Teahouse Kurosawa

Teahouse Kurosawa. Fuji X100. 23mm. ISO 400. 1/60 sec at f/8. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.

This is the Descanso Gardens teahouse that I have photographed numerous times. In a comment to a previous post, Abu Zar suggested to me that the lighting was reminiscent of Kurosawa’s, especially in Rashoman. While that wasn’t initially my intention, I agreed. This is an attempt to recreate that Kurosawa lighting here again. Kubrick especially admired Kurosawa’s lighting in Rashoman and other films. Kubrick noted the low-key dappled effect.