陶芸家 十一代 大樋長左衛門（年雄）ブログ
Ceramic Artist 11th Ohi Chozaemon(Toshio) Blog
It was a big end this year for my life.
I succeed to the 11th Ohi Chozaemon atUrasenke on January 27.
I had a succession tea ceremony in Kanazawa and had many important guests from the whole country.
An once-in-a-lifetime my succession exhibition is held at Kyoto, Tokyo and Kanazawa.
A trip abroad, a memorial lecture at the USA Washington Japan Embassy, I went back and forth between
New York and Shanghai couple times and went to Hawaii,Taiwan and a various part of Japan.
Japan Arts & Crafts Society Executive Director, Visiting Professor of the Shanghai Art Academy and
Japan Sommelier Association honor sommelier was also given.
As arts and crafts-like architecuture, Aozora pharmacy,
It was also possible to receive much coverage from a newspaper, a television and a magazine.
Ohi Ware for 350 years and the father is 89 years memorial birthday.
I never forgot this year. I tell my appreciation for all related encounter persons. Thank you all
東京芸術大学大学院建築科の全体講評会で、「 吉田五十八賞 」を受賞し、平成28年度を首席で卒業することになったらしい。
My eldest son Yuki reported me in Taiwan.
He will be awarded "Yoshida Isoya prize" and seem going to graduate from fiscal year 2016
by the head at the whole comment meeting of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and music.
It's said that his student life ends with this, too.
When looking back, there is never a case that he was praised.
And I wouldn't also have that now. The handling I received from my father, too has been repeated,
but it may be the own our family direction.
He isn't also a genius and doesn't also have the excellent brain.
A collapse is repeated many times up to now, though he is weak, it has been bounced by making an effort.
Stoped from school 2 years also learned ceramics at Tajimi ceramics design research center.
I don't know arts and crafts,how he is going to work on architecture, either.
The hurdle is high, but the thing it can say may be a new style of approach.
Expression of courtesy visited Taiwan,
Tainang city office. However I couldn't meet with mayor during an assembly,
I had a meeting with chief of international relations and discussed an exchange arts with Kanazawa.
There are a lot of good Japan understanding people in Tainang city and they seriously think
about exchange with Kanazawa.
I'd like to continue the significant relationship with Tainan by all Kanazawa people.
When hearing Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, I had a hard time.
Because my father and eldest son both graduates from that university.
And my son is still a graduate student.But I'm different.
I had to go and I could not go. It was my memory. Mr. Junji Ito takes charge of is a unique program.
So I did the class of 90 minutes as a instructor.
It was the whole school part target, so the student was various, too, Then they heard my talk eagerly.
Wen Ting Chung which is a pupil of Tainang university of arts and now Phd graduate student,
I could see her work and a work for eldest son Yuki.
Now I moved to Narita Airport.
Karuizawa new art museum build the Guesthouse by Architect Kuma Kengo.
And It was held opening lunch with only limited guests.
Fair Asamayama spread under the eyes, and Kuma Kengo as a guest of honor also I was invited with
famous artists Yang Yongliang(China) and Ms. Komatsu Miwa.
It was the chance to talk together with Mayor of Karuizawa Fujimaki,
Chair Parson Shiraishi Yukio and President Shiraishi Koei.
"Ohi Kiln Generations and the related people" it has started from yesterday.
Ohi Kiln, 350 years. Generations from Ⅰto Ⅺ, collaboration tea bowls of father and I and the related works
from Inoue Kaoru, Matsunaga Yasuzaemon, Okuda Gensou, Kayama Matazou and Teshigahara Hiroshi,,,,,, exhibited.
A painting on fusuma of Senju Hiroshi is also exhibited as special exhibition.
And it was never explained the making process of the tea bowl and firing method.
Up to now, everything has planned exhibition based on father's idea.
I planned and saw while hearing the father's explanation for the first time,
the good chance to look at successive generations again. Please come to visit until 3/31/2017
2016/12/16 Hokkoku Shimbun Newspaper Morning Edition.
Thomas Ruff (born 10 February 1958) is a German photographer who lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.
His existence has led a contemporary picture expression.
His big exhibition is held from the 9th at Kanazawa art museum in the 21st century.
He visited my home between exhibition preparations.
I was very excited by his form that he trust to a flow at time in the tea-ceremony room and his behavior.
I am honored to be able to see him.
The friend in Wakayama Mr Kashihata Naohisa who introduced a great artist ! Thank you very much.
He has severely trained himself by Urasenke, and there is him now.
He's my younger brother who is 11 years younger. My younger sister was between us, but she has passed away.
It seemshe has supervised a movie.
"Don't forget thanks." Oppositely my mind is (he is persevering)
Because our age is too far away, candid advice is always given.
I realized I may not be praised so much.
But well, I'm happy like own happening、、、、、、、、
The BS Asahi (nationwide broadcast) "Kanazawa's wonder"
-The charm the Hyakumangoku castle town at which an author Tomomi Muramatsu will visit -
Kanazawa special story for 2 hours. Author Tomomi Muramatsu.
A calligrapher Shishuu visited my father, me and eldest son Yuki,
Together in our studio. I hope that time of three generation follows eternally, but 、、、、、、.
Fortunately, everyone is fine.
Kanazawa Samuraiz had game with Saitama broncos.
It was the perfect away game but they had won a complete victory.
I was possible to meet a coach and players after a game, too.
I really love this team. Even though Kasukabe was far.
I speak about "my succession" in the time now.
I participated in an event of a Japan Inter-Design Forum.
I'm a member of this forum for more than 20 years.
Many members have towed Japanese culture.
To talk with limited time, seems to be also to look at oneself.
It is just like TED experienced before, 、、、、、、.
A mediation committee member is the person who hits a solution of trouble as a member of a conciliation
committee as well as a judge or an arbitration government service.
They are doing person concerned's say and the difficult work to hear feeling sufficiently and advance arbitration.
Such all people gathered at this meeting, and what is "tradition", I told.
A foreign visitor is increasing recently.
When only the people who I met recently also include coverage,
United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, USA, Canada, Brazil,
Australia, China, Korea and Vietnam, can't finish counting.
There is also time a lot more than a domestic visitor by a day.
The nice lovers who visited from Washington DC today solved a mystery.
Their site has the word-of-serch communication written in English.
It's said that is subdivided into national language.
Surprisingly "Kanazawa" "art" then my family is ranked as dominance already by only that search.
パネラーは、日本芸術院会員 日展理事 武腰敏昭先生、日展理事 春山文典先生、
林田英樹 元文化庁長官、奥田小由女 日展理事長などが隣席される中、未来の工芸が様々に語られた。
"Where does Nitten Japan Fine Art goes?" such symposium was performed at Tokyo national new art museum.
A panel is a Japan Art Academy Member and Nitten director Takegoshi Toshiaki, Nitten director Haruyama Fuminori,
Mr. Mitamura Arisumi by whom the Prime Minister prize was just awarded and I.
While Hideki Hayashida former Agency for Cultural Affairs head and the Sayume Okuda Nitten chief director
were doing the next seat,
the future arts and crafts were told variously.
It's asked and time about whether they're traditional craft arts and contemporary crafts arts,
and then it means have to explain to overseas people about Japanese Kogei.
I had a lecture with well known Patissier Tsujiguchi Hironobu about our life.
The student who considers to be Patissier and work with well known sushi Chef for the world development.
A student of an excellent national university seems to be changing with the new movement.
My father who becomes 89 years old soon and received "the 14th time Chado Cultural Award".
It's a prize from Uraenke which sheds light on the person who contributed to the way of tea culture.
My friend Kashihata Naohisa who attended and took a valuable picture from awarding reception.
Thank you very much.
Jdges, Ronald Labaco (independent curator)
Hyeyoung Cho (2015 Cheongju international Craft Biennaale Curator and independent curator)
Masahiro Karasawa (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo chief of arts and crafts),
Ohi Toyasai (ceramic artist and Order of Cultural Merit awardee of the decoration),
Mr. Mamoru Nakagawa (goldsmith Craftmen Important intangible cultural asset holder)
and Yuji Akimoto (Tokyo university art museum director and Kanazawa art museum in the 21st century director).
From 567 application and to the first prize, an excellent prize, each judge special award it is only 8 works were chosen.
There were various opinions from abroad judges also comments from a winner.
The crafts competition and convention of arts and crafts from Kanazawa since 1989,
I have taken part in the planning as an executor, and the craft of the world,
Asia and Japan it should based at Kanazawa.
A session for two days has started. Chairperson Suzuki Corp Mr. Osamu Suzuki was a first speaker
which can't think 86 years old of clear opinion.
I joined in a session with pâtissier Hironobu Tsujiguchi too.
Politicians such as minister, congressman, a governor and a mayor, the business world, religion,
mass communication, sport and artists gathered.
Some day it will be connected in my future from this learning and encounter.
Chairman of Globis Capital Partners Mr. Yoshito Hori is advocates of G1 Summit which is just like Japanese
edition of Davos meeting.
Various leaders gather a political and financial circle, culture, an education field and NPO.
The area meeting will be held from tomorrow at Hamamatsu.
I'm also one of advisory board and going to join for discussion.
このVTRは特別な許可を得たもので、作曲 千住明氏、台本 黛まどか氏、
I was member of The Kanazawa junior chamber (JC) before .It is already 18 years ago.
I'm working on some important event with active members now.
Gyokuseninmaru park and tea-ceremony room where a place neighbors Kanazawa castle
When taking a walk through a garden, it's geisha's dance! And a ninja carried the special ingredients.
It's satisfied in a special Kaga dish of a "tsubajin" Kawamura master chef in the tea-ceremony room.
An opera flowed through a climax in the park lit up.
It was also a very fantastic scene.
This VTR Opera is the special permission. It was played by Senju Akira,
Mayuzumi Madoka and Conductor by Otomo Naoto.
They are all my friends.
It's also important to consider a tea ceremony of Japanese culture and arts and crafts deeply, everything,
as well as Kanazawa's purpose, I think it's necessary when catching clearly for people of the world.
Such event will also be experiment for me.
Mr. Akira Yagi who attended as a guest, some people from the whole country and the JC member
everybody of a participant was sometimes a ninja and who entertained.
I'll be thankful to all persons.
It's this event that only once a year opens a tea-ceremony room in my house.
Reliable gallery owner Ms. Yoko Motoyama plans this exhibition.
Respected Japanese ceramic Artist Mr. Akira Yagi.
And Odahahi Masayo is expected as a glass artist.
The 500 years old pine tree in the garden is also glad about an encounter of 3 people.
It was small rain and I was entered the inside of Takisha Romon Gate.
Later outside took the place of positive light with cloud.
Happily I could meet with chief priest of this shrine Senge TakamasaI could meet also.
I went back and forth between Yonago and Izumo early in the morning.
It was rare time by friend Ms. Ikuko Katsube's guided, I'll be thankful.
He's a graduate student of Tokyo University of Fine Art school of architecture.
He also learned ceramics was at Tajimi ceramics design research center.
Architecture and ceramics. So-called two-sword style.
This exhibition is with 2 other excellent artists . He has to be apprehended that he could participate.
The first experience which is besides the competition for him. I want to tell him that not to forget modesty.
I was invited to the clock brand event of Frank Mueller at Kyoto Soudo.
And the owner Mr. Frank Mueller and my friend are keeping tight relationships .
We talked with champagne from noon to late evening.
I'd like to make some dreams come true together.
I will be sure in the future which isn't far!
He's the superstar born in Brazil.
And he joined together just after the visit to Japan with my friend Paul Noritaka Tange.
My work is collected in his private museum.
I am happy to have such a wonderful friend to connect with same heart.
Today, tomorrow, it is uncle's funeral.
It's regrettable, but I can't be attend.
My uncle was 21 years younger than my father and was existence like my elder brother.
After going to Tokyo and Nihon University Tsurugaoka high school from
Kanazawa University accessory junior high school, then became a dental doctor.
I left Kanazawa for Tamagawagakuen high school in Tokyo too. I lived on near the uncle house in Yoyogi.
We shared from the common sense to live away from the early age so my uncle made me important.
When being deserted and spicy, it was helped by the gentleness of my uncle many times.
One month ago, my uncle visited Kanazawa in a birthplace and my home by his last power.
my uncle, my father and me our tear didn't stop at the time of separation.
Uncle was hospitalized from the next day when he returned and, he has died while spending a little day.
My uncle fought against a disease until the end.
Good-bye! And thank you all.
Also give my best regards now!
Famous Japanese-style restaurant in Kanazawa "Tsurukou"i owned by Mr. Saburo Kawada.
He is a master of Kaga style food and is a great master of Japanese tea with deep understanding of arts.
There are a lot of people who learned by him.
It was invited by this master to for Japanese tea ceremony.
The work which are many masterpieces and Ohi generations.
It means that successive generations Cozaemon in a tea-ceremony room.
He is 85-year-old man and said to my father who tries to be 89 years old and me who has just succeeded.
"I wanted to tell you of a celebration for tea."
It was quiet and was the moment an encounter of destiny which I felt from him with not to talk much.
於 横浜エリスマン邸／At Yokohama Ehrismann House
Strachan Kate came from USA to my studio.
Then she entered Izumi ceramics academy in Yokohama after study in 2 years.
And today, it was her graduation exhibition.
It must be hard to stay in Japan for 4 years.
Congratulation Kate !
Many students who learned from foreign countries at my studio in Kanazawa.
Everyone is making pots in each country.
It may be the proof that I repeated the year,also.
After a long time, I am in Tokyo.
This laboratory a Taiwanese craft artists talk.
They call HANDSCAPE.
Meaningful talk is being heard by Mr. Masayuki Kurokawa's lead.
I am also member of JIDF
I was busy, so it's healed time.
An exhibition of 6 days has ended.
My friend, an acquaintance and collectors gathered from not only Kanazawa area, Los Angeles, Tokyo,,etc.
Once-in-a-lifetime local succession exhibition. I think it has ended in the success.
I'm thankful for all my ancestors and thank you all.
Mr Akimoto Yuji (Tokyo university of art museum director and Director of Kanazawa 21st century museum of
contemporary art) and I discussed about the way of my life and my this succession exhibition.
Mr. Akimoto is also one of the top art critic who runs through a tip of contemporary art,
and love and respect as a teacher.
Many persons could attend this conversation, and I was lucky to share the time with him.
Important persons gathered from Los Angeles, Tokyo, Toyama-ken, Ishikawa-ken and Kanazawa-shi.
I could realized by myself where and who I am.I'm really thankful.
An once-in-a-lifetime exhibition has started.
The work which has been just produced is approximately 100.
I designed all space
After I produce, until it's displayed, it has to be artist work
Please come to visit.
9/8ー9/13 it will be held my succession exhibition at Kanazawa Korinbo Daiwa.
I have spent long time and have imagined after I'm conscious of succession.
I also have to fine my proof why I was born to be necessary.
It means my resolution with an once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.
Please support. And thank you all
於 東京文化財研究所／National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo.
Inazo Nitobe's symposium was held.
Mrs.Abe Akie (wife of Prime Minister Abe Shinzo) . Ms. KOSHINOJUNKO and some foreign ambassador of Republic of
San Marino Manlio Cadelo had a speech as a special guest, and I participated as an execution commissioner.
There is a reason that such persons gathered.
Well, my friend Mr. Tsunenori Nitobe is in trouble.
He's 8 generation Nitobe family head. And he was a director in Towada municipal Nitobe memorial museum.
But, Towada-shi has made the abandoned museum by one-sided in recent years.
I do not know about politics. However I am very much worry,
what happens to many collections of books and momentos?
Can't Nitobe memorial hall and Nitobe family be rescued somehow?
The "Japanese chivalry Bushido" Inazo Nitobe raised is crying.
When trouble can be settled by "Japanese chivalry", it'll be remarkable, but 、、、、、、.
I'd like to help my friend with everyone!
A festival in Toyama Yao is also the last day.
The dance and don't know whether it's sad whether it's delight.
Person's rawness, mortality and soul
It may be the one which is the proof that we go following eternity.
Ms. Marie Tatsumi appeared on an opera performance in Toyama Aubade Hall.
She is Ctor Takurou Tatsumi's eldest daughter. And I know An actor I know her from child's time.
Also it was Mrs. Mayumi Tatsumi's birthday and his family gathers at Toyama from the previous day.
I seem to be the family's member, so I am joined.
Daughter is the existence affectionate in particular to a father.
His daughter evolving as an opera singer
Mr. Takurou Tatsumi who sits down on the next, and probably he as watching only his daughter in his eyes.
I have a daughter, too. It is absolutely similar.
A special story over my inherited 12 pages. Critical essay of the Akimoto Yuji Tokyo National University
of Fine Arts director and the Kanazawa 21st century Museum if Contemporary art director also
musician Ishii Tatuya writes.
I'm here by the person who resists. Because it's a thankful life, I can exert myself.
I was making works at my studio, every day sleeping hours are several hours.
I was invited to Sendai for Urasenke Tohoku Block 45th anniversary memorial lecture.
The travel which makes connetions with the Hokuriku Shinkansen and Tohoku Shinkansen and
is comfortable in the morning.
Tohoku area is located wide range but still many persons gathered, could meet some old friends also.
"Thank you very much for all Tohoku people.
And please permit quick returning to Kanazawa.
It was contribution after a long time.
My father is seeing televising from 15:00. And some of mass communication are making interview at the same time.
He is meeting His Majesty the Emperor many times from the Crown Prince age. My father made had short
comment it is "by His Majesty the Emperor's word, all"
It was informed of hard life once more.
His Majesty the Emperor's state as the symbol.
The Japanese future may be the one asked about it.
I'm 58 years old. A thing is often lost recently.
About half month ago in Osaka, my friend and I drank early in the morning,
my purse has been lost then.
The purse was taken to the police.
The person who picked it up. The police which looked for the person who has dropped it.
Japan where everyone is conscientious. A wonderful country.
I am proud of I might be born as Japanese.
Thank you Japan and thank you all.
I made a art space. It is opened from today in the center of Kanazawa.
陶土・土壁素材／ceramic object・Clay and Plaster wall material
This is the story of Yin-Yang ideology and 5 Elements Thoughts
The earth and the universe are tied by these ideas
Earth, in all its beauty, is just our starting place
We are of Blue Origin, and here is where it begins
It goes to this space following eternity with the blue sky
Great grand champion sumo wrestler Chiyonofuji died and he was my friend also.
When he was doing spirit training by ceramics production in the active age,
He also visited many times in my home.
He was very much cross friend of Urasenke Grand Tea Master zabousai too,
and even yearly I have met him at new year tea ceremony.
Chiyonofuji! Great grand champion sumo wrestler and who won 31 times of championship and
received People's Honor Award!
He is hero and his life isn't this world limit.
He is living in all people heart. I'd like to believe it so.
Joining the palms together
40 schoolchildren in Kanazawa city came to my studio by an event called town Expo.
It is the theme of the the “Ohi Ware” which will make the object for the person who like the most,
A lot of works have been finished.
It's serious to fire them !
I had a lecture by an invitation of a Japanese nursing venture society.
The people of nursing gathered and I spoke about Art's sometimes rescuing a person.
Thank you very much! They were always said that word by elder people,
that is people's eyes were so gentle.
I have finished a program council of Hokuriku Broadcast and have gone outside.
Then a parking lot of the next convenience store became restricted full of fire truck.
A charger from a solar board is probably explosive, and it seem to have gone up in flames.
It didn't have to be calm Honda's forest and catastrophe!
メインゲストとして草月流４代 勅使河原 茜 家元、そして私が登場する。
My friend Tatsumi Takuro is producing Wine TV Document. And it was broad casting today.
Sogetsu Flower Grand Master Teshigaha Akane and I are invited as main guests
and talked and tasted some of Wien with my home town foods by French style.
Please watch this TV.
Mr. Ryouhei Miyata's Agency for Cultural Affairs chief assumption celebration party was held in Tokyo,
and father Ohi Toyasai also had make a guest greet.
Nine Harmony by which Mr. Miyata served as a representative.
We could meet old friends again.
Craft Artist and Tokyo University of Arts president, and, at last,
the Agency for Cultural Affairs chief. Because we know he always spending a strenuous life.
My Kanazawa's companies received for new president Mr. Hidemitsu Nakano who used to be president
of Niigata Albirex and BJ league into a president with appeared to a press conference.
A sports journalist Seizyun Ninomiya also attended and promised future support.
And it is going to be aiming at operation of the area close adherence type by new management team,
Chairperson Koji Asano, Vice President Masahiro Fujiya and vice president Hidenari Iwamo.
I am very much proud of receiveing me as their company to be dream shared with them.
I know it will be very hard to manage
for them but let me do my best to support them as much as possible
I read the book away from the art after a long time.
The book Mr. Shintaro Ishihara wrote is interesting.
The pardon usually never associate with not like some parson.
The special unlike person passes away, and, time, it has passed,
it realizes the person was loved and should be respected.
Mr. Shintaro Ishihara has against to this great politician, but he began to to understand of Tanaka Kakuei
by a sense of respect now, and there is writing.
When there is sometimes mutual agreement, a person and a person will be sometimes big difference.
When it's giblets person, Ii happens to develop into a rights quarrel of big group and group,
and society involves influence in that.
Mr. Shintaro Ishihara says. The art which is a make of the sensitivity often makes a genius,
but there isn't a person who left unprecedented achievement like him in the world with the sterile sensitivity
as the politics.
It explains by thought of Zen, we should concern that how to be seen from different side parson.
But it's the world that it isn't easy even if it's understood.
Because Mr. Shintaro Ishihara who has reached variously,
it may be the one which has begun to estimate the unprecedented politician who opposes.
An ordinary person and third person, I am always worry from something.
And can not be friend which I don't like, but 、、、.
Yesterday, today and author Mr. Tomomi Muramatsu and calligrapher Shishuu could visit our home.
It was document for 3 generations of father Toyasai and I
Chozaemon XI and eldest son Yuki and Shishuu's pottery making challenge.
Much Sean appears on a talk of each demonstrations, father guided at Ohi Museum,
five people discussed at the the tea-ceremony room.
It's expected to televise in around November by the BS morning sun.
The year of 2015-2016 finale party was performed.
The star player of Kanazawa samuraiz basketball team attended also.
I will be the chairperson erection in the next term.
Next year, It will be the 30th anniversary and I expected to become a chairperson.
This club, everyone is young and respective wives are very friendly for this meeting.
I am proud of this wonderful Rotary Club.
朝8時 出雲大社相模分祠 草山諒矩氏の表敬を受け、今日は縁起良い東京日帰りとなった。
8:00 AM. Izumo-taisha Sagami Brunch Shrine Mr. Kusayama Masanori visited me and it was refreshing feeling
by a topic of gods.
And I go to Tokyo by Hokuriku area Shinkansen.
Today is Tokyo day trip.
A board meeting of Japan Contemorary Arts and Crafts Association was held,
and I became a executive director by Mr. Ryouhei Miyata's who was a executive
director assuming Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
This association which has led arts and crafts in Japan today.
However I have a poor ability, but I will try the best as much as possible. Please support and understand for me.
I wasn't a birthday in Kanazawa.
My birthday cake from the hotel which has reached on the day when I returned to KANAZAWA.
This year is a design of the SUNNTO Clock which I also appears in that HP.
Thanks thinks and is affected at the present to which batsu lost the lead.
於 ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa | ANAクラウンプラザホテル金沢
開発 毅氏 開花亭 亭主
鏑木 基由氏九谷焼 鏑木商舗
沢樹 舞氏 執筆家
髙木 繁雄氏 富山商工会議所 会頭
Honor sommelier (sommelière d'honneur) from The Japan Sommelier Association Hokuriku area branch opening
ceremony performed at Kanazawa.
Best friend's Chairperson Shinya Tazaki and Kojitani Hiroshi would be a master of ceremony.
I returned to Kanazawa only for this occasion.
My exhibition today is the 5th day.
I have a lot of persons met.
Every day thankful that I am supported. June 14th, it is the last day opens until 16:00.
Please come to visit
The first day of Tokyo Takashimaya succession exhibition and my birthday.
We share same birthday with Commissioneor of Agency for Cultural Affairs Miyata Ryouhei,
Eighteen generations, Mr. Maeda Toshiyasu,
Minister of State for Administrative Reform Ishihara Nobuteru, Obayashi Corp.
chairperson Obayashi Takeo (Urasenke most important key title)
and many persons reach for my double celebration at the beginning of exhibition.
My birthday Message on Facebook.
I borrow this place and I am very much appriciated deeply.
6/6 from Thailand
Government Administration officer, professor and craft artist.
6/6 from China
Chinese and Japanese Culture Exchange Center, designer and craft artist.
Many guests from foreign countries visits my place and are repeating a question and answer one after another recently.
I welcome to be hosted such people importantly, I'll entertain sincerely.
I return home from Shanghai at noon.
The member of Kanazawa Korinbo Rotary Club celebrated my succession in the evening.
Rotary Club and I. It was far even around here so far.
Then It was night of thankful impression for Tomodachi and others who made that closer.
I'm very thankful. This would be also one frame of my memory.
Scholars from all the countries and artists gathered,
and an intangible cultural asset legacy and arts and crafts were discussed.
The forum was performed with the Akito Morino Kyoto City Art University professor and
Satoru Hara Kanazawa of arts and crafts College Professor who assumed a visiting professor likewise yesterday,
They are my company to whom such intimacy was known.
My exhibition ends and moves from Kyoto to Kansai Airport.
I go to Shanghai from Kansai Airport.
6/1 An appointment for Shanghai consulate general in Japan
6/2 and 6/3 Shanghai academy of arts and crafts
lecture, as a panel for international forum
I also will be visiting Proffessor at the university.
My first succession exhibition has ended.
Kyoto is a root of Japanese culture and much representative family of a school and the artist who live
with high activities in this town.
In other words, the best connoisseur always exists.
Therefore most artists said that make this town a weak point.
I had a big pressure but I was supported by my friend. I guess think I am happy person.
I thank all related persons.
Urasenke great master Hounsai visited also.
He told me each word during taking in the hand one by one.
The word I was told, I never forgot for life. It was also very thankful time.
Nobuteru Ishihara The Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy.
He's my friend from school days. He become a member of the House of Representatives and is a minister now.
The achievement we know by newspapers and televisions can't be often called friend anymore, but he's different.
He took many secretaries with SP during Ishikawa-prefecture inspection of overcrowded schedule
and also visited in my home.
Only half day has returned to Kanazawa from an exhibition of Kyoto Takashimaya by such reason,
but I'm thankful for warm friendship of Ishihara minister!
The biwa lute player for whom he's famous in China, and a musical instrument in the Tang age and the musical
producer who makes a song reappear.
An exchange continues for about 5 years since I visited his house in Beijing.
Today he came to my exhibition with the family.
About 20 years ago, Preston Saunders and Christopher Kelly learned by Richard Hirsch who is also my professor
and me at Rochester Institute of Technology.
After Preston was a pupil at Ohi Studio in Kanazawa, then became Boston Bridgewater professor.
And Chris became a Atlanta Pidmont College professor.
After that, they started to take a student and come.
It was started by Richard Hirsch teacher's relation which spreads over the world.
Many Urasenke tea concerned people from the whole country gathered with Urasenke Grand Tea Master Zabousai
and his family.A convention and many tea ceremonies are held for two days centering on Komatsu-shi, Ishikawa.
A member of the House of Representatives from this area Sasaki Hajime,
Grand Tea Master Zabousai and I had a chance to take a photo before a ceremony.
It was interviewed by Mr. Matsumura Reo who is a famous caster in Ishikawa-Prefecture.
"I have received Ohi Chozaemon XI
This program is broadcast on May 20 in REOSUTA from 18:15. Please watch it.
An opening of an exhibition, official visited and Shanghai Japan consulate general
and I have received for states of Visiting Proffesor of Shanghai academy of fine arts.
It was successful visiting with my father for 3days.
Thank you Shanghai!
20 artists works from Ishikawa Prefecture and Kyoto artists were introduced,
there is 3 countries selected works from Japan, China and Korea, also opening ceremony was held.
Father Ohi Toyasai had a speech
after Shanghai city high government official and Counsel General of Shanghai Japan Katayama Kazuyuki with Korean
Counsel General congratulated counsel general's greeting.
Though I am making my works in my studio, I am listening my favor live FM Radio from Boston.
That's also that I begin to time-travel and think of the time when I was in Boston.
Before more than 30 years. I was very hard to work for a first time exhibition.
Now I am working for a succession exhibition,I'm staying up all night.
Oneself at time who debuts and oneself who succeeded.
The situation and the environment are just different, one who produces doesn't turn earnest.
Memory in Boston in the far past. Thank you very much for friends and thank you all.
Every year, annual it became from Kanazawa an ivisiting to this festival.
There is also history of founder in Kanazawa Fukumitsuya Sake Factory went to Kanazawa from this town,
and current president Matsutarou Fukumitsu is taking with us including Deputy Mayor Kanazawa Hosoda Taizo.
Mayor of Nanto City Tanaka Mikio and everyone is warmly waiting for us. So that our exchange deeper and deeper.
By dinner session, I was asked to take the lead cheer ceremony, but this is first experience.
There is born in this town Minister Hase Hiroshi is sitting front of me.
I said "BANZAI for becoming Minister Hase Hiroshi” and "further development in Kanazawa-shi and minamitoshi"
Cheer! Cheer! Cheer!
And then Minister Hase Hiroshi had a speach
"I congratulate 11 generations of Oi chouzaemon succession."
Cheer! Cheer! Cheer!
It was welcomed in smart arrangement.
Also thank you very much for everybody of Nantoshi and Thank you all
ANAクランプラザホテル金沢／At ANA Crownplaza Hotel Kanazawa
A season of classic music festival La Folle Journee de Kanazawa came to this year.
Many concerts are held, I went to listen to her song.
Tatsumi? Is there an actor of the same last name?
Well, an actor Mr. Takurou Tatsumi's eldest daughter is an opera singer under Mr. Marie Tatsumi.
Because he's the one of my best friend, I know her from child's time.
Therefore she calls me "the fatherhood of Kanazawa". I'm always telling her called " Elder brother" but 、、、、、、.
Composer Senju Akira and his wife also atennded, maybe serious tension was involved for her.
Takurou Tatsumi and wife. Affection is itself for their watched eyes.
The Czechoslovak opera singer Jana Borkova who costarred and also acclamation.
"Daughter in Tokyo" exert yourself!
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, National Museum of Modern Art,
Kyoto these chief head of curators would recommend 30 artists for this exhibition.I was also selected.
Most exhibition artists from the whole country, we gather, and, there were an opening and dining together.
It was also possible to strengthen the intercourse between artists, and it was also meaningful time.
於 金沢金城楼／At KANAZAWA Kinjyoro
父 陶冶斎は濃茶席、私 十一代長左衛門は薄茶席、母は点心席を担当、弟 奈良宗久が全てを取り仕切りました。
2 days of April 23 and 24th, about 700 people gathered from the all over the countries at KANAZAWA Kinjyoro.
A father Had Koicya-seki, I had Usucya-seki,
my mother had Tenshin-seki and my young brother Nara Sokyu managed everything.
Tea ceremony was celebrated for Ohi Ware 350 years,
Father Toyasai 88 years birthday and my succession by supporting his tea students, my friend and family,
That time was valuable time for my family and thank to the person concerned, Thank you all.
The 55th Japan Contemporary arts and Crafts Exhibition which has started from the day before yesterday.
Minister Hase Hiroshi and Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affair
Miyata Ryohei visited and inspected by being honor.
The chief director and a deputy director of this exhibition explained from the host side.
The minister get known as sports player and loves arts,
the Commissioner who is respecting from all kind of artists and he is also artist.
I thing they are thankful people.
My wristwatch has been lost in Kyoto 5 days before.
The Ryotei who dined together looked for it, though we were the club which dropped in, the route we walked and trace,
but it wasn't found. I was so sad, but I have filed a report in a police station.
2 days later, my cell phone with an arrival of 075 was ringing. During my making time I do not answer a cell phone,
only this number is always tense with an exception. Because it's often from Urasenke.
But the telephone was from the police in Kyoto.
My wristwatch was found. Indeed the voice with a policewoman is gentle seemed to be a hierarchy.
And the taxi driver who misunderstood that I didn't know Kyoto. He told me it's crowded,
It was indirect way to Gion, the road was not busy at all.
But that driver looks delivered to the Police Station. I didn't have to get angry. I was lucky!
Japan is a wonderful country.
One person, my important friend is the Urasenke special adviser,
a corporation TOSE CEO Mr. Shigeru Saito who is also a supporters association chief in Kyoto Hannaryz.
We went to see a game with his daughter Ayako.
The game was opposite side for each other,
and my first away experienced and KANAZAWA lost it but it was a exiting and wonderful game.
Prime Minister Abe hosted at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden bustled with a lot of invitation person.
I was honor to be there and I could meet many friends.
I'm also happy that same age people are working very active way for the society.
And it's also fact that my age has grown old. Laugh!
I went to an opening of a photographic exhibition for the people who kept taking for one year by Yamagishi Shin.
Opening reception was held and the person concerned who became a model.
Father's picture was also displayed, and I had take a picture of last time, too.
祖父 はーい！ 昔の祖父の答え方だ。
I slept in the flight between New York and Tokyo after I drank a bit of wine.
Then my grandfather 9th came out my dream.
He almost like start make a tea bowl and sitting in front of me.
He seems to me that wanted to say some important matter however he was just watching me and never talk.
Finally I asked to my grandfather
Is there gives equal to the people?
Grandfather said yes, just like before his word.
Then I asked him again
Is there parsons' duty ? And still making tea bowls?
My grandfather suddenly left me with sad his eyes.
Probably he wanted to say something because I am still confusing from something after my succession.
It maybe some mistake I am doing now.
He wanted to say.
It means I have to think deeply more than before.
I have to find out what it is.
Thank you for my grandfather 9th.
I'm walking Manhattan by myself now.
Exactly 0:00. A song of Billy Joel is in its mind for some reason!
I'm in a New York state of mind!
Thank you very much, New York!
I return home by airplane at today's 11:00.
At Embassy of Japanning America Public and Cultural Center
お迎えいただき、そしてご拝聴賜った、尾池厚之 特命全権公使、塚田玉樹 広報文化公使、黒田淳一郎 経済産業エネルギー公使、
I was invited by Embassy of Japan in America to have a lecture.
I was surprised at a long line from 1 hour ago which opened the door.
This was limited lecture, more than 100 people of standby and making the reservation after an announcement beyond
the limit of 150 people at the early stage.
I heard this story from an embassy minister, and I was shared considerable pressure.
An auditorium was full by 3 embassy ministers, diplomat people, the person concerned of Smithsonian Institution,
artists and the Urasenke and Omotesenke Tea peoplee. Everybody of a participant heard my talk eagerly,
and also received a difficult question.
Urasenke Daisosyo Hounsai and Oiemoto Zabosai representative family of Japanese tea school also spend long time on
that benefit which has spread.
It's clear that I was possible to get such wonderful treatment and circumstances and I have to thank to them.
I was welcomed and received their participated to the Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Chief of Mission Oike Atsuyuki,
Minister Communications and Cultural Affairs Tsukada Tamaki, Minister Economy Trade,
Industry and Energy Kuroda Junichiro and Second Secretary Kawana Yousuke who listened deeply.
It was a very thankful chance and I appreciate that moment.
I just arrived from New York a short while ago. Our exhibition is preparing at a gallery.
The preparation for my night lecture tomorrow has done.
It is already full audience and it's said that it's standby.
The day before departure, Almost no sleep. But works of this succession exhibition was being made finally.
Still even a worrying one or onboard had no sleep all the while.
April 1, I arrived in New York in the morning, I'm hardly sleeping for a long time.
When I finished writing a manuscript in the apartment in Manhattan, it was the evening already.
The dinner promised with my friend is finished and a different manuscript was written again.
April 2 and morning 5:00. When noticing, it was such time.
And I slept.
When I got up, it was 4:58. Couldn't a moment sleep?
I had an illusion, for approximately 12 hours, it was in the dead asleep state.
I must be tired? It was 12 hours in a moment.
The Party was held for Ippodo gallery in Tokyo today.
I attend with Mr. Hidetoshi Nakata, Yuji Akimoto Kanazawa 21st Century and my friend at Palace Hotel in front
of the full-blown Imperial Palace.
Ms. Keiko Aono and Ms. Shoko Aono who manage a gallery were also the day when everyone admitted a continuous
effort a relation of their wonderful mother daughter.
March 10 In the evening lateness, to Narita Airport.
March 11 I return to Kanazawa at noon
The 72nd Kanazawa City Crafts Exhibition
I held a gallery talk with winner.
After that Mayor Kanazawa participated awards ceremony and a social gathering were performed.
An excellent artist is growing up..
Kanazawa is a wonderful town!
When I was in Boston, there is a lady who took care of me.
She, already, 92 years old
I was in New York, I went and met.
I reported I succeed CHOZAEMON XI, she was very glad.
Always to think, "This may be last time!"
However the reunion continues.
I want following eternity.
Mother in Boston.
Maybe she is a little smaller.
I move to Boston, Newark Airport in early morning was big congestion.
It has been familiar check in by a machine and a few staff's services are very cooler toward than a machine.
I feel a doubt slightly in correspondence of such airline company for us accustomed to service in Japan.
It's natural to be strict for counter-terrorism measures, people of the respective sections see as the expression
which the are tired.
That may be the spending every day all time full of the claims from the passenger.
" Hospitality “?
There are also no senses which can be done under this environment and it won't be also desired.
I have moved from an apartment in Manhattan to the Newark airport in uber at 6:00 in the morning.
This is different from Yellow Cab (taxi) and is allocating service from USA where a general driver carries a passenger
through an application by smart phone. When making a reservation, they come in several minutes.
The car is comfortablel compared with Yellow Cab and the most drives are friendly.
Japan may be also eventually so by a recent system.
At New York First Church Christ Science
5 years try to pass from an eastern Japan great earthquake.
The 5th time of mourning ceremony was also performed in New York.
Message from a disaster area and message from the New York side
A lot of subscribers and sponsors
And to the children who returned to a chorused-sea-.
It was the requiem I engraved on my memory deeply.
An accident in an own country is considered abroad.
It was also time of the learning.
When I return to an apartment, I have received the telephone and a mail.
I was in the televised by NHK I was told.
ボブ ベルスティン博士とニューヨークで美容関係の仕事を大きく展開している、シズカ ベルスティン夫人は私のとても大切な友人夫妻だ。
ボブ ベルスティン博士、シズカ ベルスティン夫人、ニキータ ベルスティンさん。
Dr. Bob Bernstein and Mrs. Shizuka Bernstein developing work on a beauty business so wildly in New York area,
they are my very important friend. Also they have a beautiful daughter called Nikita who loves.
And she's a student of Cornell University.
This university is producing the excellent graduate also highly regarded by all-America (19th place of the world rank).
Nikita took Japanese culture of zen and Japanese culture,
then I taught in New York as a special lecture. I received many sharp questions,
and was surprised by its eagerness, too.
Dr. Bob Bernstein, Mrs. Shizuka Bernstein and Ms. Nikita Bernstein.
Thank you very much.
於 ニューヨーク日本クラブ／at New York Nippon Club
Cora Rosevear氏（副キュレーター、MOMA）、村瀬実恵子氏（コロンビア大学名誉教授、元メトロポリタン美術館 東洋部特別顧問）
CaFa was organized in 1997 to further the cultural ties between the sister cities of New York and Tokyo
by encouraging and honoring the creativity of their clay artists.
All ceramists from New York and Tokyo are invited to enter the competition.
I am being eminent judge and Ron Labaco, Marcia Docter Curator of Museum of Arts & Design; Shinichi Doi,
former conservator, The Metropolitan Museum; Cora Rosevear, Associate Curator,
Museum of Modern Art; Professor Miyeko Murase, Columbia University and former Special Consultant
for Japanese Art at The Metropolitan Museum selected winning pieces.
An exhibition of the selected pieces will be presented at The Nippon Gallery at The
Nippon Club from March 1 to March 7, 2016.
The reception and award presentation ceremony was held on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 6 p.m.
First Place Grand Prize winner was received a round trip ticket from New York to Tokyo contributed
by All Nippon Airways.
参 考／reference： http://cafaceramiccompetition.com
Now I am leaving for New York.
I will be a judge for ceramics competition but I will be in charged for my art energy also.
My connection flight from Komatsu was delayed so I had to run.
I will be a New Yorker living in apartment just little a while.
The monthly Art Magazine 2016 No.486. March just issue and I'm featured.
Talk over a cover and 6 pages.
Interviewer is the Motoe Kunio Tama Art University professor renowned as a critic of contemporary art, too.
I promise that I devote myself as Artist and Ohi Chozaemon Ⅺ.
於 金沢東急エクセルホテル／At Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel
Today is a day of the Kanazawa Katamachi festival Mr. Mitsuo Umemura planned.
It's piled up, the 9th time this year, she mostly visited. Because both of them are very good friend.
Mr. Mitsuo Umemura is elder brother-like existence. So Miss Dewi is existence important to me, automatically.
Mr. Mitsuo Umemura who makes an effort toward the Ishikawa-ken socializing association chief director, too.
And the boom by which Katamachi festival is 470 by the person's effort with concerned stuff here.
After that everyone was moving to Katamachi.
I was in that town with Miss Dewi and Mitsuo Umemura until late evening, too.
The Minister for Kanazawa inspection
He carries heavy responsibility as an important Cabinet.
And stopped at my home with many of related people and SP.
Well, he is one of my old friend from the past.
Some strange feeling.
Dog age and the same 57 years old.
I have the company who challenges an active part.
It is a wonderful thing.
The matter one I had avoided and the matter I had to do make them do.
Or I did make the bad thing which shouldn't be done from my experience.
That's education technique to my child.
I am just living own my way from child's time and has lived extraordinarily
I'm always selfish typically and am a stupid parent severe on a child.
I don't estimate deliberately for eldest son.
My eldest son always share the hard time for his life time.
Even if it was unreasonable, sympathy wasn't shown in front of him.
And he learned construction at Tokyo University of Fine Arts,
then he was a graduate student.During registered absence from school for 2 years,
ceramics is learned at Tajimi-city ceramics design research center.
And today's graduation exhibition. I took my parents and went to see.
He was circled by a wonderful teacher and excellent companies.
He's learning certainly in the moderated life.
The one produced by the public is tried in a competition.
Whatever there is, an effort isn't neglected.
These are an appointment with him.
I asked eldest son the year today. He, already, 27 years old.
My first exhibition is Boston city hall. I was 27 years old.
Then and my parents made sure of the respective seen today.
I wasn't heard, but how was my father, Tenth Chozaemon Toyasai caught?
When thinking, a relation between my father and me may be eldest son and the one my relation just reversed.
That's to say, a life thankful for each us are given.
於 東京西麻布 黒川雅之建築設計事務所
I was invited by Architect Masayuki Kurokawa and had a talk with Kodo Shino the 21st generation Hachiya Sohitsu
Mr. Kurokawa is the creator who is associating and looks up very much from the time when we groped
after a research ing for the new way of tea Sabie which has started before about 20 years.
Young Master Hachiya even makes kodo spread in foreign countries and carries Japanese culture.
And it's also a relation like the brother.
We spoke to a theme about "Japanese tradition and modernity"
but long traditional blood is flowing to him. Though it's such viewpoint, He is the professional who always
The thing which was learned while speaking!
* Tradition in my home?
It is no comparison. I don't have that history back.
* Stay to be challenger.
Though he's a successor, challenger.
I'm also more different for 18 years than him. But it's painful by the motivation which doesn't change.
Thank you very much for Mr. Kurokawa, Young Master Hachiya and everybody who participated.
It was invited to dinner at friend home in Ashiya yesterday.
It was very meaningful time.
I have moved to Tokyo by Shinkansen now.
Beautiful Mt. Fuji has been seen.
The mountain of which I have taken a picture from child's time.
A shutter chance is difficult now.
But even if others does environmental destruction.
The majestic figure doesn't change.
It used to call 不二山. Because It never has same one.
A Japanese soul is there.
We have to keep because it is important.
Mr. Akimoto Yuji who is Kanazawa 21st museum of Contemporary Art Director and Tokyo University of Fine Arts
Museum Director held the posts of concurrently now.
I love and respect him.
The book of his new Kogei Crafts he published becomes popular.
It was published for 3 weeks and reprint is already scheduled.
Though he's in the forefront of contemporary art, none of specialist who catches arts and crafts until today.
Many artists who attracted his attention,they start future from the world.
When a viewpoint is different, the future of arts and crafts also changes.
I'm taken up in many excellent artists, It is very much honored.
Please read everybody!
"Art Crafting Towards The Future"
A date of issue: January 25, 2016
An author Akimoto Yuji.
A publishing office: rokuyousha.
"Tokyo" where the world is the watched 2020 year Olympic site.
Tokyo Governor could come to Kanazawa for a lecture.
And it was possible to meet him the first time by friend's introduction.
That lecture was only a praise about focus "Kanazawa" from "Tokyo"
But I can not believe "Kanazawa" will be more attractive town really.
He is one of Japanese leader.
"Local creation isn't an easy thing." I think that was told indirectly.
He staying at Kanazawa from January 26. He finished all events and came to my studio from yesterday.
We were unaware of time from a morning to the evening, and produced.
Then we talked our each mutual life.
He returned on the next day.
於 ホテル日航金沢／At Hotel Nikko Kanazawa
A fan club like a family exists in Musician Tatuya Ishii.
His fan beyond 250 people gathered at Kanazawa from the whole country.
And an event for 3 days, today is a climax.
Everybody of a fan visits my home in the morning.
He invited me as a talk partner in the afternoon.
It was also a meaningful talk show for both of us.
It seems that he and I are tied at a strange coincidence
January 27th it is the most Memorial day because I received 11th Ohi Chozaemon
He was already staying at Kanazawa and it was very much impressive behavior for me.
I'm a happy person to have a friend of such superstar.
加賀藩五代藩主 前田綱紀候が、裏千家四代 仙叟宗室居士を金沢に招いた際、楽家四代 一入の高弟だった初代 長左衛門が同道した。
Today I succeeded to the name of OHI CHOZAEMON XI.
On a fine day in Kyoto my father and I went in formal kimono, haori and hakama for an audience with Zabosai Oiemoto,
the 16th generation Grand Master of the Urasenke Tradition.
Zabosai Oiemoto performed the official ceremony of the name succession.
This was a day that occurs only once in a lifetime.
In Urasenke’s Shrine of the Honorable Ancestor,
my father I exchanged formal greetings with Zabosai Oiemoto in front of the many generations of Urasenke
Grand Masters going back to Sen no Rikyu.
My father now in his 88th year will continue his artistic activities under the name of OHI TOYASAI.
I wish to formally announce that I have officially succeeded my father and will take on the name
of OHI CHOZAEMON XI.
At Urasenke in a tearoom, known as “Listening to the Breeze,” which was built most recently during
the Heisei period, we were honored to receive a bowl of thick tea made by Zabosai Oiemoto in celebration
of this important occasion.
In 1666 the fifth lord of the Maeda family,
Lord Maeda Tsunanori, invited to Kanazawa the fourth generation tea master of the Urasenke tradition,
Senso Soshitsu, to be an official magistrate of chado, or what is known as the tea ceremony.
Chozaemon, a close disciple of Ichinyu, the fourth generation head of the Raku family of potters,
accompanied the tea master Senso to Kanazawa and began to produce tea bowls. This is the beginning
of the Ohi-yaki tradition that now goes back 350 years.
I am forever indebted to the Maeda family, Urasenke and the Raku family.
My gratitude is immeasurable for being able to succeed the family name while my father is in fine health.
I will devote myself wholeheartedly to live up to the honor of this name.
A Place and Time – forever grateful for the ceremony performed by Zabosai Oiemoto
Spirit and Fortitude – a gift from my father
One lifetime – I will never forget this moment
Today's art performance at Kanazawa Japanese classical dancer Fujima Shinnosuke dance at a garden of snow.
Picture Music Morikawa Hideto performed at a garden of snow
The moment winter severity was caught in art. Indeed it was prayer to a god
Hub You Tokyo Arkhills South Tower
Today, Kanazawa is snow. Tokyo is mostly sunny. The winter aspect is quite big different. Japan, though it's small,
the country which is a romance.
But this distance is also shrinkage. The Hokuriku area Shinkansen is daily life, and the impression seems also to fade.
I was invited to a lecture by JEITA design committee. While being also based on such viewpoint.
"Handed down for the knowledge of design " I had a talk with the designer of the young people who works an active
part by large enterprise.
At Hub you Tokyo Arkhills South Tower
於 東京銀座ホワイトストーンギャラリー／At Tokyo Ginza White Stone Gallery
I had a interviewMy about my life-style with wine.
The preceding number is Japanese painter. Mr Senju Hiroshi.
The wine I received every memory piriod which means drams
I wrote down each stories have been put in the seller
However it isn't possible to drink easily.
"When do I drink those?"
Miss. Mori Miki was interviewer and Don't miss this publication!
Today, Tokyo is a heavy snow.
It was while I was walking down from an escalator in Harajuku station.
The female of the other side fell down suddenly.
In rescue, I run, it was the very dangerous situation while falling down at the top.
There was a friend for her, and I took her up and made her lay on their sides together.
A face is pale. I called station employees and I explained the situation. At the same time her consciousness has returned.
I'm not a doctor, I don't know what was her condition.
Fortune with a person and a person. A strange thing.
Maybe I could help that woman just a little.
於 東京銀座ホワイトストーンギャラリー／At Tokyo Ginza White Stone Gallery
That magazine has the serialization section which says "Today is Real feelings."
An interviewer is the Tama Art University professor who makes the contemporary art a major Mr. Motoe Kunio.
His attention to the my new work It begun as contemporary art.
Coverage of Art Correctors, Monthly Gallery and Monthly Fine Arts would be a new year, and continues.
All take me up as a contemporary artist.
It's as far as I'm thankful. And the year when I challenge everything has started.
He's the same member of enjin01 cultural strategy council and is also all our member through various activity nationwide.
I was interested in such his lecture.
He is a lawyer of the State of California has the original Japanese sense he has noticed while living in Japan lengthily.
Will Japanese be how to do have to be living now?
He said that "house is always safe even if I pronounce not to lock a door of the house
This is a Japanese constitution.
It's Japanese morality to return even if I lose our purse certainly. An other country wouldn't be so.
Japan should be protected in Japan! This was also his insistence.
Response seems to have been big for his lecture in new year goreikai of a APA group.
It's after that, I as well as an ambassador of each country did kagami-wari by a new-year's party, too.
I couldn't talk a little with him by many participants.
This exhibition was separated from the general people and the young people.
When the way of speaking is changed.
A child, a person with disabilities, an adult, an amateur, a professional people enter a work.
That a fence is taken and seen, a high school student is a highest award.
For 28 years, it is the first time.
To cause such a happend.
It may be my work as a judge.
Students from all of the world gathered in my studio. The class will be 4 times from today.
A finished work would be a memory fit everyone.
I hope they will add me to their part of Kanazawa's memory?
The Geshinji-temple in Kanazawa.
The place where it purifies for my heart.
Yearly New Year’s, I serve to thank to the Buddha.
Now I have one of different feelings from usual years.
Maybe because I erased the memory in the end of the year and cleaned.
Something considerable was thrown away while remembering each time.
It maybe gone something important, 、、、、、、.
My respect artist told me.
Artists! what means the athlete always aims at a medal for own competition.
I could determine that.
I am a challenger
for discovery of new things by studying the past and discovery of old things by studying the new.