陶芸家 十一代 大樋長左衛門（年雄）ブログ
Ceramic Artist 11th Ohi Chozaemon(Toshio) Blog
Last night, I took the last train from Kanazawa to Nagoya.
This city, has the benefit of a continuing line of connections to my grandfather, my father, and me.
In the morning, I was invited to give a lecture to 500 people at the Urasenke Tankokai, Tokai Region,
Aichi Prefecture Branch.
I can't talk about everything in the limited time, but they may invite me again.
In the evening,
I am already back in Kanazawa.
Tomorrow is October.
It seems like an accelerated flow of time.
Korea's cultural administration is said to be generous, and the city of Cheongju supports this craft event
with a budget of about 1 billion yen.
I also met with the mayor of Cheongju, who told me that the city is aiming to become a member
of UNESCO Creative City and is modeled after Kanazawa City.
Hence, he extended a warm invitation to me.
I made many friends here, and I am sure I will visit again.
And Thank you all.
I will appear on NHK's "Kaganoto Evening".
The station will be broadcasting in Ishikawa Prefecture, but can be viewed from all over Japan on NHK Plus.
We spent quite a bit of time covering the event. Please watch it.
The Cheongju Craft Biennale is being held in South Korea, with more than 3,000 works from 57 countries and regions.
An international conference is being held at the same time, and I will be giving a lecture as an invited artist.
Yesterday, I had an officially visited to Mayor of Kanazawa Murayama Takashi.
I will be speaking about Japanese crafts and Kanazawa.
The 35th anniversary of the founding of the Fukuoka Branch of the Urasenke Tankokai and
also Youth Division was celebrated at a convention.
I was invited to give a commemorative lecture.
There was a tea ceremony, a lecture, and a reception, and I received a very warm welcome here as well.
I am grateful for the fact that the relationships between people have brought me today.
Thank you very much and thank you all.
Six years have passed since our beloved eldest daughter, Maki, passed away 2018.
And beautiful flowers have arrived. Thankfully, many people have remembered our daughter.
Grief never heals.
Then just stay that way.
It is the heart that allows me to see the light of another way.
Who I am today because of that.
That's what I've been thinking lately.
The photo was taken just a few months before her death, when she went to Hawaii with me daughter,
asking her to take the photo, which she did not want to do.
It is now a precious photo.
於 金沢21世紀美術館／At Kanazawa 21st Museum
She is one of the internationally acclaimed Japanese photographers. This is not because she is a beautiful woman,
nor because she was a former Miss Universe Japan.
In other words, her artistry may be that she sees herself in the mental images through the lens of her own subject.
Her photographs, printed on high-tech gold leaf, resemble Japanese paintings from the Rimpa Style.
Also on display are photographs of 104 people associated with Ishikawa Prefecture,
including my father (Ohi Chozaemon X, Toyasai), who is smiling gently, and beside him is a photograph of myself.
As a native of Ishikawa Prefecture, I am very proud of Ms. Mineko Orisaku's activities.
I have done a long friendship with her and we have shared many events together in various parts of Japan.
I hope we can continue to be friends and encourage each other in the future.
On May 2, during the holidays, students from Washington and Lee University, where I have also lectured,
visited ICU under the leadership of Professor Janet Ikeda.
An exchange tea ceremony was held in English, and I was invited to speak to the students from both universities.
The National Student Tea Ceremony is being held in Kanazawa today.
The day before yesterday, the students visited my home.
I was able to attend the tea ceremony at which ICU was the master of ceremonies.
They are very bright and are trying to master Japanese culture by making full use of the language.
I believe that Japan needs young people like them in the future.
Last night, I arrived in Shizuoka and had dinner with two old classmates.
I am grateful for the friendship that has remained unchanged since high school.
Today, I gave a lecture to the Urasenke Tankokai Shizuoka Branch.
I spoke for two hours to over 300 people.
A solo exhibition of my father who is turn to 96 years old.
During the Corona Disaster, he gave it all he had.
From the first day of the exhibition, Toshisuke Maeda, the 18th head of the Maeda family, Ryohei Miyata,
former head of the Cultural Affairs Agency, Fuminori Haruyama Member of the Japan Art Academy
and including many other members of the Japan Art Academy visited this exhibition.
My father would be very pleased. and proud.
It was a very hot summer.
I am at the venue in place of him.
Today, I was honored to have Mr. Yoshimasa Hayashi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan,
stop by to explain the award-winning works.
Minister Hayashi, who also served as Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology,
is deeply knowledgeable about the arts, and I am honored to discuss local crafts and other topics.
於 日本芸術院会館/The Japan Art Academy Hall
Today, I received the Imperial Prize and the Japan Art Academy Prize in the presence of
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress.
Their Majesties have asked me to come down as a recipient of the Imperial Prize,
and all the media has been reporting on the tension and the best moment of my life.
I have learned that holding on to a grief that will never disappear can bring about new realizations.
Without a doubt, I am kept alive while being protected.
I must give thanks for everything and thank you all.
I have been appointed as an advisor to the Toyota City Cultural Forum,
and thankfully 30 members gathered to celebrate my award.
Each time I visit, my connection with the people of this city deepens to the point where
I feel as if this is my hometown.
Today, the award winners gathered at the Japan Art Academy Hall for a preview of the award ceremony to be
held on July 3.
We were received by the Emperor of Japan, and in a separate room, an exhibition of award-winning
works was being planned.
The three Imperial Prize laureates, including myself, will be given six minutes each to answer questions from His Majesty.
I could tell from the preliminary that it would be a tense time.
I was invited to give a lecture at the Chubu-Chugoku district of the Urasenke Tankokai.
The subject of the lecture was "After Corona Now.
Many of my old acquaintances were in the area, and I was grateful to have the opportunity to speak to over 300 people.
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Located on the 65th floor of the Yokohama Royal Park Hotel, it is also known as the Tea Room in
the Sky and was designed and named by Ikko Tanaka, a designer whom I greatly admire.
In fact, 30 years ago in the fall, the tea room was unveiled for the first time with Ikko Tanaka as the host,
and core members of the Sabine including Masakazu Izumi, Shigeru Uchida, Hiroshi Sugimoto,
and the 12th generation Sotetsu Nakamura, gathered as invited guests.
Come to think of it, I may be the only person alive today who was invited to that event.
Today, I was the host of the tea party that served as a preview for my solo exhibition at the
Yokohama Takashimaya from June 21 to 26, and I felt as if everyone was there from the other side of the heaven
#田中一光 #内田繁 #杉本貴志 #伊住政和 #茶美会
At Kanazawa Kohrinbo Daiwa
The solo exhibition commemorating the Imperial Prize and the Japan Art Academy Prize has ended.
The spacious venue was divided into three parts: traditional, contemporary, and future, based on the
story of my published philosophy of depression.
The exhibition included kiln-formed teabowls and wood-leaf teabowls of enhanced precision,
as well as plaster paintings of a new style.
And plaster paintings, a new works, will be exhibited overseas in the future.
The exhibition will end with a great success.. I would like to thank all the people who have supported me.
Thank you very much and thank you all.
A major local solo exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Daiwa Department Store
and the Imperial Prize and the Japan Art Academy Award.
Preparations for the one-day setup are complete.About 100 works created during the three years of the
Corona Disaster will be on display.
He met a wonderful woman (Ms. Miki Yokoyama) and the day has come for us to become a family!
Over 300 people gathered in Kanazawa, including Mr. and Mrs. Toshisuke Maeda, the 18th generation
of the Maeda family, the Urasenke family, and the 18th generation of Mr.Raku Kichizaemon.
The party started at 5:00 p.m. with a song by Tatsuya Ishii, and ended after 10:00 p.m. with a variety of performances.
Please warmly watch over the two couple for their new journey together!
Urasenke Great Grand Tea Master (Daisosyo) Sen Genshitsu visited our home.
Even at 100 years old, Daisosyo is still very wise and his aura has only increased.
Thankfully, he made several tea bowls to commemorate his 100th birthday.
I traveled in Vietnam and moved about 1500 km for Nguyen Phan Chanh (1892-1984）,
Vietnam's national hero painter.
I was interviewed by the Vietnam National Broadcasting and invited to the official residence of the Japanese
Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr. Takio Yamada,
to report the whole story.
ニューヨーク・日本クラブ／At NIPPON Club NYC
I have been judging the Japan-U.S. Ceramic Competition in New York for 25 years.
The moment I entered the exhibition room there was a work that resonated with my soul.
As a result, that work was awarded the highest prize.
The winner was a young Taiwanese working in the United States.
In Taiwan, there is a artist named Chang Ching-yuan, who is like a younger brother to me.
The one student he taught is now professor and teaching to this young winner of this competition.
I am amazed at the passage of time. Come to think of it, I am 64 years old. Perhaps it is only natural.
I was invited to Montreal by my friend Takeshi Akamatsu,) Ambassador Permanent Representative of Japan to Montreal.
On the evening of the 12th, Mr. Jun Saito, Consul General of Japan in Montreal, hosted a dinner party at his official residence.
On the 13th, visit to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Laura Vigo, curator of the museum,
confirmed that the museum has at least 10 pieces of Ohi generation works from the past in its collection.
It is a miracle that these pieces came to Montreal more than 100 years ago and have been preserved to this day.
Today the government announced that I will receive an award for "Monument Cliff," which I exhibited at the 9th Nitten.
I received this news from the Japan Art Academy on February 21.
I was in Singapore on business with my oldest son Yuki, and it was also his birthday.
On the same day five years ago, my beloved daughter and I happened to be in Singapore for mutual business. Unfortunately, my daughter passed away at that age,
The award ceremony is to be attended by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan.
It feels like a dream come true to receive such a prestigious award in my life. And my daughter must be watching over me from heaven.
The "Ryumeikai" is a memorial service for the legacy of the fourth generation Urasenke master Senso,
who served the Kaga clan (Ishikawa Prefecture), and has been held at Gesshinji-temple in Kanazawa.
Ohi Chozaemon was started under the guidance of Senso since 1666.
As the 11th head of the my family, I served as the host of tea ceremonies and 350 people from all over
Japan attended the tea ceremony to express my gratitude for the blessings I had bestowed upon them.
My knees were in lockdown after sitting through 14 tea ceremonies from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
but it was a pleasant exhaustion to have had this opportunity and to have pleased so many guests.
Five years ago, when I had a exhibition in Singapore, my daughter happened to her business stay with me.
Today is my eldest son, Yuki's birthday.
Probably he would wanted to be with his fiancée, but unfortunately he is with me.
I am now participating in a big project with him here.It is also the first job for my oldest son and me.
I can hear my daughter's supportive voice.
It could be a blessing. I must say thank you to everyone.
I was able to produce a dinner event for Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel.
The dress code is formal wear. Initially, it was planned for 80 people, but it became 152 customers from
all over the country, not just my hometown of Kanazawa.
A red carpet is spread from the carriage porch to the venue, and a stylish space awaits customers.
The executive chef's challenge was to reconfigure Kaga cuisine into French, Chinese, and Japanese dishes,
and for those dishes, the sommelier proposed a collaboration with wine, along with dessert, matcha, and herbal tea.
For each scene, the head chef, sommelier, pastry chef, etc. appeared, and I had the opportunity to interview them each time.
And at the beginning and ending, the violinist continued playing until the last customer.
The smiles of the participants and the smiles of all the hotel staff were very moving.
I was really happy to be able to produce it. Thank you for giving me a good opportunity.
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Today is the last day of the five classes.
Every year, I have taught Japanese culture to students from all over the world.
Students experience the tea ceremony,
making pots and kiln firing, and present these experiences in an exhibition. All of these classes are conducted in English.
They will eventually return to their home countries.
When they see the works they created that will remember their days in Kanazawa.
A new life is growing up.Japanese customs are wonderful.
The first time, we were too small to remember.
The second time, we fulfill that role as a parent.
The third time, we watch over him as a grandfather.
I feel happy and want to give thanks for everything.
Philosophy of Utsuwa," which I spent two and a half years writing
It was introduced nationwide by both Dr.Robert Campbell and myself.
I am surprised at this dreamlike development for my first published book.
I intend to continue to work with a broad perspective on the world of art.
I would like to continue to broaden my view of the field of arts and disseminate my ideas from Kanazawa,
the city I love, to the rest of the country and the world.
I would like to express my gratitude to the Tokyo Meguro City Office for their cooperation in using the
former Maeda family's main residence as the location for the interview,
and to the Yomiuri Shimbun for its coverage of my book.
Founded in 1968, this association has sponsored the Ishikawa Workers' Art Exhibition.
Last year I became the president and the 72nd exhibition was held at Kanazawa 21st Century Museum.
I officially visited to Ishikawa pref. Governor Hase Hiroshi with the winners of the Minister of Health,
Labor and Welfare Award and the Ishikawa Governor's Award in the fields of Japanese-style painting,
Oil painting, photography, calligraphy, and crafts.
The visit must have been a great encouragement to the award winners.
I would like to take over this association, of which my father has been the president for oner 50 years,
and I would like to make a sincere effort to further development.
I can't find my business card case for 4 days now.
It was original and I liked it very much.
I inquired about all the places I had dinner places, I stopped at, everything 、、、、、
I turned it over and over in my daily regular bag and looked for it again and again.
I made up my mind this morning to buy a new one.
I opened my regular bag again.
Then the business card case I was looking for was there, as it should be.
It is really strange, but thanks for coming back to me
A superstar artist born in Manila in 1973. He came to see me from the land of perpetual summer to Kanazawa in winter.
His country was once colonized by Spain and the United States, and was once occupied by Japan.
He continues to challenge his unique artistry while capturing such a historical background.
For almost a day, we had various conversations, I could respect his work and personality that was beautiful.
It seems that he usually doesn't actively talk to people, but he said, "in near future, let me make
work in your studio," and left.
"Be the first to take charge of her most painful and painful loss in life with a smile."
Tamagawa Gakuen where I studied high school and university. These are the words left by the
founder, Dr.Kuniyoshi Obara.
For some reason, the meaning of this word resonates with me now.
It always guides me to the starting point when I put myself in art.
I will devote myself to creating works that deepen.
Happy new year to all of you!