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aware+with+some+okashi - Today we will … • Define mono...

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Unformatted text preview: Today we will … • Define mono no aware • Attempt to place it in a visual arts context • Consider the verbal/non-verbal boundaries of mono no aware The usual spelling in English is: aware However, in Japanese its spelling changed over time: && (a-ha-re) ¨ ¨ → (a-wa-re) Therefore, now and then, you might see in English “ ahare ” +++ ** Regardless of these differences, however, it has always been pronounced: “ ah - wah - ray ” (no syllable is accented) Spelling and pronunciation Streams in Japanese aesthetics (according to Hisamatsu Sen’ichi) The humorous— The sublime— The elegant— okashi, mushin, kokkei taketakashi, yūgen, sabi, karumi (miyabi), aware , ushin, iki “ Aware!” as an exclamation: “ My! How very interesting!” ( Aware , ana omoshiro ) — Kogo sh i ū , 807 But also to express sympathy Lament A poem composed in sorrow when, on an excursion to the Well of Takahara, Prince Shōtoku of the Upper Palace saw a dead man on Mt. Tatsuta. He who if at home Would be pillowed on the arm Of his own dear love, On a journey, grass for pillow, Here lies sprawled, poor traveler! — Man’y sh ō ū , III: 415 (trans. by Edwin Cranston) o&&&&& ¡ ¢ £ ¤ ¢ Aware as an exclamation about something charming or somehow moving in a positive sense but … A night, grown thick with mist, then rain: a warbler sings, to disappear into the distance....
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