How is the Japanese understanding of nature unique and different from other culture's understanding? How is it similar?
It may be said that an architecture is a device experiencing relations with person and nature. Therefore I may find a new viewpoint by comparing the natural feeling of the Westerner with the unique Japanese natural feeling.
A Westerner is confrontational if I say simply, and a Japanese is like standing side by side.
Nature lived together not an object to overcome for a Japanese. we always groped for moderate how to get along nature.
Manufacturing shows it well. It was not too made at all and worked while accepting a natural phenomenon without being going to control all.
In the case of me, I make an architecture without always going against a form (will) of nature which is inherent in material by receiving it while expecting the truth (eternity) beyond the human intellect.
There is providence of the space in material, and it is the characteristic of we Japanese to be going to create the architecture without going against providence of the space.
The Japanese expression is always co-operation with nature. It is a sense of beauty that is born from a unique humility for nature called just to "entrust" and "receptive to."
The important thing is, how much sharper can capture the truth born from materials and a moment of the once-in-a-lifetime chance, and how much better representation possible.