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At Dobrá čajovna Art exhibitionJuly\Sept 2020 Praha VN - Václavské náměstí 14, 11000 Prague, Czech Republic
The 72 climates of Hideyuki
Seventy-two weathers in Japan, which match the climate of Japan, represent changes in flora and fauna and weather in seventy-two short sentences, and the image is made using 22 types of glaze and gold leaf and gold solution, and the seasonal transition colors It was created by expressing 72 in 72 bowls.
A year of nature and tradition seen through the ancient Japanese calendar.
Japan has four beautiful seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. The rich expressions of each season color our lives throughout the year, and historically the Japanese have paid special attention to the seasons and their influence on daily life since olden times.
The origins of that can be found in the ancient 24 season calendar. The path of the sun as seen from Earth creates a zodiac, 360 degrees divided into 24 15-degree sections, each one given a name to depict the seasonal changes through the year, with each season lasting just 15 days.
In olden times a lunar calendar was used, based on the waxing and waning of the moon, which meant that the position of the sun and the dates on the calendar would gradually shift out of sync. It is possible that the 24 season calendar was a way to compensate for this, and provide a calendar that satisfactorily depicted the changes in the seasons which matched with daily life.
And beyond that, each season of the 24 season calendar was then divided again into three more, to create the 72 season calendar. Each of these 72 seasons lasts just five days or so, and the names of each season beautifully depict the tiny, delicate changes in nature that occur around us, year in year out.
We have the priviledge to welcome Shiro Tsujimura, the creator of Japan's most beautiful tea bowls
"When the monk asked me what will happen after death, I replied that I don't know, and I really don't know. So what will you do when you die? I really don't know. What I know is I only want to do things that I like during the time when I'm alive. So when you die, whether it's the end or whether there's heaven after that, there are religions with answers to that. But actually, it really matters down to what you can do during the time when you are alive. I really like this idea of ignorance is bliss. "
We spoke about beauty, and what this means to him.
"Beauty is a very difficult concept. Dirty things can also be beautiful, for example, when people look at this, they might think it looks dirty, but I think it is beautiful. I think different people have different concepts of beauty, because it depends on each individual. A bowl that can be looked at for hours for its beauty, that's what I hope to make. Something fascinating is this space inside the bowl, something that exists in the bowl."
Ryo Inoue born 1947 is located at 89-3 Magarikawa, Hizennachi, Karatsu-shi
Access: 20 minutes' drive from JR Karatsu Station
Seeking something unpredictable
Having dextrous hands from a young age, making things was a natural conclusion. "Everyone has an opinion, but
I work as I like, without constraints.", says Inoue san about seeking freedom in his pursuit of Karatsu ware.
The kiln is a four chambered noborigama. For Inoue san, this kiln is a valued family member, and the tool with
which he can express his freedom, producing an endless range of unpredictable surfaces and colors.
Old Karatsu ware is an ideal. It is impossible to reproduce exactly, but he pursues the ideal every day, in an effort
to bring his work closer.
Karatsu ware, imperfect, holds a real mystery and charm. Inoue san hopes his work will become part of his
customer's lives. With intensity, he faces his work again today.
"Remnants of a Distant Past"
Brief introduction is written for Onihagi web site & courtesy of Dr. Ken Jeremiah
Ken Jeremiah has written numerous books and articles, and he has translated various works from Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. Dr. Ken Jeremiah has written extensively about history, religion, and critical thinking. His previous books include Remnants of a Distant Past, Christian Mummification, Living Buddhas, Aikido Ground Fighting, and If the Samurai Played Golf...Zen Strategies for a Winning Game. He teaches world language and comparative religion courses, and currently resides in Narragansett, RI.
Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji Temple Omamori
The omamori are Japanese amulets dedicated both to particular Shinto deities and to Buddhist icons. The Japanese word mamori means protection, while the honorific prefix o- gives the word a moving meaning towards the outside, thus going to mean "Your protection".