Friday, September 24, 2010

I k i

いきCool chic, subversive fashion among Japanese townspeople during the first half of the 19th century. I love that term. I will aspire to iki, though I will never qualify. From Wikipedia (which I don't like), "Iki is an expression of simplicity, sophistication, spontaneity, and originality. It is ephemeral, romantic, straight forward, measured, audacious, smart, and unselfconscious." Let me see if I can work on one of those qualities. The picture at left is from