Sunday, March 23, 2014

Rashomon Effect Ghost Series

A    L    O    H    A  !
A butterfly fluttered its wings 
in a wind thick 
with the smell of seaweed. 
His dry lips
 felt the touch of 
the butterfly 
for the briefest instant,
the wisp of wing dust 
still shone 
on his lips 
later.   ” 

 “People used to say 
that on moonless nights
 Her Ladyship's broad-skirted scarlet trousers 
would glide eerily 
along the outdoor corridor,
 never touching the floor.” 

 Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

“Directly beneath 
the Lotus Pond of Paradise 
lay the lower depths of Hell, 
and as He peered 
through the crystalline waters, 
He could see the 
River of Three Crossings 
and the Mountain of Needles 
as clearly as if 
He were viewing 
pictures in a peep-box.” 

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa 

" Priest:  I don't want to hear it.
 No more horror stories.

Commoner: They are common stories
 these days.
 I even heard that the demon 
living here in Rashômon 
fled in fear of
 the ferocity of man. "

Film RASHOMON [1950]

" The classic Kurosawa film 
deals with the nature of truth... 
how the same events
 can be viewed in completely
 different ways by different 
people with different 
backgrounds, expectations, 
and experiences. 
We Call it 
the Rashomon Effect. "


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eViL pOp TaRt said...

Profound ideas; startling colors to jolt me into a new way of looking at things.

True art in your photographs.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Life is not black & white hey Cloudia.. deep today mon amie, all ok ?

Adam said...

First time I've heard of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

Charles Gramlich said...

In that light, the leaf looks almost like a micro organism.

TexWisGirl said...

the demon fled from the ferocity of man. ha. probably so.

Karen S. said...

"The wisp of wing dust still shone on his lips, years later. Ah yes, we are forever connected to this Rashomon Effect. Thank you Cloudia, for this journey.

TALON said...

It's so true. Our own perspectives color everything we see and feel. I'd never heard of this, but it's intriguing, Cloudia. And your photos are perfect!

Hilary said...


Elephant's Child said...

Thought provoking. And beautifully illustrated. Thank you.

Cloudia said...

Gosh! Thanks dear pals♥

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I am so glad to see your blog shining and running at full speed!

William Kendall said...

Very vibrant colours, Cloudia. I have of course heard of Rashomon, but I've never seen it.

Anonymous said...

Profound thoughts for our class today! DrumMajor

Cloudia said...

Your visits bring gifts! Thanks very much