He asked: “Will all my earthly desires disappear if I practiced here?” Master answered: “No way! Your earthly desires will never perish. But they will start shining” A phrase from a dialogue between Fujita Issho, Zen practitioner, and Hoshina Machiko, … Continue reading
That is what I call mastership. I actually would draw the parts that are not meant to stand out with much intent care, as if I am tanning leather with my brush. So that the parts I really want audience … Continue reading
Enjoying the re-discovery of Setsu NAGASAWA, illustrator/writer, one of the pioneering figures in Japanese post WW2 fashion scene. Continue reading
My first experience at a “proper” tea ceremony.
Can something as subjective as beauty be shared and appreciated by everyone? TARO OKAMOTO says “When something is truly beautiful, it somewhat repels you” This might go against his view, but I found out that something that doesn’t even grab … Continue reading
「いき」な姿としては湯上り姿もある。 裸体を回想として近接の過去に持ち、 あっさりとした浴衣を着ているところに、 媚態とその形相印とが表現を全うしている。 （九鬼周造 「いき」の構造）
How much of Japan do I really know?
Okinawa, the land of origin how do you stay so strong and gentle?
Christo says “Contemporary art is not about beauty. It’s going away from beauty”