陶芸家 十一代 大樋長左衛門（年雄）ブログ
Ceramic Artist 11th Ohi Chozaemon(Toshio) Blog
The last day of the year
It was also various this year.
The biggest affair is that my mother passed away.
But that my father bcame 90 years old vigorously.
New time is moving.
I am just praying to a pine tree in my home beyond a live age for 500 years.
What is this? UFO? North Korean missile?
During driving a freeway in Los Angeles suburb around 5:30pm, I found a mysterious flight object.
The one which seems to be a UFO so far several times was seen, but I was surprised at clearness.
In the long run the van in Santa Barbara seems to have been a rocket of SpaceX closed from
Berg air base heavily.
But I was surprised.
At San Diego Kansas Barbeque Bar
Now I am San Diego. I went to the bar on the opposite side of the hotel I stayed at midnight.
When I sat down on a counter, one drunk parson has spoken to me and moved my next seat.
His name maybe seems to be Eric.
And a bartender begins to laugh.
I was said if I did like he could move back again.
BBQ and some of the local beer served it was the best.
When I was trying to leave, he wanted to pay everything fir me.
Thank you very much! Eric! And San Diego.
I knew later this bar was a one of movie of top gun seen. Thank you Wrick and San Diego.
All kind of artists gathered at Los Angeles.
I could meet and communicate with them. Anyway LA is the big city.
Thank you for Leslie Ito who planned all this event,
Ms. Yamashita Soyu Urasenke Los Angeles branch who held tea ceremony,
Zensyuji-temple chief priest Akiba Genyo and my old friend Mr. Ikei Muneyuki.
Thank you very much Los Angeles.
They always welcome me. It's that I'm thankful.
Ishikawa Prefectural Central Hospital and my mother passed away in June at this hospital.
It's will be renewed soon. Even the world would be an outstanding hospital.
It was that the work by which my father thinks and has that is displayed.
Ohi library is also established also.
Kanazawa-shi and Meguro-ku concluded a friendship agreement at my home on October 28.
I held a ceremony of name insertion for my tea bowls.
Umebachi (Maeda Family Crest) by Eighteen generations of Toshiyasu Maeda.
Character plum Mayor of Kanazawa Yukiyoshi Yamano
Character cherry Mayor of Meguro Eiji Aoki
12/3 It's commemorated for tea-ceremony in Meguro-ku government office building tea room.
That case is the first tea bowl use.
More than 300 people gathered.
20 years ago, I also went to a celebration party of his sixtieth birthday.
The versatile designer only 70 years old him
Now, I hope he more takes care!
“ハック” と “マラソン” を組み合わせた造語で、プログラムなどのテクノロジーを使って、
What is HAKKASON?
The international Hokuriku area Summit
Invents the project which is the named from the meaning of hack and marathon.
Traditional industry in Takaoka-shi, Toyama, a craftsman, an artist and crafts, an engineer and a researcher
produce new products new research was opened.
Art x traditional industry x work of the most high technique.
Participant's serious try will be that the bright future comes certainly.
Even though the company Nousaku in Takaoka who became a meeting place is a great and wonderful institution.
Mr. Toshihiko Seko, Mr. Toshihiko Koga and Mr. Iiyama Shiro had a panel discussion.
This keynote speech and a panel discussion sponsored by Kanazawa Kohrinbo Rotary Club (I am present now)
for the 30th anniversary. It became overcrowded with participation of more than 370 people.
Time of a lot of good learning had been prepared up to now,
but they seemed to finish time of the training and forget the much in a morning of the next day,
but maybe this time was special.
Thank you very much for everybody of Kanazawa Korinbo Rotary Club who concerned.
「THIS IS 工芸 - 伝える。創る。-」をテーマに、100点以上の作品を通して、世界各地の工芸の潮流と動向を探り、
The exhibition which sounds a current of arts and crafts and the trend in the world various districts through
more than 100 works.
I was invited to be artist and attended meet-the-people session at night, too.
And next year will be held by Fukui at Kanazawa in the next year for the international Hokuriku area
Summit of arts and crafts.
What kind of thing can be done at Kanazawa?
Hokuriku area is one!
於 東京国立新美術館／Tokyo national new art museum
It isn't necessary to compare, but because it's the next, it's compared.
Today I have to take care that space for Nitten. There was no need,
it was a too quiet space, so I called to a visitor and did a gallery talk personally.
Tadao Ando exhibition is large-scale at the next Nitten.
There are too much people, and it's possible to watch nothing maybe because
there is also his talk was planned. And a commemoration book,
it's bought, and, an autograph session is a long line.
Tadao Ando of the world and Nitten of history in 110
Tadao Ando exceeds the range of the spiritual construction.
So the reason that the world has paid attention to him. Nitten overcomes,
and should be an aggregate of such artist.
Present, the past and the future. I think it was learned what it is necessary.
I had Memorial lecture for great tea ceremony at Takayama Chanoyu-no-Mori Museum.
I talked to 200 persons about Art & Crafts x feng shui.
I am going to stay at Takayama tonight.
Outside feels cold now and it’s only 1℃
I stopped in Shizuoka from Kanazawa for a project with the design in the morning, night is Tokyo.
Specialty by Tomotsugu Wakiya chef.
The feast of Kobako crab and Shanghai crab was the best.
Men’s meeting with a photographer, an entrepreneur and a television station producer.
The topic has not been simply.
I run to Yebisu after Nitten reception was over.
Soul music and black music
I realized that songs were my disco memory.
I could meet my old friends at that time.
Then I was danced by old step.
"Won't be long" once started it became climax moment.
Some of my sadness also went off at the moment.
Thank you for my memory
My biggest weak point is daughter's existence.
I am always disturbed by her since young time.
I like her very much but she always makes distance.
Maybe this is my daughter!
I went to see her working in hiding but it became too obvious.
I was kind of mad to take her photo people instead of automobiles.
I realized I am her father.
This symposium was held by The Agency for Cultural Affairs and it was talked about variety of
Japanese culture to the world.
I was invited with artist Madura Sebastian, actress Nakagawa Shoko and modulator Tokyo Univerty Fine
Art Museum Director Akimoto Yuji.
Thank you for the invitation
I produced tea wedding and it is progressing for the Kanazawa and Tokyo Meguro City
friendship signing ceremony.
Both of cities mayor shared tea with special guest The 18th Maeda Toshiyasu.
My young brother Nara Sokyu and I, it means we are creating special moment for us.
I succeeded on January 27 of last year.
Washington D.C. Kyoto, Tokyo, Kanazawa, Yonago, Himeji, Osaka and Nagoya were an exhibition of succession.
And this project for 2 years, at last,
the last succession exhibition at Yokohama Takashimaya as well as the new work until yesterday has started.
It's held until October 31. By all means, please come.
It is heavy rain in the morning of Kanazawa.
My succession exhibition in Yokohama Takashimaya starts from today.
I am catching the 1st Hokuriku Shinkansen,
The Hokuriku Shinkansen which is the 1st in the morning, car 11 and the 11th seat A.
And I'm 11 generation.
When only this continues, good luck should come.
I joined my palms together quietly. Thanks
One day, a person accompanied by a soaked guide dog has visited my family because of the heavy rain.
And he entered a tea-ceremony room in my home together.
Friendship with him has started from that time.
He said he is blessed, so he's supporting same kind of peopl.
Then I sated to think some day I'm 、、、、、、, too.
It was held charity event for persons of visually impaired with more than 1000 people
gathered at Ishikawa-ken concert hall.
Tea ceremony with the person who coexists with a guide dog,
a concert in ensemble Kanazawa and sang song together withMusician Iruka.
It's small, but it may be able to contribute a little.
I am the chairperson of Kanazawa Korinbo Rotary Club which just has been time of 30th anniversary, I'm working.
I'd like to thank all fellows and others who achieved, too.
Thank you all
There was TV program coverage which introduces Kanazawa for two Singaporeans.
It was 40 places with 6 days from a morning to the evening about roots of arts and crafts
and a tea ceremony from October 2.
Also that TV documents were made by all English conversion.
I myself could reconsider Kanazawa from an inbound viewpoint by this experience.
It will be shown on early January of next year in Singapore.
Then I'm going to Singapore at same time to have my lecture.
Everybody of Hokuriku broadcast and Hokuriku media center who put a plan from the
Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications.
Thank you all
President Director Maria Price and 17 board members visited to my home.
They were very much interested about my family history.
And after that one of member came back and gave me a big offer and chance.
I am very much honored.
於 ハウステンボス／HUIS TEN BOSCH
日本画家 神戸氏、人形師 中村氏、太宰府天満宮 権宮司 西高辻氏、ボストン コンサルティング グループ 御立氏と共に私も登壇した。
I attended for the G1 Summit. People gathered from all over the world.
Chaiman of HIS Sawada Hideo was a key speaker and I was invited one of discussion with Painter Jinbe and
Puppet Master Nakamura, Dazaifu-tenmangu Nishitakatsuji and Boston Consulting A group adviserMitate sheared
Also Asao cement chairperson Aso Yutaka had important clothing speech.
Passion of innovation and told responsibility-cultural meaning are defined
I learned an important theme.
I don't like train movement in Tokyo Metropolitan area from the past.
In the long run I'm late for 30 minuets
Now, day by day, please encourage me by good!
He pass away 10 years ago. Today I'm a one of promoter and everyone gathered.
The world turned big changed in the mean time. How does he think?I wold like to ask him.
Actor and Artist Kataoka Tsurutaro attended his own exhibition at Kanazawa 21st century Museum of
Contemporary Arts started in this morning.
It has passed bout 20 years since I met him as an artist.
There is a case that was produced several times at my studio and works also possesses in Ohi museum.
It is also displayed some works in this exhibition.
As a actor as well as to be artist, I respect him very much.
The French Champagne KRUG with 6th generation of Olivier Krug had a special dinner party and
I was invited as a guest of honor.
To make everything with one material as a common concept.
French musician and French Chef Yamada Chikara liked much with KRUG.
It was elegant moment by the high sense.
I was asked by them to held in kanazawa in near future.I think it's possible to be fascinating.
I finished my exhibition in Nagoya and I am in Tokyo now.
I visited many museums and galleries.
I was very much refreshed and get many energy for my work.
My succession exhibition in Nagoya for 7 days is also prosperous, today is the last day.
My lovely daughter could join from Tokyo, too.
It was a deep meaningful exhibition for me.
And I would like to say thank you for each one of a staff of Nagoya Takashimaya.
And Thank you all
I was invited Tea ceremony with Past Head of Culture Agency Aoyagi Masaki.
And Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Professor Ito Junko produced this panel discussion with
French Ceramic National Treasure Jean Girel and Metal Artist Hata Syusai.
Now I can realize how much French government appreciated for the own crafts
Kanazawa-shi concludes a friendly city agreement with Meguro-ku, Tokyo.
The bond of Maeda family and Urasenke is also common to two cities and my home.
At Tea-ceremony room Hodoan in my home, The conclusion system based on the way of tea,
it is appreciating history with a pioneer.
I loved this professional basketball team and it was held players party.
A season comes In first B2 league challenge for this team.
I hope all players piling up consecutive victories by my designed uniform!
I arrived at Matsuyama last night.
The Yasuhisa Shiozaki previous Minister of Health,
Labour and Welfare and who serve as Urasenke Matsuyama branch chief,
the Ehime Bank counselor Koujiro Nakayama Chef circonscription had a official dinner together.
After that the Toshimasa Yoshioka associate branch chief and Nagai Sowa who is also a sworn friend
we had the city reserch until late night.
And Osaka, Niihama and Matsuuama which is a series of lecture has ended.
Thank you for all and everybody in Matsuyama.
Last night I had a dinner with Urasenke people.
Today I had a lecture
I hope everyone has deep understanding from my presentation.
I could share the memory with people in Niihama. Thank for all
Kanazawa's morning is a heavy rain flood warning. I waited for driving postponing release
of a thunderbird a moment.
Changed to the Shinkansen Nozomi in Kyoto, and it's to Okayama.
Change again to a special express Soyokaze and arrive at Niihama.
It's long and far, but I like travel. Maybe Niihama is a first place.
It'll be expected to lecture tomorrow on Niihama and the day after tomorrow at Matsuyama.
I was invited as a visiting lecturer from Urasenke, and I spoke to about 500 persons.
A theme, "the tea ceremony and the arts and crafts judged from contemporary art”
When changing Japanese culture and thought,the world pays attention. That's the Japanese future.
The courage which changes and the matter we aren't supposed to change. AI will be also to answer this.
For my important friends Mr. Ikeda Tomohiro and Meshii Katsunori also have a lot of old companies in Osaka.
Thank you all
Noon at Akasaka blitz Hakuhodo headquarters.
I attend an executive meeting of a Japan inter-design forum.
After that to Tatehana Noritaka RI think exhibition at Omotesando Hills!
It seems he is able to see in the future of crafts and it was an excellent exhibition.
And Tokyo for only 4 hours when I return to Kanazawa.
I came to consider an ancestor recently.
I have wondered today.
The Lantern Festival means ancestor's soul is deified and the war Memorial Day are same time.
That simultaneous is accidental thing?
And remembered thing
Siren of an air alert warning and high school baseball in summer!
Though I didn't know a war, I heard similarly from child's time. Why is it?
Eternity was regarded as time and space at a famous place in Kanazawa where no one is here.
And I'd like to ask what my family would like to tell me now of by the heart.
Children came to my studio.
The person each kids who likes very much and then imagined! Make with heart!
Most kids answered mother is the best. What happened to Father?
They were innocent children and fun time.
The acquaintance is wonderful person and has deep appreciation for the arts.
I have visited his office in Marunouchi before and it was moved to the new address of "Shiodome building"
Multinational people are in the main lobby and I was taken to the top floor,
then I met him in the room where the Tokyo Bay. with view of Hama-rikyu under the eyes.
I was realized there is Sofbank headquarters building. The floor where art overflows is an owner room
and several executive suites. And I could know for the first time what kind of work an acquaintance was doing.
I am countryman who knew nothing.
It can laugh.
at 東京銀座一穂堂ギャラリー/Tokyo Ginza Ippodo Gallery
そして、秋元雄史氏、陶芸家 中村卓夫氏、漆芸家 山村慎也氏、そして私との出版を記念したパネルディスカッションが催された。
Tokyo University of Fine Art museum director Akimoto Yuri published "Marvellous Kanazawa”
which now is popular.
The impressions I read
* The peculiar sentences is just like his speaking, it means Art trilingual
of mass communication, a government office and art critics
* Manual and will to Kanazawa not a just autobiography, but for Kanazawa person And
Now, Kanazawa 21st century museum of contemporary art is received highly reputation from abroad and
includes Kanazawa citizens.
It is said that his ability for 10 years as being director.
Ceramic artist Nakamura Takuo, lacquer artist Yamamura Shinya and I talked in the panel discussion for the
commemorated publication with Akimoto Yuji.
Mr. Akimoto Yuji shears various channels to the public and it is also important existence for cultural
administration of a Japanese country as a specialist of arts and crafts.
その際、アイリーン イノウエ会長（故ダニエル 井上上院議員夫人）に、母がお菓子や茶碗を運んだのだが、
偶然 必然 自然 繋がっているのかな？
My mother who was believing to live even just before passing away, But when I look back, it's strange.
She gathered the family and staff and held a dinner party on my birthday.
Grandfather's 33 time anniversary and grandmother's 50 time anniversary were held and a relative was
invited from the whole country.
June 25 Morning
She was watched by all my family and went to meet my younger sister.
My mother was told she was cancer and cried,
I saw each times her tears
Even if the funeral a lot of people attended ends, a person of consolation to my home also continues now.
July 4 Morning
Urasenke Great Grand Tea MasterSen Genshitsu visited in the heavy rain by a typhoon.
Is itsuch a thankful and wonderful moment !
A Japanese American leader group which depends on invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in March,
they visited my home. In the case,
my mother carried a sweet and a bowl of tea to Chairperson Irene Inoue (late Senator Daniel Inoue wife),
and this involved her last official place actually.
It was just 1 day before her passed away to ask permission to use picture for web magazine of
Japan Foundation "CHIKOCHI.
coincidence, inevitable, and nature, is it connected?
I should be very much appreciated if you watch my mother who started a trip in heaven.
Thank you all
I have received the book to which Past President of Kanazawa 21st century museum of contemporary
art Akimoto Yuji who publicshed.
He spent for 10 years in Kanazawa and his consideration from severity and the gentleness
for Kanazawa person, too.
Everyone! I am very much appreciated if you can read this book.
Around noon, I visited to the hospital. I finally could find only one parking spot from full.
The old red yankee car was parked already in the left side of my car.
I also could imagine that driver maybe scratched my car. But there isn't other space.
I remembered the car type and a vehicle number and entered in the hospital.
When I returned to a parking lot 1 hour later, there wasn't a car already.
And about 50 centimeters of scratched in behind the left side of my car.
Even if the car type and a vehicle number has noted,but there is no evidence.
Though it was an unbroken favorite car, my heart is also seriously injured.
From everyone, if you give me a 'like' I would be better.
But why is such thing done?
Great-grandfather 8th chozaemon passes away, and, 90 years.
Grandfather 9th Chozaemon passes away, and, 33 years.
Grandmother passes away, and, 50 years
Relatives gathered from the whole country and pray together.
And my father will be 90years old and mother will be 83 years old soon vigorously.
I have to be thankful for everything.
Japan Arts and crafts exhibition is held at Kanazawa.
It was rainy season but was beautiful clear day,
The people about 400 were attended for our tea ceremony by which artists and together with Urasenke Ishikawa branch youth department.
Tradition and contemporary arts and crafts keep the various sending power.
every year, we are artists is learning for the new way of tea from this tea ceremony.
Ms. Yumi Mori visited me.
She is Mr. Seinosuke Nakashima's eldest daughter and we make friendly for long time
The contents of today are to televise BS Japan "it's best! Treasure salon" in 21:00-on 7/31 (Monday).
The birthday cake which presents from some hotels.
There is also pleasant for a yearly symbol and was favorite my car Porsche.
I have received a big cake with an emblem of Kanazawa samuraiz this year.
Because it is my favorite Kanazawa's professional basketball team.
I have received a lot of presents and flowers.
It is thankful life.Thank you for all
Mr. Nobuyuki Asaba is a junior in Tamagawagakuen Highschool
Executive Officer of Dai Nippon Printing Co., He is widely working hard.
I am connected with him in plenty at a deep meaningful relationship.
Conversation by reunion at Kanazawa with him
It was the last day for 58 years old and spent the best time.
Thank you for Asaba.
I was invited to a dinner conversazione of the Minister of Foreign Affairs sponsorship and reported
activity of myself with the local economic Leader.
Kanazawa has wrestled variously in order to send charm of the arts and crafts globally.
A minister is advocated, "local to the world" I think It coincide with Kanazawa's former effort.
I have returned to Osaka. I'm a little tired.
Tea ceremony by my important tea friend starts for 3 days from today.
I'm thankful. So later, I'll be fine! By all means, please come.
I returned to Kanazawa and attend the awarding ceremony in the evening.
"AOZORA pharmacy Korinbo store"
It was estimated that a special pharmacy store beyond the limit of the dispensation.
The works which put all my heart and soul, were born displayed together for the first time.
It held that 5/24-30.
My schedule 5/24 all day 5/25 until 15:00
5/26,27,28 all day and 5/29 until 14:00
By all means, please come to see my exhibition
Piedmont College at Atlanta students have visited me.
A leader of this program which continues for 18 years is Prof.
Preston Saunders who was also a apprentice of my studio in Kanazawa.
and Prof. Christopher Kelly and him are both junior in my American studying abroad.
I hope they never forget this memory to share with me in Kanazawa.
遠藤連 北海道議会議長、松野哲 岩見沢市長、行松 宏展 全国委員会委員長、そして北海道内の裏千家幹部、
It was invited as a Urasenke lecturer. Hokkaido prefectural assembly chairperson Mr Ren Endo,
Mayor of Iwamizawa Satoshi Matsuno and 150 people gathered Urasenke people from Hokkaido youth
department and all of Japan.
"Is succession an anachronism?"
I talked about people who had an influence on me, about the state of the tea ceremony,
the contemporary art and the new succession.
I am very much appreciated by the supervised Hirotaka Miyagawa youth Hokkaido block president and
everybody's sensible hospitality. When my returning, everyone had see off to the station and it was
Thank you for Iwamizawa and Thank you all
We always together played baseball when we were kindergarten. One day some adults came over and stopped
our play then they're playing.
We told to teachers and we could play again. We were so satisfied that grand returned us.
However, one day they came back and hit the balls to us and it revengeful returned them again.
We scared and could not say anything also did not play anymore since that time.
I still remember this moment and that leader was called Murayama.
I had a dream today and that Murayama showed up and I won from him.
It is my revenge from 50 years.
I had a medical CT check today. The inside my body is becoming warm gradually by contrast medium.
But when it was done for a while, an eye was hot, and I got an intravenous injection to firing of a sneeze after that.
but I almost looked like hit my eye.
Unfortunately side effect with contrast medium use About 3 people seem to occur to 100 people.
It's all rare, but when the anaphylaxis shock which is a fulminant reaction of an immunity course occurs,
they seem to die of dyspnoea and a blood pressure decline.
My allergic reaction is unfortunate, but it's said that I can't have a CT examination from now on.
I have to say I am lucky to have correspondence family doctor's devotion will be.
And it's revealed that I'm healthy.
I have to say thank for the god,parent and everything.
Our professional basketball team started by all my fellow was only 1 season, and up league to B2 from B3.
That result was supported by Booster and mass communication.
A team such as President Hidemitsu Nakano, Head coach Yuki Suzuki and Captain Masato Tsukino was
pride of Kanazawa citizens already. And the players are existence like a family for me, too.
The town and Kanazawa where Art coexists with a sport! I am looking forward to progress from now on.
小原義明学長ご夫妻のご案内は、創始者 小原芳明先生を思い起こし、同席した後輩、弟 奈良宗久も同感だったに違いない。
「人生の 最も 苦しい いやな 辛い 損な 場面を 真っ先に 微笑みを以て 担当せよ」これは、玉川のモットーだ
I left Kanazawa from High School and learned until university at this institution.
I was educated how we should be learned as Japanese with globalization.
It was guidance by President Yoshiaki Obara and it was also realized 1st Prsident Dr. Kuniyoshi Obara.
I walked in campus, and my memory came back from my old school days which I have time-travelled
Then Tamagawa's motto came up. it quite wonderful message now.
Learned just 7 years, but education may be eternal one.
The "AOZORA pharmacy Kanazawa Kohrinbo store" established last year
I was reported this notice yesterday.
The interior created by Kaga plasterer technology- Isurugi Co and Ohi ware.
A chief mourner AOZORA pharmacy (Grand Pharma corporation).
Built by Santen corporations.
I'm also going to be commended as a designer
We have convinced that it's one of being able to send from an area to
If we can make something new from ancient times. I believe It means it is possible to send new message
from local area.
I'd like to be thankful deeply that everyone was made of the same feelings.
Osaka Takashimaya held from May 24 to the 30th. The work explanation was performed to a customer
service office beyond 120 people today.
110th anniversary of Takashimaya establishment, 350 years of my family history
and my 11 generation succession.
Takashimaya fine art division will held this commemoration exhibition.
And my important tea friends who lives in Osaka will host tea ceremony.
I am quite happy man. Thanks
今日、台南RCと金沢香林坊RCは、頼清徳 台南市長、山野之義 金沢市長の立会いのもとで友好締結の覚書を台南で交わした。
Both our exchange is deep as a friendly city between two cities.
Tainang RC and Kanazawa Korinbo RC also exchanged a memorandum of a friendship conclusion at Tainang
under Mayor Kanazawa's session.
Formal signing will commemorate 30th anniversary of Kanazawa Korinbo RC establishment,
and is exchanged at Kanazawa on February 10 of next year. I'm going to be serving as a chairperson.
More Tainang, Kanazawa and cultural exchange will be deeper and deeper.
今回は、頼清徳 台南市長、山野之義 金沢市長などをはじめとして多くの方々が参列し、新たな絆が深まった気がする。
May 8, 1942 it is the Memorial Day of Hatta yoichi (was born in Kanazawa) which constructed Tainang Wushantou Dam
and offered a life to Taiwanese development.
Memorial service in front of his grave has been performed every year,
but recently, a very regrettable accident has happened about Hatta's bronze statue.
This time, Tainang mayor William Lai and Kanazawa mayor Yukiyoshi Yamano ,
many persons are attracted and thought new bond deepened as the beginning.
I participated as a guest, also,
I was thankful that there was one Japanese by whom yearned for in Taiwan, then I was deeply praying.
Kanazawa coverage of magazine Goethe by Kanazawa junior chamber planned.
My home and my younger brother Sokyu Nara's matters for Japanese tea ceremony were interviewed.
Even though it's always surprised by the penetration of Mr. Hidetoshi Nakata.
I served as a judge of this competition.
15 very excellent works were chosen.
Cube actual size big model in a garden, a talk with 4 winners. I was learning for me in a stage, too.
Talk artist: Yoko Miki, Miyahara Hirotaka, Ai Mieda and Toyohisa Shibayama
I bought favorite car also becomes pitiful, because there are no chances to take it,
I drove to the gallery of friend's exhibition
Outside, mostly sunny and Live FM Radio were broadcasting from Honolulu.
Listening Hawaiian reggae and could watch Hakusan
How does sacred mountain think of the time now ? I think suddenly.
finished a lecture and moved to Kanazawa on the 22nd.I had dinner together with the great master.
During time done slowly at my home then tea Bowl making was enjoyed on the 23rd.And again, dinner.
On the 24th, I saw off to Kanazawa station in the morning.
The great master who worries like I am his child from the past.
Many his words in my mind. It's that I'm thankful.
Tea room Genan who has a great master Dr. Sen Genshitu contributed Komatsu-shi, Ishikawa 20years ago.
That, it's commemorated lecture was held and it explained the necessity Japanese,
history and a custom re-recognize. Everyone should be impressed with the beautiful attire of the great
master who became 94 years old and the word which permeates a heart.
also it was held commemoration tea ceremony and I could join with Dr. Sen.
I appreciate to the persons concerned including the Wada shinji Komatsu mayor.
We receive Ryouhei Miyata Agency for Cultural Affairs chief into a guest and begin and held reception.
It's the mission to walk this exhibition while agreeing the present-day.
How do we interpret our concept of arts and crafts? It is free also difficult.
It should be very much obliged if you can feel a message from the respective works.
It's held until the 24th at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
於 岐阜県立美術館／at Gifu Prefecture Museum
今日は開幕式。古田肇 岐阜県知事、日比野克彦 岐阜県美術館館長などが出席。
Today is the opening day.
Gifu Prefecture reset a following 69 times prefecture exhibition and planned this triennale.
4.8 meters x 4.8 meters x 3.6 meters Cube space.
It looks limited but it is also freely, 790 applications, 15 works accepted, the first prize of 5,000,000 yen
and 1,000,000 yen x 7 works of judge prize.
Gifu prefecture is serious.
I respect that relate people is in the shadows and I was recommended as judge. I myself could study.
於 東京日本橋三越美術画廊／at Tokyo Nihombashi Mitsubishi Gallery
My father, soon, 90 years old.
Winter he was in hospital, but still production was repeated.
Why do you keep making?
"Feelings don't stop." it was a response appropriate for my father.
He said that he doesn't do a big exhibition for a while. The devotion new to 100 years old.
It may be the one which is the proof utilized surely.
It's the same fixed date just as my exhibition so I can't be there.
I prepared, but I'm a little worried about him.
Spring of art comes.
My exhibition of this season is also begun to the work completed from a late fall to early spring.
The professional baseball finished in first autumn from spring. The player who plays an active part in a season,
because there is equipment by camp.
The baseball player and the artist minds are similar. It's always to think when spring starts.
An acquaintance (fan) also supports with Himeji. It's that I'm very appreciated
Though it's beautiful in a no limit, It is sad for some reason.
It's transient to scatter.
But next the thought is made the purpose which blooms.
Because we look at death, we know to be utilized.
We Japanese may be Japanese has been considered that this thing more than everyone.
Mr. Shigeru Saito is my important friend and he is CEO of TOSE which is the largest company of a
game software makes.
A garden party for cherry blossom viewing is held at his second house
in Kyoto circled by a cherry tree every year, and a lot of guests are invited. And I!
I'm thankful for his hospitality and various encounters!
The topics for Architect Kengo Kuma works and it was featured about my home and Ohi Gallery.
There is wonderful space, and a foreigner visitor is increasing, too.
Thank you for Architect Kengo Kuma.
於 岐阜県美術館/at Gifu Prefecture Museum
Art Award In the Cube 2017の二次審査のために、朝、新幹線で東京から岐阜へ移動。
古田肇 岐阜県知事、日比野克彦 岐阜県美術館館長、関係者、審査員などとの打ち合わせを兼ねた昼食会があり、
I move from Tokyo to Gifu by Shinkansen in the morning for a secondary judge of Art Award In the Cube 2017.
There was a luncheon combined with a meeting with Hajime Furukawa Gifu prefectural governor,
Katsuhiko Hibino Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu director, the person concerned and a judge, and after that,
it was judged seriously.
The "future of the body which is a theme.
This exhibition has a wide application, and it is 5,000,000 yen for the highest award and 1,000,000 yen
for each 7 judge prize.
and is an outstanding competition. It's pleasant for artists future's achievement and future.
He graduated from Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music graduate school of architecture by the head.
And he could receive 2 awards, it was Yoshida Isoya prize and Salon de Printemps prize.
The sounds is good, but he prepared for the entrance exam 1 year and had stay another year longer in the
Entered to the graduate school then absence 2 years for going to Tajimi-city ceramics design research center.
His restroom in winter , his contact lens froze at that time.
And he returned to a graduate school again.
It can't be counting many of his collapse until today. He was crying certainly and tried to challenge to replace.
However I didn't also praise an encouragement.My father is also same way,
Anyway His long school days seem to be end now.
This tree on the side of Kenroku-en
It blooms first for some reason
I always feel strange since my childhood.
I know you are just like a Guinness.
A town turned big, but you don't change.
Short sleeves of flower viewing visitor
You may feel strange, also?
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David Rockefeller (June 12, 1915 – March 20, 2017)
He has visited my home in Kanazawa, and made tea bowls, challenged painting,
writings and tea ceremony.
I never forget that conversation in my life.
I was also invited to New York. The whole 1 floor of Rockefeller Center was Mr. Rockefeller's office.
That space which flooded art was a different world.
Some of his works were left for my home is my treasure.
I wish for rest in peace.
「文化資本の世界への発信I ～新たな価値創造と伝統の文脈～」 池坊専好さん、田中大さん、
It was held for 3 days from March 18 to the 20th at Hokkaido Rusutsu resort.
This event site as the place where the leaders who are being called Japan edition Davos meeting and are carrying
future’s Japan and world learn and interchange.
Politics, economy, culture, technology and the environment were the wide field,
and the exchange of views with the respective persons was very meaningful.
I took the platform as a member and panel with Ikenobo Yuki next representative family.
Globes management graduate school president Yoshito Hori is advocated and becomes the 9th time. It must change
Japan from the "G1 Summit"
Sushi Restaurant Komatsu Yasuke Master Craftsman Kazuo Morita, I love and respect him the most.
He said retirement by 83 years old and it was two years ago.
I only attended for the occasion of " Closing of the master craftsman's kitchen knife.
But his power of observation is a sharp, and I realized that he would recover! It was my intuition.
And he has achieved a recovery on my prediction.
Quiet night of the opening previous day
It was present at 85 years old and it is a man "Opening of the craftsman's kitchen knife".
I was given that sharing time with him and each life is wonderfull.
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The Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Irene Hirano Inoue (late Senator Daniel Inoue wife) USA
and Japan Council chairperson with 10 Japanese American leader calls on Kanazawa as an inspection
for Japanese culture understanding as the beginning. And they visited my home.
The relations between Japan and the United States' leaders based in all areas with the deep penetration to Japan.
My activity at USA and experience, and, the Japanese cultural future was discussed.
I'll appreciate the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership which
gave this chance deeply.
Everybody was shared happy time with them.
I congratulate Mr. Taichi Ichimura and Ayako.
Please be an active as a successor of Kanazawa Daiwa taxi co and a leader of the Kanazawa financial
world of the young people.
Mr. Yuji Ichimura who is his father is my important friend!
City of Kanazawa and Kanazawa Crafts Council held this exhibition and areit is said that gateway of the young
artists and even come to contemporary art from tradition.
A judgeing, a display, a gallery talk, an awards ceremony, a reception and a tea ceremony held.
I was bring up from this exhibition, I am resisting as a deputy director now.
Last night's concert is finished and he is produced at my studio today and tomorrow.
I went to a hotel and pick him in the morning, many fans gathered. And at my home also.
His fan club accepts me like a family, too, and, nationwide, they speak to me everywhere.
It is a wonderful thing.
He tires. But when even the limit began to touch clay once, he had begun to seem happy and starts to make.
An orchestra and ensemble Kanazawa and him had compsymphonic concert.
Many fans gathered from the whole country.
Even I find out that there aren't an orchestra and a person who can sing together.
He is very much talent and I realized once more that he is a star.
Princess Nobuko-sama made an official visit to Kanazawa and did a keynote speech by a world congress of JCI.
And a theme was “Tradition and Transmission” also had a talk about my succession,
time of important regaining consciousness.
Since Onari (highnesss visiting) to my home with Prince Tomohito Mikasa 23 years ago,
since that time it's under care of official and personal affairs from Highness.
Onari of this second time. It was s honor again.
Thank you very much for former Japan JC president Kousuke Shibata, Kanazawa JC,
Imperial Guards and local police and all related peoplee.
A leader from 35,000 people of whole country is this year. president Aoki Syogo.
I met him at G1 Summit Hamamatsu last year.
JC! JC! JC!
I was a member the far past, too. There are many dear memories.
Active members look very young now, that means I became old man.
However I can still continue to relate many activities with them, I'm happy.
Thank you very much for president Aoki Syogo,
Past Pesident Shibata Kousuke and Kanazawa JC president Tsukamoto Yasuo.
This will be 2nd store at where the super premium pharmacy under my design supervision is being proposed.
A wall beyond 20 meters of full length was born from technology of Kanazawa Isurugi plasterer and my ceramics
with the theme of the universe - earth - blue sky.
I should be very much obliged if it is possible to spend comfortable time when the people visited and until
Now, I'd like also to propose the art space from tradition and contemporary which made modernity fused.
It shares history in Meguro-ku and Kanazawa by Kaga seigneur Maeda family,
and I have a small close relation.
My family history is created also by Maeda family and Urasenke. Fortunately, there is now.
Meguro-ku chief Mr. Eiji Maeda and I had nice conversation with very fun time.
Mutual can have a professional basketball team and interchange.
A sport, a tea ceremony, arts and crafts and various cultural channels we can share with Meguro-ku.
A Canadian official language is English and French. It was big interview on by this in-flight magazine fairly,
but there is no Japanese, and it's regrettable. Is there a person who read?
This airline had taken it by Vancouver round trip before, also it was quite high grade in onboard and service.
It is Professional basketball team Kanazawa Samuraiz.
There is home game with Saitama Bronx.
Player Ide Yuji was chosen as today's MVP, and I served award to him.
A front, a coach and a player keep winning with perfect mood.
There is a proof that a professional sport has rooted in local area.
The Kanazawa Samuraiz I love and respect.
Go Go Samuraiz !
My Buddhist room, There are my grandfather, my younger sister,
a father-in-law, my uncle and former a lot of acquaintances.
Last year, today and that time, I succeeded to OHI CHOZAEMON XI in Kyoto Urasenke.
There was some out of assumption, but I can get over everything by grace in an edge.
I also think I have to repay a little for people now.
Thank you all ! I join my palms together quietly.
I am honor to received for Agency Cultural Affairs chief advisory member.
And the meeting was held by that Agency today.
It's the Hokuriku area Shinkansen from Kanazawa to Tokyo Kasumigaseki .
Local city of a snowstorm and town of Japanese Government was mostly sunny.
When saying Kasumigaseki so that means the special ward where a government and bureaucracy are located.
I have been a consultation commissioner of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry minister,
but it still remains me that area does not related for me.
There was a future policy explanation of the whole this Agency for a meeting,
and very high-level argument was talked after that.
It's natural for me to think of Kanazawa who was born and has grown up,
but important thing is how we could build up about the cultural art nation of Japan.
I'd like to regard with chosen wonderful members.
The tea ceremony which remembers Urasenke founder and 4th Grand Master Senso continues at Kanazawa
from Meiji Period.
Senso was invited by the 5th Tsunanori Maeda to Kanazawa from Kyoto the far past,
and took Ohi Chozaemon at the same time.
After that Senso returned to Kyoto and established Urasenke. And Ohi Chozaemon continues
Ohi Kiln for more than 350 years at Kanazawa.
Senso has ended life on 76 years old on January 23, 1697. Today is the 320th anniversary of death.
A tea ceremony was held at Kanazawa where a senso sleeps at Kanazawa Gessonji Temple,
and my father was the host for memorial Tea ceremony, young brother Nara Sokyu and I supported.
Kanazawa was snow and we could add the family's memory again.
From 7 years old to 88 years old, men and women of all ages, a person with disabilities and a student,
all applicant is very wide. Also it will be 30 times in next year.
The 1st time and I, still, 28 years old.
From that time I have seen works. Meanwhile I'm going to learn many things.
But these challengers have no established concepts.
That's also a place by my own reconfirmation.
My father has received a tea ceremony cultural award last year.
And Urasenke Ishikawa branch members kindly held a congratulatory meeting dinner today.
My younger brother Sokyu Nara and I attended, too.
He became 89-year-old and he hopes to be active artist at least 100 years old.
His life is given from heaven, I want him to spend all his days for own art life importantly.
And to make him that happen means my mission for being his son.
Kanazawa, it snows. I was born in a good town and grew up.
No one is here for no reason. It is mysterious feeling
This tuition who has begun from 1998.
I have been told to a foreign students from all over the world.
Share the tea, make ceramics work, exhibition and tea ceremony all these experiences.
I hope they can feel Kanazawa culture by 5 times of session and want them to have a big memory.
There are a lot of works I am working for my art work with Kanazawa Isurugi Sakan Craftmen for
my art work for 20 years. I had a interview with Ms Hirami Yuki for Television program.
It will be January 22 on TV Kanazawa. Ishikawa Daihyakka.
I am the first guest for this.program in this year.
It was the meeting before 15 minutes with Announcer Kawase Yuko .
But staff & I almost talked different topics.
So-called acting without rehearsal performance.
A topic is my succession. Kanazawa culture and newly the National Crafts Museum will move from Tokyo to Kanazawa .
Was that meeting because you could speak casually! They're a professional as expected!
It was 20 minutes when I could speak happily.
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I am praying with listening temple bells at my at my Buddhist priesthood temple. Then new years has come.
I prayed family Buddhist altar, pine in a garden,,,,,,etc
After that, the Urasenke 4th Sen Soshitsu Senso and my 1st generation Ohi Chozaemon,
they both was draw for the hanging scroll with our appreciations.
It doesn't change from child's time, but my grandparents and younger sister are not together anymore.
My parents, the younger brother family and my family are in the space.It mast be disappeared,
but we are also realized and shared our bond.
New Year's Day always considers the same thing. But it's that I'm really thankful that everyone can gather vigorously.
I have to be thankful for a existence of god and of Buddh.