Japanese culture has a preference for concealment over grandeur. Take the landscape paintings of the Muromachi period, in which a few shaded lines were often used to signify mountains. How quickly the mind fills in the vast surrounding emptiness, how complete the sense becomes of unseen valleys, of frozen pools with sleeping fish! These were painters who knew how to modulate the power of the hidden, to manipulate its unique command over the imagination. But the concept was also integral This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Food Issue 25 The Futurist Cookbook Anti-pasta: Remembering the revolutionary recipes of the futurist movement. Food Issue 25 Cooking the Books The non-essential cookbooks every chef should have on their shelf. Design Interiors Issue 25 Modernismo The São Paulo home of Julio Roberto Katinsky is a living, breathing masterpiece of Brazilian modernism: all curves, concrete and creeping vegetation. Fashion Food Issue 25 Primal Pleasure Natural tones and earthy flavors: Celebrating the deep comfort of some of nature’s staples. Food Issue 25 Martha Stewart An interview with Martha Stewart. Arts & Culture Design Issue 25 Facial Recognition Finding friendly faces in functional objects.