Hi Breda, i think i misunderstood your question from the begining.
When i re-read the question, i think i couldn`t give the answer, it is too difficult.
“to give my feel as a viewer of other people`s work in general, and to forget about my point of view as an artist.”
i took ozu as an example because several days ago i watched his movie : )
and i said about nanjing, because when i googleing ozu it jump out, and i think it is interesting to show the richness of an person.
as you see, all these happened just from the unexpected direction of your question, and when i reply these to your question only for reply (although i am misunderstood) , they are nothing to do with my proposal of shape of soul.