Originally Posted by Stargazer
Speaking of subtlety, here's something related to what we've been discussing here:
what some Japanese people pay attention to is the part of substance that hardly matters to and/or simply not wanted by others. The texture of raw meat (in this picture it's beef) is just as popular as the bokeh taste on lens quality. Japanese people tend to prefer it with some (but to me too much) fat rather than the lean part only, and they think it's their Japanese taste.
I think I've posted a similar comment somewhere before. But that's the easiest way to explain what subtlety means to over here.