#02:Dou

The event theme was “Dou-the way of beauty.” The spirit of “Dou” has been cherished since ancient days, as can be seen in Japanese unique cultures, including calligraphy, flower arrangement, and tea ceremony. “Dou” means the way of living, that is, the attitude of pursuing the essence of life. This philosophy is derived from Zen, and unique to Japan. They con- sider the border between non-daily and daily things, and respect nature and seniors. It’s no exaggeration to say that the spirit of “Dou” developed the Japanese characteristic value and aesthetic sense that emphasize courtesy and details. This time, the artists flourishing in calligraphy, flower arrangement, and tea ceremony performed, under the theme of the way of beauty. In addition, quests enjoyed artworks, liquors, Japanese appetizers, and tea, etc.

Works List

ONKOCHISHIN

ONKOCHISHIN -You can renew the past into a tomorrow’s wisdom.-A calligraphy brush and the violin, traditional symbols of the East and the West respectively, will collaborate in this live performance. Both instruments have been used as avenues of expression in both cultures from ancient times. Today, we will install a CCD camera to the brush and a digital device to the violin and produce our unique expression of art. This improvisational art will lead us to the road of unknown.

Created By
Kotaro Hachinohe ( Japanese Calligraphy )
Kenji Williams ( Violin )
Takaya Nagase ( Sound Engineer )
Yoshitaka Mori ( Visual Support and Video Editing )
Masami Adachi ( Video )
Iori Tajika ( Photograph )
Kotaro Ohashi ( Photograph )

DOU

The spirit of “Dou” has been cherished since ancient days, as can be seen in Japanese unique cultures, including calligraphy, flower arrangement, and tea ceremony. “Dou” meansthe way of living, that is, the attitude of pursuing the essence of life. This philosophy is derived from Zen, and unique to Japan. They considerthe border between non-daily and daily things, and respect nature and elders.It’s no exaggeration to say that the spirit of “Dou” developed the Japanesecharacteristic values and aesthetic sense that emphasizes courtesy and details.

Created By
Kotaro Hachinohe ( Japanese Calligraphy )
Akiyo Sano ( Ikebana ) Souki Usui ( Tea Ceremony )
Yoshitaka Mori ( Video and Editing )
Kimio Takeyama ( Photograph )
Takaya Nagase ( Music )
Hitoshi Sagaseki ( Creative Direction )

SHOSA

Shosa: “behavior, conduct, carriage, gesture”. Shosa is a word to express gesture or body movement such as handling, posture, and bowing. The way to smoothly entertain guests by sharpening ones sense from the top of the head to each finger is very beautiful. You can find the Japanese aesthetic value in the unique actions which can be seen from time to time in the clean flowing movement. The terminology “ichigo ichie (an encounter is a once in a life-time event)”, which is the basics of hosting, is originated from the tea ceremony. The hospitality to the guests is expressed through they hanging scroll paintings, the flower arrangement, the tools for tea ceremony, and the tea itself.

Created By
Kotaro Hachinohe ( Japanese Calligraphy )
Akiyo Sano ( Ikebana )
Souki Usui ( Tea Ceremony )
Yoshitaka Mori ( Video and Editing )
Masami Adachi ( Video )
Iori Tajika ( Photograph )
Kotaro Ohashi ( Photograph )
Takaya Nagase ( Music )
Hitoshi Sagaseki ( Creative Direction )

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