Ceramic Artist Toshio Ohi Blog
I felt the 2013 was shortest year in my life.
I flew all over the world for my Invitational and private exhibition, lectures, and tea ceremony.
My main house had reconstruction for once in 100 years.
Keeping protecting oldness and the new thing to invite into.
I am learning that combinations.
The red pine tree in our garden is also protecting my family with going through the time.
He is living with old and new tradition. I respect him very much.
All his works are created by wishing. And each figures are quiet and speak different.
He never talks how much he worked by himself. It is wonderful!
In heavy snow along the Japan Sea
and the Hakusan Mountain from Komatsu Airport.
fine weather the along the Pacific side of Japan and Fuji from Haneda Airport.
We can pride of Japan.
Work in the last of year in Tokyo.
I can only say with the family of Mr. Oshima and my family,
it is five generations relationship. The Ministry of Education,and Culture sent him award for his activities.
He is also a leader important for the tea ceremony of Ishikawa Prefecture.
In a celebration party, they are 230 participants.
10th Ohi Chozaemon was allowed to the greeting of a toast.
I had a walk in the alley beside of my house the in Kanazawa tonight.
Then, I found the high speed car.
I stood and away, but I had crashed my arm.
The car turned at the point on the right immediately, and was gone.
I run, and chased, but it is difficult according to the police.
I wear black coat and it was difficult to fine people.
I kind of remembered back side of that car.
Although it is an occurrence which is not satisfactory, the sight of its back of Now, my right shoulder is very painful.
The Shinkansen is opened from Tokyo to Kanazawa on 2015 March.
The selected special envoy.
More people will visit to Ishikawa Prefecture
Being asked is from now. What is own hospitality?
Special envoy's swearing-in ceremony is held,
And I made a greeting on behalf of a special envoy for the Ishikawa Prefecture Governor Tanimoto Masanori.
I could meet with many Taiwanese people and Japanese attending artists at this time.
I never forget this moment,it becomes for my life time memory.
Thank you all and Thank you Taiwan.
11:00, a press conference started and many of political and business circles and reporters waited.
President of the Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,
Akimoto Yuji and Ms Lee Yulin who produced explained about this exhibition.
I also joined a guest greeting and cutting ribbon for celebration.
Relation of Japan, Taiwan, and people is deep.
History has been accumulated while each respects each other.
Our art, and craft, it is the arrival to require for the new movement.
the National Taiwan Crafts Research And Development Institute
On the morning of the 13th, the Kanazawa world crafts triennial will open focusing on the National
Taiwan Crafts Research And Development Institute in Nantou City located in the Taiwan central part.
With President of Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Akimoto Yuji
were invited superintendent as a guest.
We flew from Komatsu to Taipei for 3 hours, 2 hours and a half move from an airport by car.
We further reached there was at 1:30 at midnight (2:30 JST).
Then we prepared the exhibition hall and finished all the checks would be at 4:00. It was kind of long day.
Renewing the main entrance, garden, tearoom of my house (the Kanazawa Herigate Listed Building)
Ohi Museum approach, and all by Mr. Kengo Kuma's design was introduced to the Hokkoku Newspaper Morning
Paper this morning.
With artisan wonderful works, for 100 years is completed for my family.
I am pleased if it gets used with the new place of scenic and historical interest for Kanazawa again.
The ambassador of Taiwan and Consul-General visited to Ohi Museum today.
The relations of Kanazawa and Taiwan are long and deep exchange.
Moreover, I myself went out to Taiwan over 25 years, and have held the exhibition and the workshop.
I am now received for the Tainan University of Arts visiting professor.
I have so far been received many important visitors from Taiwan.
Every direction is important people for Japan.
The meeting (a comprehensive theme is cool Kanazawa) is held over two days from yesterday.
The past Culture Agency Director General Kondo Seiichi is inevited, and conversation was deep ideas talked.
In the spring of 2015, the Shinkansen will run to Kanazawa. It has the same time will be held for the UNESCO
creative city world conference in Kanazawa.
Kanazawa is also a chance to build a domestic city, the West, Asia, and a multistory relation.
Cool in the morning
early summer feelings in daytime
And I watched
The beautiful sun set in the evening.
There is complicated history in this island.
However, beautiful light stay in here.
Today I am in Okinawa for three days.
The direct flight from Komatsu is canceled.
It was almost midnight when I was arrived.
It is warm! It seemed like just arrived in Hawaii.
with Mr. Yasushi Akimoto (AKB48 synthesis producer)
I sang "Bridge of glory constructed " (by yuzu) in the full of people at concert hall with Mr. Ryo Shoji
This music festival was planed by Mr. Yasushi Akimoto (AKB48 synthesis producer)
In commemoration of this meeting, about 20 members has performed.
I sang "Bridge of glory constructed " (by yuzu) in the full of people at concert hall with Mr. Ryo Shoji,
I was continuation of strain.
The grand-prix was Michael Jackson Danscing by Mr. Toshihiko Yoroizuka performed.
It is said that he repeated the practice for four months.
Opening with Mr.Isoda Michifumi
Open College with Mr. Kazuhiro Fujiwara,Mr. Ryo Shoji
Open College "It is hot! Art museum” with Mr. Toshio Shimizu, Mr. Kazuhiro Imada,
Night School with Mr. Sakuji Yoshimura, Ms. Satoko Akio, Mr. Motohiko Izawa, and Mr. Hiroshi Kojitani.
Various members went to Kofu as a lecturer, and talked about culture.
In the event was performed in Yamanashi Gakuin University,
I participated as a lecturer in the "experience classroom",
"It is hot! Art museum" and the "night school" in Kofu.
It is thankful to member of the engine 01 Mr. Kazuhiro Fujiwara,Mr. Ryo Shoji, Mr. Toshio Shimizu,
Mr. Kazuhiro Imada, Mr. Sakuji Yoshimura, Ms. Satoko Akio, Mr. Motohiko Izawa, and Mr. Hiroshi Kojitani.
The member would be as a lecturer, each time each members could share the important time.
It has the meaning of participating.
My home is performing fundamental reconstruction from summer by the Architect Mr. Kengo Kuma.
Some of my samurai residences are listed for the Kanazawa Cultural Assets Building listed and changes to
new gallery, and the inside of sites, such as the garden of the red pine tree beyond age-of-500 years old
which is the Kanazawa specification trees, the Ishikawa prefecturally-designated cultural property work
on Ohi Museum.
Completion is next spring. I hope it may become a national treasure of 100 years after.
The dream is entrusted to my friend of Mr. Kengo Kuma.
She is a French famous designer in the world.
In my studio, while enjoying autumnal leaves, we walk together.
And it is begun to make a tea bowl.
Each of us were unites a rhythm soon and she changed my tea bowl freely like.
She is real designer from truth, some interesting work had been made.
In Ohi Museum, the precious talk was made with her, suffering tea together.
It was short time half a day. Mutually, next reunion is promised.
I had a chance to meet Mr. Shuntaro Tanigawa after my lecture.
Poet Mr. Shuntaro Tanigawa completely does not feel his old age.
And my impression was received in the natural way of his life.
Philosopher Mr. Tetsuzo Tanigawa visited my home several times,
making of his tea bowls or he left his calligraphies.
My childhood memory was the old man of the mustache. It was Mr. Shuntaro Tanigawa's father.
When he was spoken about the recollections,
he was also delight.
How can I get old gentleman just like him?
Toshihiro Takahashi By the discover Japan chief editor's Navi,
I told about the cultural theory of Japan, China, and South Korea.
A place is the 49th floor of Roppongi Ark Hills.
I participated in the session of the future-poesy by Mr. Shuntaro Tanigawa and Ms.Yo Hitoto after my lecture.
I have seen her life over ten years or more.
I was allowed to greet as the guest of honor.
That time make her more beauty than every usual.
I hope she will be happy.
It stared from early morning and arranges a work in a floor.
A plasterer craftsman's work and my work should resonate.
It will be finished in one week.
With President of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,
Kanazawa Mr.Akimoto Yuji & Calligrapher Mr. Kakinuma Koji
His exhibition started in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
He says "a brush is a sword for a calligrapher", and "a calligrapher's life is also the trip of the search for a brush."
Ask calligraph is art ? and ask oneself is artist ? His trip continues.
His father was also calligrapher and he started at the age of five years old. He is just an orthodox artist.
I left Kanazawa of the disordered weather by train at 6:00 in the morning.
It was pasted Tunnel and Tokyo was fine weather.
In the National Art Center, Nitten is held and I am today artist for explanation.
Nitten has the hardest time by a part of mass media reports.
That it is not right must reform from the origin. However,
I also want to remind for people there is many artists who have stepped up efforts with the earnest posture
there without forgetting.
This exhibition currently held in the South Korean Icheon Ceramics Museum was completed.
I was nominated to this biennial by the 27-artists in the world and I made a work announcement
by making into a concept the problem to the radioactivity which happened from the
accident of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
It was the basis of the theme [between nature and artificiality] as a nomination artist.
I feel that that contemporary art has been challenged taught me the future way of my life,
making the traditional ceramics of Japan and Kanazawa history.
11/11 ナイトセミナー／Night Seminar
11/12 モーニングセミナー／Morning Seminar
12日 05:20起床 06:00 石川県加賀市御菓子城加賀藩洞夢で講演。
テーマは「温新知故—The Soft Power」
11/11 18:00 Lecture "Japan, China, and South Korean-politics and blue porcelain"
at Yamashiro-Onsen, Kaga-shi, Ishikawa-ken Hotel Hatori lecture.
And then it was social gathering, dinner, and a drinking session.and went to sleep at 3:00 in the morning.
11/12 05:20 waked up, 06:00 A lecture A theme is "The Soft Power”
started at Kaga-shi, Ishikawa Sweets Castle Kaga Dome.
I had two lectures, sleep 2 hours and, and talk and talk! That 12 thick hours were spent.
It was serious audience, I was also allowed to talk in an earnest feeling.
Kanazawa and the View Travel Agent planned the tour which visits on me.
Tea bowl making and firing proses are demonstrated by me in a studio in the morning.
And then they moved to my home and a tea ceremony in Hodo- an and explained history of Ohi Ware at Ohi museum.
I have tried the best hospitality which calls Omotenashii.I felt.some sort of responsible.
It seems to me that all those participated were glad. I am so pleasures.
The telephone was ringing for the notice of his serious condition at morning 5 o'clock.
I drove In the dark road and I saw a beautiful sun rise in the hospital.
Mr.Hasatani Shiro took care of my life for over 30 years just like his younger brother.
And many people loved him also.
Our man's separation is finished one week ago. He knew all this end of his life.
He has such a beautiful and wonderful life.
Thank you all Shiro!
She is a marathon runner and is an Olympics medalist.
We both are member of an engine 01 culture strategy meeting.
She had a lecture in Kanazawa, and she stopped in today while being the way airport.
She will be an active part towards 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The 18th Maeda Toshiyasu and Urasenke 15th Great Grand Tea Master Hounsai
本席 18代前田利祐様、裏千家鵬雲斎大宗匠、山出保 松雲会会長、山野之義金沢市長、
The 18th Maeda Toshiyasu, Urasenke 15th Great Grand Tea Master Hounsai,
President of Syounkai Mr.Yamade tamotsu (former mayor of Kanazawa)
President of Urasenke Ishikawa Brunch Mr. Oda Sadahiko and President of
UrasenkeToyama Brunch Masuda Keijiro
点心席／Meal for tea
裏千家鵬雲斎大宗匠を囲む大樋長左衞門、容子、奈良宗久、知子、そして私 於 金沢•好古庵（仙叟屋敷跡）
with Urasenke 15th Great Grand Tea Master Hounsai, 10th Ohi Chozaemon,wife Yoko Nara Sokyu ,
wife Tomoko and myself at Kanazawa Kouko-an (The Old Senso House)
The 5th generation of Kaga local lord Maeda Tsunanori was encouraged the tea ceremony,
flower arrangement, all other culture ability and craft have followed Kanazawa continuously untill today.
Tea Master Senso was invited by the local lord's life spread for the way of tea,
then returned to Kyoto and established Urasenke.
Chozaemon was accompanied then revived Ohi ware, and has been inherited in Kanazawa till today.
The Syounkai started for memory of the 5th generation of Maeda Tsunanori .
Today, the18th generation Maeda Toshiyasu and Urasenke Great Grand Tea Master Hounsai 15th,
both of them are special adviser, The Former of Kanazawa Mayor Yamade Tamotsu becomes present of
this Syounkai attendant also.
The Syounkai Tea Ceremony was held in attendance of these people.
The Urasenke Foundation Professor Nara Sokyu lives house of old Senso residence,
and from now on, the tea ceremony starts.
伊住公一朗氏、亜未夫妻／the new duple of Mr & Mrs.Izumi Koichiro
It is over 700 people attendance at Kyoto Westin Miyako Hotel
高校時代からの友人でもある石原伸晃環境大臣も出席、金沢からも三谷充 三谷産業会長、小田禎彦 加賀屋会長、十代長左衞門などが出席
The environment Minister Ishihara Nobuteru is high school friend and Mr.Mitani Mitsuru,
Mr.Oda Sadahiko and 10th Ohichozemon was also attended from Kanazawa
裏千家坐忘斎家元の挨拶／Speach by Urasenke Grand Tea Master Zabousai
We are old friend of Mr.Izumi Masakazu (father of Izumi Koichiro) with Mrs. Izumi Hiromi
Urasenke family of Izumi Koichiro got married.
I know since he was born. His father is Mr.Izumi Masakazu who was the same age and was a sworn friend.
He will surely be pleased with the grand party exceeding 700 persons.
My table is also only longtime friends! I would like to also convey this friend's feeling to heavens.
Mr.Izumi Koichiro will live with a father's image,and respond for the future of Urasenke.
The event was planed by the all sake companies in Ishikawa together.
I am one of the cheering member.
It starts by Chairman Taro Nakamura's toast at 11:00 in the morning.
Many people enjoyed local brand of sake and foods.
There is my favorite restaurant in Tokyo.
I loved this restaurant since 40 years after established.
I have introduced as my favorite restaurant by magazine coverage before also.
I went for lunch today.I did not know any employee,
but I ordered my usual time-spaghetti anyhow. And then I sent LINE e-mail.
Spaghetti was little bit late carried by the table. However, the fork knife is not prepared.
And normally free delicious salad also served?
I asked them For salad with a fork knife! But the one employee answered that a salad was till 14:00 !
I checked my cellular phone,there was a history of my LINE said 13:58.
The taste also differed from former.
I had nothing to say, but the most favorite restaurant was lost. I am sad.
福岡県副知事などとともに呈茶／with Vice Governor of Fukuoka and other VIP for the tea ceremony
ほとんどが私の作品だった／The most of utensils are my works
I arrived in Fukuoka from Takamatsu, looking at a wonderful fine autumn sky.
I was invited as a lecturer who commemorates the new system of the youth Urasenke Fukuoka branch.
Fukuoka is also known as conscious of Asia for many years.
I was allowed to talk about the japan ,
China and South Korean relationship and a future view in the present period from culture.
The social gathering was held in the New Otani hotel Fukuoka in the night.
I moved from Kanazawa to Takamatsu Shikokumura by train from an early stage after
the passage of a typhoon. 3 architects has participated in "scenery with Foley" by the Shikoku-mura .
and I was invited as a guest talked together.
Architect and ceramic art differed from the genre, it was also the most interesting subject for me.
To a samurai residence, I was born and grow up, and incidentally,
a big private house is located also in studio and I am utilizing for it.
The Ishikawa prefecture is tackling these missions
"that want to invite the wealthy visitors from the U.S. to the Ishikawa prefecture."
Seemingly two invited persons are the owners of the tour company which has the U.S.
and the EU area wealthy customer.
We had good conversation with each others.
Although I have a big awareness of the issues in expression called the wealthy being used publicly,
it is common that we must welcome for asking high quality risk.
2013/10/26 北國新聞朝刊／Hokkoku Newspaper morning paper
It is important vision for Ishikawa prefecture.
That is a long name but there are a specialist from college professor, an engineer, etc.,
I am also as a committee member.
The construction industry seems to be in dark news.
The first committee was held today.
I think that I will propose the vision with dream for prefecture and people
20131025北國新聞朝刊より/It was topic from Hokoku Newspaer morning paper
Invitational artists from the world and all over Japan,
also it was displayed awarding artist works from the kanazawa World Crafts Conpetition
in Nakamura Memorial Museum, Kanazawa.
The artists had the gallery talk from 16:00.
The commendation ceremony was opened in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,
Kanazawa from 17:30.
Although I suggested this exhibition, it was sure of a keyword having new deployment in tea.
It became a report of the Hokkoku Newspaper morning paper.
I came back yesterday. And I have received many thanks mmesage from Korea.
It is thanks to support by Urasenke soul branch tea people.
And thank you all.
韓流茶会に招かれる／I was invited for the Korean Style tea ceremony
同席いただいた利川市長夫人／with wife of Icheon city Mayor
ソウルの新聞社から取材を受ける／Interviewed from newspaper from Seoul
展覧会会場で行ったギャラリートーク／Gallary talk about my project
City of Icheon is sponsoring the South Korean Kyonggi international ceramic art
biennale which I was also nominated.
And this town is known as biggest ceramic art village in South Korea also in the world.
This city was joined as a creative city (craft) of U.N. UNESCO,
and Kanazawa has also received the same authorization in 2009.
I held the Japan-South Korea tea ceremony,
had lectures about "the craft of Japan", "the feng shui of China, Korea, and Japan",
I hope I could contribute small ability to mediation of culture for these 2 countries.
The tea ceremony was superintended by the associated of the 7th Korea Kyonggi International ceramic art biennial.
Cooperation of the Korea Ceramic Foundation and Urasenke Seoul Brunch was obtained.
South Korean political and business circles, religion, and a living national treasure, etc were invited.
It was a chance to shear mutual culture for each others.
I would like to appear "to get used say to a country near and near from a far and near country."
I visited on the morning of the 17th for preparation of the Japan-South Korea tea ceremony of the next day.
Although I have heard from Director Muramatsu Kanako for talk to the Urasenke soul,
everybody was waiting earnestly.
It is a delightful happening.
I gave a lecture for about 1 hour, it became a tea ceremony after that.
A stylish reception! I deeply appreciated. Thank you.
I finished for my ceramic mural at Ishikawa Toyota Komatsu.
Fusion of contemporary art and traditional crafts.
This is my approach.
A wall is constituted from a plasterer's work and my work is created.
The opening day is 18th of October, I left my message for reception.
The last work was my signed and I am going to soul from Komatsu Airport.
金沢21世紀美術館／Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Arts
This competition experimentally performed on the theme of "Tea space-time" is accepted
from a general artists and the work of the special invitation from Japan also outside the country is included.
This project was planed by Kanazawa City and Kanazawa Crafts Councils with handmade.
The all of works are displayed in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary and
Nakamura Memorial Museum with related artists fellow.
The craft of Kanazawa may be able to be sent to the world on the theme of this exhibition and "tea."
This high school is the leading entrance-into-a-school-of-higher-grade school in Ishikawa prefecture.
It has a large number of much predecessors.
Since two sons also learned, it serves also I was the PTA chairman.
Many attendants graduated from this high school such as political and business circles,
prefectural assembly chairperson and a bank president.
This event was planned by the Kanazawa tourist agency and started 5 years ago. I navigate half a day.
21 persons were participated from wide range as Hokkaido to Kyushu,
and also some of participations were 4 times or 3rd repeaters.
At ohi Studio,I demonstrated for tea bowl making,
At Ohi Museum,I made a explanations and I also had a dinner abnd talk at Syogyotei restaurant.
Although a labor is required considerably,
but I can not forget of the participated each people face, they looked so happy.
Kanazawa is "a town of a hospitalities"
The visitor from 25 persons' Israel which is visiting only the art museum from Hokkaido to Okinawa,
I could meet with them at Ohi Museum.
It is the tour in a expert person and a collector -- "What is the reason which must be handmade ?"
and "What is the Wabisabi in Kanazawa?" I was asked by them about one after another.
I will make my answer into the secret of only the person who was there!
With designer Nagasawa Yoichi and Mrs Tazuko Yamakiand Ms.Françoise Moréchand
This event started aiming at sending the life style from Kanazawa globally.
It is reasons for the proposal of a new craft movement.
In OPNENING, the beautiful visionary image space of traditional "beauty" and "work"
was directed by Seiichi Hishikawa.
Kanazawa is an uncanny town.
Early morning, outside is rainy skies heavily.
Then, the sun began to shine.
Hawaii ? -- it also becomes a tropical feeling.
Now, a wind began to blow with strong sunlight.
A typhoon comes rightly.
The surrounding preparation of a house is thoroughgoing.
It is just little time for a family to unite.
I liked this moment from a child's time.
But I hope this typhoon gives nobody damage!
Hokuriku Shinkansen will be opened fron Tokyo to Kanazawa in one year and a half.
The high-ranking official of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism had my home visited.
The tourist attractions of Kanazawa to exhibit, or the limited thing.
From now on, Kanazawa citizens' good sense will be asked.
It was introduced to the bulletin distributed to a BMW user (the Hokuriku area limitation).
I owned red BMW2002tii of my school days.
when I was sad and glad, it was always together.
Since then, I love BMW has owned with 535,745,335.
I am always excited when I talk about car.
Thank you for President Yoshiaki Kitagawa we talked together.
A grand-prix is the woman from Chili. I was selected for 27 artists in the world.
However I lost a big chance. It is not excused. I will try the best from today again.
2013, 7th Korea Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale will start from 28th.
Selected 27 artists in the world are exhibited and there is only one grand price artist will be awarded.
I am one of them. Tomorrow will be announced so I have to be there.
What result do I get?
My eldest son Yuki was the best awarded for the architect competition in Niigata.
His project name was "the tale of memory.
He is a graduate student of the Tokyo University of Fne Arts and his major is architecture.
His route is steep and hard.
The person Challis Vice,he is mysterious parson.
Mr. Kojitano Hirosh is connected.
The exhibition and I tea ceremony which Mr. Kojitano Hiroshi held by him.
I am also connected.
Tea may be the world which every one loves in the world.
Tawaraya Sotatsu was the great Japanese painter. It was held the tea ceremony since his past away.
Today is 100 years anniversary and present president is 10th Ohi Chozaemon.
So many people visits to this tea ceremony today
"the local brand of sake marche festival of Ishikawa the sake of Ishikawa and food"
will be held for the first time in Kanazawa on November 2. And the preopening ceremony was held.
It was chosen for the marche (cheering party) from local female television newscaster and young financial expert.
I am also allowed to aid.
An "it is a toast promotion meeting with the sake
"national conference will be held for the first time in Kanazawa in October, 2015 after the Hokuriku Shinkansen.
It should be just like the Tokyo Olympic Games attraction, if local unites,
it must be winning a great success.
From Beijing, it is the China Railway High-speed and it was 2 hours and 30 minutes for Chengchou.
It is also a provincial capital in Henan Province, and it has 3,500 years of history from the time
and is specified as the China 8 major ancient cities.
The new urban core by Mr. Kisho Kurokawa suggestion prospered in a suburb,
and everywhere with new construction is curios and objects of art have united with it.
Since it is visible just like modern art, a wonderful feeling is there.
When we visited to museum,it was closed on Monday but we were given to explanation for the ceramics,
The high level of the hand crafts searched for is unfathomable.
Craftsmen have repeated silently for thousands years with not changing.
The Silk Road is endless.
Coming and feeling here is that race of the world and each culture is automatically connected with exceeding space-time.
It may be necessary to forcus the craft from the viewpoint.
I moveed to Dunhuang from Beijing on the evening of the 28th.
It arrived by the flight for 3 hours at 21:00. It was still bright in outside.
Although it is the large China continent, it is because all are united at the time of Beijing.
The craft has rooted with history of Dunhuang which was a key point of the Silk Road inspected
there is a high level craftsman with the hand.
Li Yugang is Starr of the China Peking Opera.
I visited him.It will deal with the interior of his huge club.
He os well known as a feminine style of a Peking Opera and he is a national artist,
such as uniting the method of singing the feminine role also.
2010 His performance was carried out on world tour,
he visited Japan and a great success.
The public performance in Japan is also determined next year.
Mr. Tsuchiya Yoshinori who was a fabric-dyeing artist, and
holder-of-an-living national tresure.
Young ceramist Mr. Mitsuke Masayasu who is an active artistt in in akk of the world.
And they visited Ohi Museum.
That time went so slowly and we could talk about each one of our work and the future of craft together.
I think that I will value encounter with them.
Moreover, I would like to meet again and talk together.
In the Kanazawa world crafts triennial currently performed in the 21st Century Museum of
Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ms. Cha'vez Nicolasa has enacted curator of the folk art from Santa Fe.
And her gallery talk was performed today.
There seem to be many American people does not know about New Mexico being a part of state in the US.
If it thinks in the Mexico culture, at the northernmost end and geography,
it will be at the southernmost end of the U.S.
She was so kind when I visited to Santa Fe last year.
Santa Fe is also an attractive area which Indian culture unites intricately.
Mr. Hidetoshi Nakata who is interested in the craft visited the museum also at that time,
and he was appreciated interestingly.
It will also become the pride of Kanazawa that the attention of this exhibition becomes higher.
It is a story in the register in a cafe.
It changes to 2410 yen! I was heard.
Since there is no thousand-yen bill, 10410 yen is paid.
Full of change was 7999 yen
The display of the register was seen 2411 yen,
I added 1 yen,but the woman of a register was panicked!
which is bad ? (smile)
山野之義市長が トップセールスを行うほか、裏千家今日（こんにち）庵（あん）業躰（ぎょうてい）部講 師、
Kanazawa City carries out the high-class tour on the theme of the craft.
That was published at today's Hokkoku newspaper.
I take charge of the Ohi Ware Tour on November 8th-10th.
Moreover, also I am giving a lecture at the art college performed in Roppongi Hills on Sun., November 24.
A briefing session is held in hotel camellia mountain villa Tokyo on September 26 for the member for
seniors "grown-up holiday club" of J R East Japan.
Mayor Yamano Yukiyoshi Top sales are performed and also my young brother Nara Sokyu who
Urasenke Tea Master will talk about the tea ceremony culture of Kanazawa.
The younger generations of my friends who participated in Urasenke youth leadership training visited.
There is the nostalgic younger generation, and there is the first time to meet.
The friends who gathered from the whole country
Since the tea ceremony was studied, it was able to meet. That is wonderful story.
I pray to the grave for ancestor.
A father-in-law, maternal grandparents, etc. are sleeping in Noto.
We ate watermelon all together on the veranda a long time ago.
And Koshien high-school baseball, in the anniversary of the end of the war with overlaps.
It passes and goes rightly at the time.
Mr.Francois Servin and Mr.Ura Jun.
It was guest from Denmark with children.
Every year, when it comes to the time of the Bon Festival, Kanazawa is crowded by tourist.
Also many people from overseas visit in this year.
It is various, such as people which visit the inquiry from FACEBOOK,
a friend's introduction, or a guidebook with a family.
By the pile of efforts of predecessors, Kanazawa may be becoming an charm city.
鮨 みつ川／Sushi Mitsukawa
店主 光川浩司氏とともに／Owner Mr.Mitsukawa Kouji
参加してくれた喜多甚一氏（アクティー社長）・ 矢幡 聡子 氏（CORE S LTD. 代表取締役）
Mr.Kita Shigekazu (President Acty) – Ms.Yahata Satoko (CORE S LTD. representative director) ,,,etc. --
宮川昌江氏（CPU社長）・喜多甚一氏（アクティー社長）・ 矢幡 聡子 氏（CORE S LTD. 代表取締役）などが参加された。
This diner performed following sday before yesterday.
Ms.Miyagawa Akie(CPU president) Mr.Kita Shigekazu (President Acty) –
Ms.Yahata Satoko (CORE S LTD. representative director) ,,,etc. -- it participated.
Although possibly Mr. Mitsukawa Koji who is a storekeeper was serious strain,
I received praise from all the participants. It is gratitude at Mr. Mitsukawa.
As long as I was glad that it has worked with the younger generations of the sponsored Kanazawa
junior chamber of commerce.
Isn't treating a few people's visitor to a small variety space to the extreme the future for Kanazawa style is asked?
2013/08/07 北國新聞夕刊 Hokkoku Newspaper Evening Issue
The TORYOE opened at the Kanazawa east Geisya District .
The event which I planned was performed in "MITSUKAWA" which is a famous sushi restaurant.
As for the secret plan, I performed the actual making of the cold tea ceremony.
The foods,sake, Kanazawa certain tea are unique from Kanazawa with my vessels.
And Mitsukawa master high performance.
A participant were Mr. Akimoto Yuji who is producer of this event,
the important friend Mr. & Mrs. Umemura, Ms.Isigami Keiko and Ishigami Ayako from Yokohama.
I am always appreciated by their supports.
The 2nd Kanazawa World Crafts Triennial opened yesterday.
Mr. Steve Pozel and Ms. LISA Cahill who did curation of Australia, Ms.
Yulin Lee who did curation of Taiwan, etc. visited my home today.
Today is only holiday for them, and they will go back tomorrow.
I welcomed for them from the bottom of my heart.
This theme is "a regional thing in the craft", such as Australia and the United States (Santa Fe) are
the cultural handwork by indigenous people,Taiwan got used the art using technology and bamboos,
such as deep "Textile" and a "Knit, and Japan is developing an original craft spread.
The lecture by the curator of each country, the social gathering,
and the dinner party were held on a grand scale today.
This exhibition is held by Kanazawa crafts Council and Akimoto Yuji who is also an authority of World
catches the craft from contemporary art. It is based on the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.
Kanazawa people are beginning to cherish the sense of deep veneration in the leader of
global contemporary art sending the craft from Kanazawa.
Hokuriku Shinkansen will be opened from Tokyo to Kanazawa in the spring of 2015.
The high-grade hotel in Kanazawa called 8 house aims at Kanazawa.
They are approaching Kanazawa is facing in the world,and cooperating to each.
Tokyu Hotels president Endo Haruka, Tokyu Hotels director corporate executive officer,
Miyajima Yoshiaki,Kanazawa Excel hotel Tokyu
former general manager Nhishiyotuji Kiminori ,
and Kanazawa Excel hotel Tokyu general manager Saito Katsuya visited today.
Kanazawa has greeted a also fortunately new aspect of affairs.
Everybody is beginning to tackle earnestly.
The Asadaya restaurant starts to sale the limitation mango pudding from today.
A pudding delivered on yesterday before sale.
It was a taste of impression.
A vessel is the first project for my eldest son Yuuki's original design.
It is said that the order is considerably contained.
I appreciate this story for him.
28 Chinese persons' visits, such architecture, interior designer from Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Suzhou, etc.,
Although it was research of Ohi Museum, tearoom, etc., I also am a designer, we able to talk with them earnestly.
The magazine will distribute to the BMW owner of Ishikawa Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture is started.
It is a one shot with my BMW 335.
It will Publish on September.
I finished for reparation in the South Korean Icheonn ceramic museum.
I think I tried hard as much as possible.
Simultaneously, I saw the layout of other artists work selected from all over the world.
Everybody is carrying out expression on a high level.
Some of my confidence has been lost.
Soon, critique people in the world gather and judges.
I only wait for a result, I pray only.
I will return to Kanazawa tomorrow.
I was chosen as the invitation artist for the 7th international ceramic art biennia in Koreal.
I leaves for South for preparation. I would like to become the world's No.1. Please pray.
I attended an executive board meeting by the Tokyo Yurakucho international forum.
The details were about Japan Arts & Crafts Competition held in April 2014,it was discussed.
The judges were determined from curators and members, it is alike soon and a formal announcement.
I go to a soul from Narita Airport after a closing this meeting.
He is an only Japanese who establishes a studio in the Venice Murano island,
and the another his nick name is poet glass artist.He is also passing half a lifetime in Italy.
Since he became acquainted when I tried to a Milano Salone Internazionale 2007,
although he is 11 years young different, we become intimate like a brother.
Many of our friends, such as Mr. Hiroshi Senju painter and actor Takurou Tatsumi, are also aiding polite him.
He is holding the exhibition in Kanazawa Daiwa.
I was allowed to help as a talk person of his gallery talk.
I went to surfing by my friend invitation.
It could be exciting and I was not able to sleep.
Last time surf was 30 years, I had some image for this time!
"Do I remember feeling?" " Can I ride ?”
And I went to a wave.
My image was completely different.
Both my arm were twitched did not move.
It couldnot return to the shore, either.
My friend kindly said "OK / next time /!"
I only remembered my young times. I felt my present age.
I returned to my studio and I am laughing by myself.
Friend, Nishihara Seikei. Thank you.
I looked at outside suddenly during today's work
a figure -- ? -- it was a monkey.
Dignifiedly, automatically, he walked to the next apple field. I was only surprised.
The custom of Japan of the Bon Festival is important.
Gratitude is offered to people concerned with the history of a family, and an ancestor.
It has been continued since my child's time.
I always went to Kanazawa Geshinji-temple with my with grandfather.
There are grave of Senso(Founder of Urasenke) and the first Ohi Chozaemon.
We prayed with its hands joined and I was heard repeatedly about History of the Urasenke and Ohi ware.
Our locations which already exists is different, however it is alive in memory.
The grandfather who was the 9th generation of Ohi Chozaemon is remembered.
My interview was also published at "charm of Louvre Museum" special edition in 12 persons comments,
such as President of Louvre Museum Jean-Luc Martinez.
"Woman who will go to certainly meet in Paris when I visit. —“Mona Lisa " -- this is my comment.
Mona Lisa seemed to be sad and older woman, I was a student at the first time. Since then,
my impression is always different.
Kateigaho Special Kimono Magazine 2013/Autum & Winter (8/20 issu) had coverage at Ohi Mseum.
she was dressed stylishly with new Kaga Yuzen Kimono and it was beautifully shining.
We are the same haiku gathering friend and there are also many common acquaintances among Ms.Toda Naho.
Also except coverage, conversation became lively and it was pleasant time.
The event of Harvard University was finished, and I quickly moved to Tokyo Chado hall in Takadanobaba in Tokyo.
Because, Lawyer. Kakuyama was hosting for his the sixtieth birthday of Tanabata tea ceremony..
In the light of the candle of night, it was visionary beautiful.
He is a successful lawyer, but finding difficult time to make tea bowls for all the guest presents.
Thank you so much for Rokushikai Members.
And. Lawyer. Kakuyama congratulations for our sixtieth birthday!!!!!!!!
2013/07/11 北國新聞朝刊／Hokkoku Shinbun Newspaer morning issue
And I was the comprehensive producer.
While I spoke about the keynote lecture focusing on resemblance and a difference of
Japan-China and Japan-South Korea culture. All the programs were performed in English.
弟・奈良宗久が茶道のデモと茶道体験／My younger brother Nara Sokyu, a demonstration and tea ceremony experience,
参加した学生達とともに／with all attending students.
My eldest son Nara Yuki tackled artwork with the friend of the department of
the University Tokyo Fine Arts Graduate School for architecture.
This event was held in Yokohama Ookurayama Memorial hall on the basis of sponsorship of the
Harvard University Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies with attendance of
Mr.Shimazu Hisanaga and Mrs,Shimazu Takako including Yokohama deputy
mayor Suzuki Takashi, Resident-in-Japan U.S. embassy vice-consul Brake Johnson,
TheYokohama America-Japan Society Chairman Nishida Yoshihiro.
And I was the comprehensive producer.
While I spoke about the keynote lecture focusing on resemblance and a difference of Japan-China
and Japan-South Korea culture. All the programs were performed in English.
My younger brother Nara Sokyu, a demonstration and tea ceremony experience,
and the eldest son Nara Yuki tackled artwork with the friend of the department of
the University Tokyo Fine Arts Graduate School for architecture.
The student exchange with Harvard University, Yokohama City University,
Keio University, and Tokyo Institute of Technology will serve as deep bonds.
The following is the Press Releases from Yokohama City.
世良公則 やきものの心 陶芸で音楽に出会う／Ceramic Mind Meet with Music
Shizuoka,Aichi,Gifu,Isikawa,Toyama,Fukui,7 Area in Chubu Block Area
2013/06/28 20:00～20:43 放映/On Air
2013/06/29 10:05～10:49 再放送/Repert
裏千家茶道資料館 館長 筒井紘一氏が茶道文化を総論され、大谷裕巳氏がラボマスターとして進行されながら、
A tea culture lab is held in Tokyo Urasenke hall, and I was also allowed to participate as a lab director.
Urasenke Library President Mr. Koichi Tsutsui was carried out in tea culture and
Mr. Hiromi Otani ran as a lab master,
a panel discussion was performed for Mr. Hirohisa Koyama, Mr. Kazufumi Nagai,
Mr. Masayuki Kurokawa, Mr.Masamichi Toyama, and me as a lab director.
New business of Japan may be start by re-verifying a full tea presentation with a tea culture.
This exhibition has been held exceeding five decades.
It is held by the basic work of this exhibition in spring, and the winner in Ishikawa Pref.
Moreover, simultaneous holding also exhibition of 28th Ishikawa Arts & crafts,
it is for the gateway to new artists within the prefecture.
The work from the member who plays an active part in and outside the country,
such as a recipient of the Order of Culture, a person of cultural merits,
a member of the Japan Academy of Art, and an art college president, also to a student is displayed.
Award artists and a newcomer judge -- natural -- age etc. are not related.
The work of those who aim at the always new craft is shining.
I am also act as a visiting professor and has high evaluation in the world.
The student of the department of ceramic art visited on me this time.
Professor Chang Chin Yuen and Professor Hsu Yunghsu are global artists,
and they have sent many excellent students.
I spent time slowly with 12 students and them at my home.
My birthday comes I turned 55 years old.
It greeted as well as last year in Shanghai.
When I became 50 years old, it was laudable for having grown old.
They are 55 years old with passing at the time.
I do the best absolutely from now on!
Oath by Shanghai !!!!!.
many presents -- it cannot finish counting mail and to facebookmail!
I am glad to birthday- Thank you.
I gratitude-carry out this place.
会場は上海芸術礼品博物館／At Shanhai Art Collection Museum
出品した大樋白釉窯変花入／Ohi White Flower Vase
This exhibition opened today at Shanghai Collection Museum.
All Selectional artists from 3 countries gathered for that reception.
It is some problem for each others, however the culture continues forever.
If it is possible to tell our Japanese sense of beauty for Chinese people and Korean people,
It would be important and honor.
Japan, China and South Korea prominent artist exhibition will open from June 8th.
By invitation from the Shanghai Art Collection Museum,
it is official trip to Shanghai from today to the 9th.
China and Japan,exchange of both countries has stopped in these days.
It is said that this exhibition attracts attention in China.
I would like to appear to Chinese people for our Japanese mind.
Musician Mr. Sera Masanori came to see me for NHK TV Interview.
The topics is that I made tea bowl in the tearoom according to Mr. Sera's music.
It is "rhythm and clay" surely.
It was coverage over three days, Mr. Sera and I became tight friend and it regretted separation.
It will be cover
June 28th 8:00 p.m. on Fri. NHK
June 29th 10:05 a.m. on Sat.NHK
The Earth, Wind and Fire. This is title for my exhibition at Nagoya Takashimaya.
Yesterday was the first day and thankfully so many guests came.
I could not have a chance for breakfast and lunch.
And then I run to down town in Nagoya because my friends waited.
Today many people are coming also.
「The stone which does not exist in the earth」
I am first exhibiting on this time and tea bowls,cdremonial vessels,,,,
It is sad and glad they are leaving from me. However this is solo exhibition.
It was 12 years ago, some of traditional crafts production was chosen to visit to
EU Mission with Governor Tanimoto Masanori and Planer Ms.Kimura Fumi.
Since then all attending member gathers and exchanges in every year.
Urasenke 15th Grand Tea Master Zabousai offered tea service at Shirayamahime-Shraine.
Also 10th Ohi Chozaemon was asked to be host for tea ceremony in this occasion.
Urasenke Ishikawa branch officers and my family served tea for each guests.
Preston Saunders and Chris Kelly learned by my respect Professor Richard Hirsch whom I studied in Boston.
They are my younger generations from him and I have taught them at the Rochester Institute of
Technology graduate school.
Preston was my assistant in Kanazawa for a long time after finishing Rochester Institute of
Technology graduate school.
Chris Kelly studied ceramic art at Fukui Echizen at the same time after finishing the Rochester
Institute of Technology graduate school.
Now, they are the professors for fine arts at each university.
And they are guiding their student to Kanazawa and Echizen every year.
It becomes the 6th time for today.
The students may be existence like pupil's pupil.
I am glad but I keenly realizes that the time passes.
A priest of high virtue is possible to give understanding people's mind gently.
He prayed also for the deceased sister.
It was the great time.
講演される大宗匠/Dr.Sen Genshitu Urasenke Great tea Master
左から秋元雄史 金沢21世紀美術館館長、十代大樋長左衞門、裏千家石川支部長 小田禎彦加賀屋会長、
It was held tea ceremony,
from left Director of Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Arts Akimoto Yuji,
Ohi chozaemon Ⅹ, Urasenke Ishikawa Brunch President Oda Sadahiko,
myself and young brother Tea Master Nara Sokyu.
In World War II, he was suicide attack units.
He talked about his own war experience,
the global peace from his leading of the way of tea,
and an ambassador to the United Nations --
A fine morning.
I drove own car and did not have a chance for a long time.
It is a round trip of Noto-Peninsula Suzu.
It is a music of engine sound to the body.
It is the voice of joy from a car surely.
But the reason is a Buddhist service, I wear mourning dress figure.
I prayed and joined with my hand to the beautiful sea.
19:00 旅館料亭 浅田屋にて会食
Some of influential editors of magazine are invited and local people are tried to appear Kanazawa.
It is planed by the Kanazawa junior chamber of commerce.
16:00 The formal tea service for the god 献茶 type and tea party in the Oyama shrine
by younger brother Nara Sokyu.
Then, a historical building is navigated by Mr.Ura Jun.
19:00 Hotel Ryokan Asadaya
Everybody is greeted by the whistle by geisha, a dance, etc.
I took all charge of all attractions, food and vessels.
The selected storyteller of Kanazawa talked with each guests.
I am pleased if a premium Kanazawa night came true.
150人の社員幹部の皆さんへの記念講演／I had a lecture in front of over 150 audience.
吉田正弘会長の挨拶／The Chairman Yoshida Masahiro had a speech
全員での記念写真／Photo for all AIM Stuff
One of the great fitness club AIM in Hokuriku District celebrated the 25th anniversary of foundation.
The commemoration convention was held in hotel Nikko Kanazawa.
The Chairman Mr.Yoshida Masahiro was accumulated and finally made success stories that nobody can accomplish.
Now, the company exceeds 150 persons after started with only 3 people.
I was allowed to give a lecture to the memorable turning point.
It is honorable.
At the social gathering after a lecture, I was allowed to sit with Chairman Yoshida Masahiro.
I do not forget throughout life from his talks.
金沢プレミアムと称し、 本物の旅 を企画する全体会議が開かれた。
A meeting is held in the Kanazawa city hall in the morning.
the Kanazawa premium Tour is called -- real trip plan has to be premium with a true period until
the Shinkansen is opened, and it is my opinions.
I had 2 interviewed from fashion magazines art premium and GQ in the afternoon.
I wish it is for Kanazawa Tourism.
This exhibition started today organized by Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and participated in that
private view and a reception.
151 artists were selected from main fine-arts general invitation organizations all over the country.
Width of a genre, such as pictures, sculpture, and a craft, is wide,
and the hall is constituted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum curator.
As for the craft field,12 persons were selected and I am also selected.
Ms. Michii Takako is an important friend and she is living in Buffalo NY.
The city of Buffalo is connected by sister city with Kanazawa for a long time.
We had many visitors of the Buffalo until today.
I had important visitor for Kanazawa this time again.
I am staying in Himeji for my private exhibition.
Some of my works will be collection by this museum,
and visited in this morning.
It was the collection of paintings and the craft and the representing artist from all of Japan,.
It is very honorable for me to be selected for that collection.
It is my solo exhibition from today.
Many people visited for the first day of this exhibition.
Main story is Japanese Feng Shui.
I will stay on 27th and 28th.
I drove my car today in Kanazawa.
There is a high school student who drives backward on a large road by a bicycle.
He finally stopped my car.
He c said repeatedly that (I would like to die I would like to die) Anything was able to be said.
Is he OK?
Incidentally a photograph is not related.
It opens today at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum.
14:00 Board Meeting
17:00 Award Ceremony & Reception
Many young artists are accepted.
草間彌生•大樋年雄 二人展 秋田光悦堂美術館
Kushans Yayoi & Ohi Toshio Exhibition at Akita Koetsudo Museum
My exhibitions is coming soon.
Yesterday I had a meeting at Himeji. Then I stayed at Osaka Airport Hotel.
Today I had a early flight for going Akita. I will have a interview from press.
AM 5:41 金沢発。誰もいない車内。
05:41 Train leaves. Nobody is inside.
I will have 2 exhibitions soon.
16th Himeji.17th Akita.18th Tokyo.19th Kanazawa. It will be busy schedule.
審査員は、David McFadden氏（チーフキュレーター、アート＆ デザイン美術館）、
The Nippon Gallery is hosted an exhibition of The 14th Annual US & Japan Ceramic Competition.
The exhibition will include over 100 works selected by preeminent judges of the competition.
The judges are including Mr. David McFadden, Chief Curator, Museum of Arts & Design;
Mr. Shinichi Doi, former conservator of The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Ms. Cora Rosevear,
Associate Curator of Museum of Modern Art; Professor Miyeko Murase,
former Special Consultant for Japanese Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art;
and I was a chief judge. It was also held awarding reception at NYC Nippon Club.
I am in New York at 4:00 of a morning.
I am staying at friend apartment. The night view from the 35th floor is just a skyscraper.
I received E-mail. It was attached photograph which the second son seemed so happy.
I was not able to attend his entrance ceremony. Although he is also not expected that I would attend.
The second son is already a college student, It becomes wonderful but I am getting up age.
Local-timeis 04:00. I cannot sleep. Isn't it a jet lag?
From today I have to go to New York.
I have to leave on hotel at 9:00 in the morning.
"San Francisco" It is romantic sound. It deeply considers for me.
1981 I could meet with famous Ceramist Peter Volcos in University of California at Berkeley.
I made strong courage studied in the United States by his comment.
1989 It encounters during stay at a big earthquake.
It was saved in the place of a slight difference.
Also after that, I have visited to this town repeatedly.
8th and 9th of days, I could talk with some galleries.
although I also met the old friend. It seemed that our twenty years ago was today.
Moreover, I think that I will come to this town.
Kanazawa and Tokyo are fine weather.
I will stay in San Francisco and New York, it is the short trip of every two nights.
My airplane reservation having been overdue,
it is the worst connection from Narita Airport. My school days are remembered.
I am pleased if my good trip can be true.
It was a forecast on strong wind nationally from south Japan today.
I went to Tokyo from Kyoto in the morning.
It was judgement for the Japan Contemporary Crafts Competition in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
Almost all awarding people were selected at 15:30. there is also a director from Kyushu, Shikoku, etc.
and alike at once -- a dismissal. And it jumped in Joetsu Shinkansen from Ueno.
Although changed in Echigoyuzawa,
it was stopping at Itoigawa Station over 2 hours 30 minutes has already passed.
Itoigawa Stationmaster is distributing water with the calorie mate. It will be likely long time.
左から中華の貴公子 脇屋友嗣氏、私、京都マールブラッシュ社長 河内誠夫妻と俳優 石黒賢氏
from left Wakiya Tomotsugu is called Chinese Food
Iron Shef, me,Mr. & Mrs. Kawauchi Makoto and Actor Ishiguro Ken
Mr. Shigeru Saito is friend and has accomplished a great success with the enterprise.
The cottage which he built is located in Nagaokakyo.
What kind of house? it is exceeds imagination, it cannot express. Eight cherry trees can overlook from all the rooms.
It is wonderful.
I appreciate that was invited!
Writing from now on, the eldest son may be enraged.
I am his father, so I hope he does not mine.
His university entrance examination,
he could not make it for first one.he spent for one year in tokyo for study and could
pass of year later.Also he has stay for one more year for graduation.
He loves baseball and His child's time,
he was playing seriously than any other kids, but he was not select for regular,
however the friendship at that time still continues.
His high school entrance for Kanazawa University High school.
All his friends could pass except him. However, the friendship at that time still continues.
He could enter to the Ishikawa prefectural high school Izumigaoka.
He told me that he will continue for my family line.
But he was able to be regular player for baseball team.
His decision was just study for art direction and not play baseball.
But all team understood and try to support him. the friendship at that time still continues.
I know when he was crying in his room. How many times?
I never give him weak opinion. I always face to him tough.
I am asking by myself, is that right way to be father?
He is going to graduate school of Tokyo University of Arts.
Yesterday I was in Tokyo.
An airplane was very delay and the flower of a cherry tree had blown away by the strong wind.
Today I returned to Kanazawa by airplane on this early morning,
and had gallery talk for the 69th Contemporary Art Exhibition Crafts from 10:30.
The tea bowls from China and the Korean Peninsula came ancient times.
We were taken as the original thing with respecting.
When the person of China or the Korean Peninsula looks at our present craft,
the matter which looks good may serve as a future keyword.
I had this kind of talk with explaining leader and a young artist works.
東洋コンツェルン代表 浅野勇次郎氏の次男 朝野竜也君の披露宴に出席した。
Toyo Co CEO Mr. Yujiro Asano's second son Tatsuya Asano's wedding reception.
The former prime minister, a governor, a mayor, the president, a yokozuna,
and Mr. Hino Terumasa also perform.
It seems to be the feast in Tokyo wedding.
Tatsuya, Ms. Marina. I wish you happiness!
Every body knows Mr. Kengo Kuma.
He is one of the most famous architect in the world.
This is the first his work in the Ishikawa prefecture.
The board of directors Yoshihiro Kitamoto,
he is my old acquaintance.It was an honorable thing which I could connect for this project to
Mr. Kuma Kengo with cuisine environment adviser Kimura Fumi.
Family travel. Three children of mine.
24 years old of eldest sons, 22 years old of eldest daughters, 19 years old of second sons.
Everybody is in Tokyo and they are students.
They also had a turning point for graduation and entering examination.
I made a promise with them to take spring vacation trip! However,
it was not sure it was possible or not.
It became clear that we could go. However, a travel bubble. Promised Hawaii,
Los Angeles, Thailand, Bali, the airplane, and the hotel were full of reservation.
After all, it is decided that going to Taiwan by three nights.
But I am so happy to be together.I am asking by myself,
how long is it possible to go trip with my children?
10:00 一般出品者の審査会／General exhibitor's members judge meeting
14:00 委嘱出品者の受賞選考審査会／A request member's award judge meeting
The judge meeting was included by two persons' member of the Japan Academy of Art,
and five persons' living national treasure.
It is usually impossible to have neither.
The greatest history of this exhibition was that artists started to
stand up immediately after the 2nd war,
There is exhibition of a Japanese painting,
oil painting, sculpture, craft, Calligraphy, photograph, and about 2000 works trying.
As for the craft, work was from the contemporary to tradition.
It is unparalleled in other areas. Although I am a judge, my duty perceives the latest craft.
The eldest son who is studying Architecture in Tokyo University of Arts and graduated today.
He is pitiful, since all families are in Nagoya in a tea ceremony, nobody can attend.
He goes to a graduate school this spring. I wish he learns a lot, with valuing a friend.
I was in Boston at the same time of age as him. I am surprised at the flow of a time.
Every year, Chisokukai Tea Ceremony has been held in Nagoya.
Today,Ohi Chozaemon is hosting.
[ thick tea seat ]
father, host and a younger brother Nara Hisashi is making of the tea.
[ thin tea seat ]
For me, host and a mother is making of the tea.
Tea people is gathering from all of Japan.
Parents are fine and younger brother and I can support.
We have to appreciate to Shinto and Buddhist deities.
I returned from Mr. Tatsumi Takuro wine tour to the studio on the daytime of the 22nd.
It is now on the night of the 23rd.
Nothing was eaten from the morning.
It is because there was my thought not stopping.
And the firing result was highest in my life. From now on, my work will change a lot.
I returned from Mr. Tatsumi Takuro wine tour to the studio on the daytime of the 22nd.
It is now on the night of the 23rd.
Nothing was eaten from the morning.
It is because there was my thought not stopping.
And the firing result was highest in my life. From now on, my work will change a lot.
He is an actor is known also as a wine expert.
He is covering wine nary around Hokuriku area.
I also joined from Itoigawa and participated on the way.
It is a gorgeous dinner party at Kagaya night. It was also the extreme of food and wine.
One of friend releases their national doctor test result in the middle of a concert.
They look so glad with singing,
Their future became important for people.
There is a singing group from medical student who is in the Kanazawa University Medical Department.
The song by them is just like pro outshining also becomes as a boom.
A group leader, Masao Noda, is the eldest son's friend.
Their graduation concert invited by the eldest son.
One of friend releases their national doctor test result in the middle of a concert.
They look so glad with singing,
Their future became important for people.
The worker on loan from central government to Toyama Prefecture,
Fukui Prefecture, and Ishikawa Prefecture visited Ohi Museum.
The super elite bureaucrat considers for each area.
I had nice conversation with them and I respect with their polite attitude.
They are planing to select shop with brought together the work of high-quality
traditional crafts of Japan in Shanghai.
I was able to exchange of important opinions.
9 students finished 3 years class.
Mayor Yamano Yukiyoshi sent a message.
I am also as a lecturer and leaned a lot from them.
It means birth of the new craft artists to the world.
Director of shanghai Collecttion Museum David Hu visited Ohi Museum agaim.
His museum is focusing on the craft of Japan, China, and South Korea.
I was invited to his museum in Shanghai with father in June, last year.
I am again invited to his museum event this year in Shanghai.
If our friendship Japan and China can create new way from this event, i will be happy.
The pole walking is getting a one of boom.
Our club becomes a big organization by high activity.
I am also as the chairman.
The walking of the town house is carried out studying the history of Kanazawa today.
It was gathered by 40 participants with interesting plan.
The French restaurant on the 30th floor carried out renewal opening.
It is only an invited guest's dinner party specially tonight.
Everybody knows each others and made a fun together.
High-grade space was created in Kanazawa.
My last son Atsuhito went to Tokyo with his brothe Yuki and check his test result.
I waited his call in Kanazawa.
If it falled ? I was worried about him.
it is a moment of strain for father.
And then my mobile was sounded.
His voice was trembled with cried.
However he said "it passed. Thank you father"
I think he has discipline for one year after he failed last year test.
But I ask by myself what is the reason which society has given tough experience to the present child?
It was also my time of thought.
daytime was my son had university announcements of test results,
Afternoon was Mr. Omura Shuichi mourning tea ceremony.
And night was the wedding reception in Kanazawa for Mr. Watanabe Daisuke
who is an active member of Urasenke youth.
The tea activities has been worked with him together.
I had a speech, he is also a promising master-of-the-tea-ceremony candidate.
His wife is also tea parson and member of Urasenke youth.
Surely, it is the edge which tea entertained.
I wish their happiness is forever!
There was a mourning tea ceremony in Nakamura Memorial Museum, Kanazawa today.
The Urasenke Kanazawa youth Group was inaugurated in 1993.
I was the first division president.
And the future president are connected with Takemura Hitoshi (HOKURIKU BROADCASTING managing director)
Toide Daisuke (the Kanazawa city office service) Kano Satoko (Urasenke youth Hokuriku Shin-etsu block president)
and Shuichi Omura who passed away. (Japanese lacquer artist) and present president Kimoto Futoshi.
For these 20 years, we can proud of our activity to all over the country
has been performed, handing over the baton all together.
However, a regrettable thing is having lost Mr. Omura Shuichi.
The tea ceremony while using his work was also the good time when the participant's heart was set to one together.
Mr. Omura Shuichi.
Although one year passes, please sleep peacefully.
左手薬指先が折れている／my NO4 fingertip was broken
It was firing kiln in studio today. However,
my finger has been pinched between stones by making work in the intervals.
The finger swelled up, also changed the color and bled internally.
I went to the hospital and my fingertip was broken although .
But there are the color and brightness which do not have until
now the work calcinated to the wonderful thing.
Possibly they were an injury of the mischievous thing of God.
Kanazawa Minato Rotary Club held a lecture for commemorates the 20th anniversary.
It was explained being anxious about Japanese modern society.
It is necessity of regaining our pride back. As a Japanese,
it realized being lived efficiently,
篠崎文さんの歌の祝福／By the blessing of Ms. Fumi Shinozaki's song,
金沢市長をはじめとして皆が祝福/Everybody including Mayor Kanazawa blesses.
Congratulations on 24 young artists.
By the blessing of Ms. Fumi Shinozaki's song, a artists walked along a red carpet.
Everybody including Mayor Kanazawa blesses.
It seems to be an Academy Award.
You, artists, must not forget this time!
Many young craft artists were accepted this time also.
Prizewinner were from South Korea, Taiwan, etc., my position also pumps the talk out of them.
The special guest for this time was Mr. and Mrs.
Seiji Maehara Member of the House of Representatives who is my important friend.
2013/03/02北國新聞朝刊より／Hokkoku Newspaper morning issue
参加されて金沢経済同友会の皆様／attending people from the Japan Committee for Economic Development of Kanazawa,
17:00 I talked with owner of restaurant "Otomoro” Mr. Otomo Satoshi.
Themes are "Kaga Style Cooking and Vessel.
Even if there is no prior arrangement, since it is an old acquaintance's relation with him, it is reliable.
This lecture was hold by The Japan Committee for Economic Development of Kanazawa,
and a participant are important member for the Kanazawa economic.
Also supporting for my life.It is a kind limitation.
And all attending people gathered and eat wonderful Kaga Style Dinner.
"my favorite sweet" -- my essay was introduced as follows.
March 3 of the Girl's Festival is also my younger sister's birthday kept in the distance from us now.
The opportunity to consider Japanese sweets deeply was obtained by this magazine,
and I asked my friend and Japanese-sweets craftsman, Mr. Yukimatsu, Nobuhiro.
He made so many trial sweets for me. It is a delightful limitation.
Confectionery "Flower Basket" which presents a spring flower to heavens was by craftsman
Yukimatsu who lives in the present age.
It may be also original meaning with a title.
I would like to pray with my vessel.
秋元雄史 金沢21世紀美術館館長、絵画修復家 岩井希久子氏、そして私がパネラーで話しあった。
I will attend to Panel discussion
Nguyen Phan Chanh is a silk painter known as a pioneer in Vietnam.
In 2011, the documentary on which Japanese people restore the his work was broadcast,
and the exhibition was held in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
It is to be told how it leaves such a cultural heritage this time.
The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Mr. AkimotoYuji,
Pictures conservator Ms. Iwai Kikuko and I discussed by the panelist.
Telling posterity the important art work which predecessors left is our duty.
Mr. Mitsuo Umemura planned this event and many guests are greeted
every year and it becomes magnificent.
There are Rie mama became famous nationally and many clubs,
and Bar in Katamachi.
I would like to say for Mr. Mitsuo Umemura -- he is smart and good shape.
My report published at the newspaper today.
From my child's time to the familiar Toyota crown.
It has been along the royal road of a car, with a name not changed.
Tradition and crafts may also be the same meaning.
The first tea was attended from Tokyo friend Akimoto Masahiro and painter Umezawa Yokou.
バレーダンサー 西島千博氏／with Dancer Nishijima Masahiro
床には中国人詩人 范学宜氏の詩と絵が添えられた ／Scroll by Chinese Poet maker Sunlight
I planned the design tea ceremony to the commemoration at the fountain of hotel Japan
Airlines Kanazawa carried out renewal opening.
I would like to tell the true the way of tea by holding the tea ceremony which thought the design
and the contemporary art as important.
Reason I would like to inherit the SABIE which started by Tea Mater. Izumi Masakazu and Designer.
Tanaka Ikko to gratitude from my bottom of heart.
I planned altogether the Chinese dim sum dish in a tea ceremony,
and it performed all the actions including the tea making by the hotel staff.
Please also expect the following design tea party.
The class covering 6 times is completed.
It means continuing this class for 15 years.
Everybody made works and fire by kiln today.
The students were satisfied with good result.
Even if each student goes back, They will be remembered when they seen by their work.
Hotel Japan Airlines Kanazawa The Cafe Fountain is renewal opened in today .
My work is also display.
I have planned the design tea ceremony to open commemoration tomorrow.
9:30 The ekiden which goes around the Hamamatsu castle in which Tokugawa Ieyasu used live.
Participation was attended from citizens and 16 teams was constituted.
One engine member joins with other 4 runers for each fteam, and it passes a baton.
Unique thing was not get the top only by fast running, an eel in its hand on the way, and also
There was much parent-and-child runners and it was the event in which bonds deepened.
Olympic Medalist Ms. Arimori Yuko planned! Thank you for everything.
Friend of Hamamatsu Yamada Akimichi was owner of restaurant Arven.
Lecturers are Mr. Kojitani Hiroshi, Actress. Kawashima Naomi, Mr. Hachiya Sohitsu,
Niigata Governor Izumida Hirohiko, and me.
A delicious combination of the foodstuff of Hamamatsu and wine was the best selection.
09:30-11:00 闘茶 Listening tea
11:30-13:00 聞香 listening incense
A regrettable thing is one.
I sent my flower vase from Kanazawa.
It had broken when it opened.It is Shock!
This meeting where composer Shigeaki Saegusa serves as a representative consists of about 200 persons,
such as political-and-business-circles people and a man of culture.
The opening concert in the Hamamatsu act city, the member party, etc.
were held today.
It will be a school tomorrow and I will be panel for lecture for the listening tea and incense.
I also become a runner by ekiden the day after tomorrow.
A magazine Mrs. has many readers fun.
13:00 The Bunka publishing Bureau and Kanazawa City are tied up, and the tea ceremony was held at my home.
20 persons who gathered from all of Japan.
This gathering is a once-in-a-lifetime just start in Kanazawa.
Snow dances for welcoming guests,and Shearing bowl of tea.
The Food Pier Kanazawa has 25 years history I am just like a witness for this history.
The first 1 hour I had a lecture by the theme of "From World looking down for Kanazawa."
And it was dinner party table form so that everybody could participate.
50 participants from the whole country.
I hope that everyone enjoy.
Syogyotei female proprietor, Hashimoto-san! Thank you for everything.
For a long time, the crown has been in the positioning as a high-grade vehicle of Toyota.
It is an immovable Japanese brand which does not change a name all the time.
I will introduce for the newest reborn crown in a newspaper as a model.
I used to be model of a car. That chance comes again after a long time.
NHK BS1番組 ホット@アジアに出演した。
I was on NHK BS1 program hot @ Asia.
11:00 I displayed my work made in Asian countries in a studio, and it was a rehearsal of 2 times.
17:00 live started.
I was able to speak about 20 minutes given by the exquisite.
Thank you for Newscaster, Mr. Kosakai Syota, and Miss. Yoshii Kanako and the NHK staff.
2013/02/05 17:00 NHK BS1番組 ホット@アジア
I will be on the TV program HOT@ASIA
It will be introduced by this TV program from my activity in connection until today, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, etc.
I will talk about my sense of Asia.Please have a look.
I came back from Beijing late last evening.
And then I had a meeting for live TV Program February 5 NHKBS 17:30 Hot @ Asia in the hotel Haneda Airport.
Thank you for Producer Namimatsu who waited for 3 hours at hotel.
I am going back.
It was hard time for a short styling.
But I could forget about my cold when I am making.
And then I realized I am catching cold when my work was done.
The story was in the plane of going to Beijing from Tokyo Haneda.
I was a window side and the next seat was a person like the same age.
The person was a cough, a sneeze, and a nose do not stop running.
If it is next by the inside of a plane for 3 hours.
Although I went to Nanjing from yesterday, Now I am caching and have fever. Just like that person.
It is not funny!
羽田空港／Tokyo Hneda Airport
Thankfully, I had dinner together with Urasenke Great Grand Tea Master Hounsai at Kanazawa last evening.
Then, I moved to Tokyo with the last flight.
I stayed in the hotel at Tokyo Haneda Airport.
I leave for Beijing on the early morning flight.
It will be short stay this time.
I also will visit to Nanjing, etc.
He will be 90 years old in April.
And he made for his commemoration works at my home Kanazawa.
He is still keeping young motivation today.
He always gave me a god feeling just like a his son.
I respect him from the bottom of my heart.
Every year we share the same feeling,
my younger brothers' tea students gathered from the all of Japan.
I was not able to participate in a tea ceremony,
I also went and came back from Tokyo in heavy snow.
I could make it!
It was deep snowing in Kanazawa today.
I have to go to Tokyo today.
And the earliest flight was delayed at Komatsu Airport.
However I thank for possible to meet beautiful smiling Mt.Fuji.
I hope I can return to Kanazawa until evening.
2013/01/23 北國新聞夕刊 /Hokkoku Newspaper Evening Issu
2013/01/24北國新聞朝刊/Hokkoku Newspaper Morning Issu
The tea ceremony which started remembering Senso
which is the Urasenke founder for 85 years at Kanazawa Gessinji Temple.
My father 10thOhi Chozaemon charge today.
Since parents are in a tea ceremony vigorously, it is glad.
The weather was a new interval of clear day of winter.
ホテルから観た早朝の富士山／It was morning Mt.Fuji from my hotel.
This exhibition is kind of Craft Fair at Shizuoka Nippondaira Hotel.
The most of artists gathered and communicated for each others.
I talked with my daughter, then get
out with my son and her for dinner.
And my daughter left to see her friend.
I just came back and I left my key inside.
I am waiting my daughter back near convention store for 1 hour.
I was invited to the Urasenke Families Tea Ceremony in Tokyo.
I was the main guest for all tea ceremonies. I saw many of good arts there.
One of the topic was a scroll with written 宝 by Urasenke great grand tea master
Hounsai when he was still young master and drawn ship by the 14th master Tantansai who he was father.
It is great history is hiding in Japan.
I am moving to Tokyo by airplane.
Kanazawa is snowing and Tokyo has sly blue. And Mt Fuji is beautiful.
It is said that Tokyo means located to the east capital from Kyoto.
And Kanazawa located the North means that Hokuriku.
Also it is said the back side of Japan.
However it is a good history and should be that way.
NHK BS HOT@アジア 2月5日17時
Producer Namimatsu Hisami came to Kanazawa from Tokyo.
The class to the Kanazawa University foreign student.
Work in a workshop.
Interior editorial supervision and Mural of Toyota.
My activity was covered.
NHK BS HOT@ Asia Schedule which appears on a live program at 17:00 on February 5.
The event of Shinto pay maliciousness for the beginning of the year,
and excluding 10,000 illnesses. The 18th generation Maeda Toshiyasu was greeted,
and it was held at the Kanazawa Oyama Shrine in early morning.
Master Sheff.Otomo Satoshi serviced and I could have a dignified feeling.
Dr.Horiuchi Minoru and Mrs.Horiuchi Yumiko visited to Contemporary Crafts Fair at Tokyo Yurakucho Forum.
In the morning, there was a telephone from Mrs. Horiuchi who lived in Boston.
I did not why I knew the reason for the telephone, before talking.
Dr. Horiuchi Minoru was a dentist for a long time in Boston.
He took care from the time of my studying in Boston
"Husband passed away by his wife in a tearful voice!"
It seems that he passed away suddenly at the same time with my first dream of the New Year.
Because I could meet with him in my dream.
There are many Japanese who studied in Boston and could meet with Dr.Horiuchi.
They are working in many fields by important position.
I would like to pray with them for the bliss of the dead.
I had a dream at the night of the New Year's Day.
I am flying around the hed of a saint.
soon -- between the inside of a strong wind, and narrow buildings etc. -- the body -- it passes straightly.
A friend's whisper can be heard although I carry a cellular phone.
"If the number of your women is correctly countable, it operates!"
It is not operated whether the number was different.
And old Kanazawa Station.
I was kissed by many dogs.
Moreover, "even if it passes away, as for a dog,
the person of a dog lover understands"! with my friend whispers again.
I awoke. It was a wonderful dream.
I am waiting for 0:00 on January 1 by Temple Gessinji.
It is so cold and can feel something mysterious.
I can heir the bells on New Year's Eve.
My feeling also becomes fresh.