It won’t be alive if we oppressed it from changing. 変化なしに生きることはできない

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. Should the same be said of existence in general? Henri Bergson How immature of me to naively have believed that there … Continue reading

ART, what makes of… アートとは。

Does art have to be original? “this is, after all, what people love in art. The same is true of literary composition. While bearing resemblance to the original, it should have stylisation; this makes it art, and is what delights … Continue reading

life, freedom and peace  / 暮らしと自由と平和

There is noone to protect our life other than ourselves We have no other choice but to protect our own life Nothing surprising, if we had thought about it Are we too late to realise it? Still, it was good that we … Continue reading

What language represent 言葉に支配される

But simplicity and plain expression do not seem to be truly characteristic of the language, which is surely one of the world’s vaguest yet most suggestive. (Donald Keene “Japanese Literature: An introduction for Western Readers”) Isn’t it exactly who we … Continue reading

Ultimate knowledge = to know the limit of your own knowledge / 最上知とは、知識への限界を知るその知恵

Some may argue that these artifacts created with aesthetic conscience and intentions are much more advanced than those without. I, however, must tell you that is a common mistake which we, of the modern era of knowledge and science, tend … Continue reading

just a simple cup of tea, yet…? ただお茶を飲む、ということ

The TEA DRINKING that is known as cha-no-yu in Japan is not just drinking tea, but involves all activities leading to it, all the utensils used in it, the entire atmosphere surrounding the procedure, and last of all, what is … Continue reading