- Dec 24, 2001
- Albuquerque, NM
One of my former employees and still a dear friend is of Peruvian-Japanese descent and originally from Peru.
I read an anecdote years ago, in [something] by Douglas Adams, which contrasted the Japanese and European/western attitudes to "historical buildings"
And now I found the source itself.I found the quote you are talking about! I did not put it in quotes, as that makes it harder to read:
I'm assuming you're joking, because I'm pretty sure that's actually an origami crane (one of the 'classic' origami forms)this temple had a whole bunch of them, including a pterodactyl
This being Japan, though, I'm now wondering if the sculptor actually went so far as to fold that statue out of a very thin sheet of metal (katana-style)...?You're right! That makes a lot more sense
Shows you how much I know about origami
This being Japan, though, I'm now wondering if the sculptor actually went so far as to fold that statue out of a very thin sheet of metal (katana-style)...?
If so, that would be truly cool!
愚痴聞き地蔵and while I'm at it, here's another one of the statues that's nearby