Ceramic Artist Toshio Ohi Blog
Outside is snowfall, hail and thunder. A rare lull in the rain.
Kanazawa where that's winter.
I flew about all over the world this year.
Now I'm spending time which was just done most slowly.
The year of 2014. Thank you very much.
Isshin cramming school is a study meeting of the way of tea in Ishikawa-prefecture.
Though it was several years from a start, 55 people were exceeded already.
I am headmaster of a crammer and served as a lecturer and a host for today's study meeting and tea ceremony,
and many persons gathered. After that is, a social gathering and a continuation of the dinner also
spent wonderful moment with everyone.
New Year's in my home is introduced over 4P.
New Year's Day morning grandfather, father and child go to studio and pray at kiln space.
And tea ceremony is held by only the family.
I have the memory which doesn't change.
I had a special lecture at Tokyo Goto Museum by Ishikawa-Pewfecture and Tokyu group organization.
A theme, " Ishikawa's traditional arts and crafts, Contemporary Art"
It's said that close to 200 people had an application in the capacity of 80 people.
My younger brother Nara Sokyu take charge of a tea ceremony.
Mr. Yukimatsu Nobuhiro takes charge of a sweets.
Culture in Ishikawa which isn't Kyoto which isn't also Edo
I hope I can introduced.
It is heavy snow warning around Kanazawa. I'll move to Tokyo for a lecture at
Tokyo Goto Museum tomorrow.
Kanazawa station just held event of opening 100 days.
The special express Hakutaka which I take. Even abolition is 99 days.
Kanazawa has been connected to Tokyo by this train in Echigoyuzawa.
I am only in the car. When there is light, there is shadow.
2014/12/12 The 71st Art Competition Guiding Committee.
Exhibition of the Ishikawa-Pref highest level.
All fields are covered. An Order of Cultural Merit artist,Japanese Academy Member,
important intangible cultural asset holder range for a member.
A social party was held after meeting.
It was also decided that I become a judge in the exhibition which will be performed next 2015 spring.
More than waiting half a year.
It is all craftsmanship and my treasure.
It is too thankful, and it may be shoes only for display again.
I was invited to an acquaintance home in Osaka. And there are French of a famous chef and
selected wine with the hospitality.
It was impressed.
The food and wine, it was familiar people gathered. I'm little bit lonely but I'm a main seat.
I have to learn more!
I was a judge of Santen Design Competition. I attend the awards ceremony today.
After that I did a memorial lecture.
The posture this company supports is wonderful. I want students not to forget that appreciation.
priest Hidaka Zenbo who is the associate chie Sanhoin temple invited me to Koyasan.
Today they're the first snow of the season.
Ginshoan Tea room in Sanboin was named by the Urasenke Great Grand Tea Master Houndai.
I could drink of tea by my grandfather of the 9th Ohi Chozaemon.
Approximately 1200. The spiritual breath which doesn't change exists in Koya-san.
I have come to Kishu Wakayama. Kaga Kanazawa may be a relation between light and the shadow.
There will be my exhibition from January 28 of next year.
A greeting to the person concerned and coverage from Wakayama Shimpo are received.
In the gentleness of the person who I met, a nature of the locality,
I feel like.
Tamagawagakuen Ishikawa branch plenary meeting was held and I had a lecture at KKR hotel Kanazawa.
After that, moved to OHI Museum and having tea in a tea-room in my home.
Our friendship was deepened and Tamagawa's combination power was also strengthened at Kanazawa.
Kuromon Koji who appeared in Kanazawa newly.
Meitetsu Department Store EMUZA in Kanazawa, The space just looks like the Kanazawa castle,
and local foods and and crafts were conscious.
Today is the private view.
Ohi museum also received the chance to establish the first antenna shop.
I'd like to be thankful that it could be added to concentration of Kanazawa culture.
But I find to involve responsibility hard.
My family will also make an effort for original Kanazawa cultural initiation.
This meeting is a gathering of people who acted by full power until 50 years old
in the youth organization of Urasenke.
At same time, it became a general election, it is not a political group. -Smile-
It is held once year and a lot of old favorite friends gather from the whole country in this year at Nara.
Mr. Suzuki Yuji is the success business parson and important parson for me who pointed
the cause of U.S. studying abroad. The party was held by him at American Club and field each
class and multinational people were invited.
The wine was selected Mr Tatsumi Takuro and the opera of the Mari Tatsumi blessing of
his daughter and Mr. Yamamoto Kohei was also.
Japanese painting, oil painting, sculpture, the craft, calligraphy, each subject.
The award artists who sent the outstanding work.
A little while ago, I was also an award. Now, it is present as a judge. It is flowing at the time.
All awarded people! Congratulations!
Dalian University president visited to my house with Architect Ura Jun.
Exchange of Japan & China the future is important.
The appointed ambassadors gather and it was a study meeting.
I am also blessed as an ambassador from Ms.Tsuruga Yuko with other ambassador.
The New Year of my family for publishing at the New Year number of next year.
A father, me, the eldest son, the one scene that offers gratitude to God of kiln.
The business world, the economic world, the political world, the man of culture,
and the genre were exceeded, and the problem which Japan faces was discussed.
People engaged in sightseeing are earnestly considered in the reception.
It is invited to a lecture with the Asadaya President, Asada Kyuta.
The most authoritative Koetsu Tea Ceremony that will continues at Kyoto Koetsuji Temple.
And my family has held Koicha Tea Ceremony at this time.
All of influence people are hosting tea and listed name in 100 years. My father will be named in this tea history.
The10th Ohi Chozaemon is earnestly faced as a one-time one-life opportunity as a ceramist, tea person.
The tea ceremony started today -- Urasenke Grand Tea Master Zabousai with his family,
Plist Srima Raitei attended today and continues till the 13th.
Judges from left Designer Mr.Nishiwaki Ichiro, Toyama University Prof. Kishi Masao,
myself and President of Santen Co. Mr. Yamada Tetsuro.
Santen Co. is the one of the major interior company and performed the design competition for the student.
A theme was "what is the realistic shop's from the net shop " with of 82 applications from all of Japan.
And I was invited as a judge.
The concept and design which can be conceived since they are student,
some of them were stimulative ideas for us.
The Uchihisumi Elementary School in Ishikawa Kahoku.
Last time, all sixth graders made a vessels.
Today it is fireing.
Student, Teachers, and I, everybody enjoyed ourselves.
Each work will be the recollections of their lifetime.
And the sun set cerebrated us beautifully.
嵯峨百合子さん、池田祥護さん、Mr Ikeda Syougo & Mrs Saga Yuriko
All Saga family I am just like their father.
Tension! my speech was after Minister Aso and Nigata Governor Izumita
I was attend the wedding of Ms. Saga Yuriko in Niigata today.
Mr Saga Syunpei was her father and just like my elder brother.
However he passed away when he was 54 years old.
Since then she thinks I am just like her father, but I belive I am her brother.
Today she married with Mr.Ikeda Syougo who is the most famous family in Ngata.
I read the funeral address at that time and today I had a speech for wedding.
But it was just after Deputy Prime Minister Aso and the Nigata governor Izumita. It tense!
I wish for her all happiness!
Originally,the tea cup has the handle.
I consider like the Japanese tea bowl and change the size also.
And even if hot tea is poured out, it can hold by hand.
If the handle takes 'dle' it would mean handl.
The private view and the social gathering of the craft field were held yesterday.
I was allowed to introduce people of new accepted people as a judge.
The opening ceremony was celebrated and new Nitten started today.
City of Kanazawa-sponsored reception. senator,mayosr, the chairperson, Chairman,
and people of all positions gathered.
My family is also father, a younger brother, me, and full-force assemblage.
A paternal exhibition also opens from tomorrow.
Kanazawa for the antenna shop" Kanazawa in Ginza" will open. It is the best land of Tokyo in Cinza 1-chome.
Our exhibition is held simultaneously.
Preparation is completed for spending all one day. A prevent is performed tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.
It was significant time although it was for only three nights staying.
My contract of work in China,I am in charging of product to interior design.
I would like to propose for New Asian Design.
Not like China, but it looks China and it is me who am a Japanese, that is why I can create.
I go back by early morning flight.
70 students of Sotohizumi elementary school challenged to the clay.
This area is also a mother's hometown and is a special area for me.
This opportunity was reported by HOKURIKU BROADCASTING "Leosta" of the news.
I hope that moment will be the lifetime recollections for children.
Making oil into capital in Saudi Arabia, this management of the huge company and network to
the world has forum in Tokyo.
I was invited to the lecturer of the seminar, it was a half day trip between Kanazawa and Tokyo.
That panel was together talked with a journalist and a caster Mr.Kanise Seiichi and started KDDI,
E-Access Mr.Senmoto Sachio with Coordinator Ms.Mari Christine.
"Now of Japan"
An official language is English. Although widely discussed with politics, economy, and culture.
We had many questions from the participant in Saud.i.
Place：Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills／アンダーズ 東京
Kaga Yuzen ambassador" was announced by The Kanazawa Kaga Stain Promotion Association today.
The selected ambassador has heavy responsibility to stylish wear that kimono with main Miss Kaga yuzen,
it was chosen in and outside the country, And I also became the ambassador from the only one male.
The convention of Urasenke at Nagano and after that I have to be at Tokyo for the Nitten judgement
attendance. It was not possible to attend for authorization ceremony.
However I would like to achieve the duty from now on,
After Urasenke Conversation was over,I moved for Tokyo from Nagano.
I used Nagano Shinkansen GranClass. It is probably between air flight of the first class and business class.
the noise is almost nothing and seat is comfortable. The Shinkansen is the best transportation car in the world.
This Urasenke Conversation was held at Nagano Pref. Ueda City.
It is for young tea students from 5 prefecture and continues as president me,
Mr Yukimatsu Nobuhiro, and Ms. Kano Satoko.
I am paying and respect evolved them. Also
I missed my ancient times.
My eldest son is a graduate student who studies architecture. But under temporary absence from school.
But now he is studying ceramic art at Tajimiwill for two years and it will come back to graduate school.
He has the first exhibition work in his life. And my father wanted to see it.
It was an unripe small work, however he will not forget this time.
This meeting group is gathered by influential culture members. . Urasenke head family Mr. Hiromi Obtain,
a restaurant Aoyagi master Mr. Hirohisa Koyama and I have continued activity over 15 years or more.
This time, it talked together about the way of tea and food culture with the guest in the restaurant
Kanazawa Zeniya master Mr. Shinichiro Takagi
It is also will cover to YouTube.
A trip of special Kanazawa is collaborated by the LEXUS and VOGUE JAPAN.
While the participant who subscribed from the whole country stands in a row by LEXUS,
it travels Kanazawa and Ishikawa within the prefecture.
The tea ceremony with the original sweets (Grue Ohi) by patissier Tsujiguchi Hironobu design and
they spent special time also at my house.
A family, husband and wife, the sweetheart, and the trip tale are various.
I want them to mince the time of not being forgotten.
The big Echizen-washi which he drew on the hall is displied.
He looked at Great Designer Gaudi
Mr. Inoue Takehiko who is my respect cartoonist. I have observed his way of life.
I attended at the opening ceremony. The friend who I can pride of myself.
And He was standing there.
I came to twice NYC in September and stay 10 days in this time.
It is already October from today.
Outside is rain.
I have made many memories in here and get to know I have important friend here.
Good Bye My Friends and Thank you America.
The event of food and culture was performed by the Ishikawa Prefecture sponsorship.
A lecture and panel discussion were performed with Mr. Michael Romano (union Square group representation).
As for him who is also a prominent chef who manages 55 restaurants in the world,
the charm of Japanese-style food and I talked about relation by feng shui and Shintoism.
There is likely to be reunion in Japan with him again.
The Japan Society was an organization for which an American understands Japan,
people exceeding 400 persons who are concerned about Japanese culture gathered,
the foods in Ishikawa, etc. were introduced after the lecture,
and the participant was treated to the local brand of sake
It was only one holiday after staying here in New York, I played golf.
Short reincarnation of summer called Indian summer came to this time.
It was also the wonderful time which can console myself.
I had a lecture at Nippon Club New York and I am so glad to have friends who
are attending for all my activities in NYC.
I talked about looking at Japanese Crafts from Contemporary Art View.
Our New York Exhibition started and this gallery located on the 57th Street at Middle town Manhattan.
The United Nations General Assembly is held, and the official people of each country are walking area.
And even if this New York is called birthplace of contemporary art, Naturally deep understanding people
also require knowledge about fine arts and the craft of Japan.
Paternal costarring of people who visited this exhibition said from 10th to 11 generation may be
visible to a conversely new thing as truth of the craft of Japan for them who have contemporary art daily.
Preparations started from morning to night by peoples' support. It starts from tomorrow.
The exhibition in New York has been imminent.
I will leave for New York tomorrow.
I am so busy for that preparation and my new work done.
2014/09/19北國新聞(Hokkoku Shimbun)、2014/09Nippon Club News、2014/09/13週刊NY(Weekly NY)
Miyazaki Nichinichi Shimbun-hosts exhibition and I became as a judge .
I selected Special Awards. Some excellent artists lives in this area
Last night I came to Miyazaki and I will return to Kanazawa today.
Respect Artist Okuda Sayume helds the private exhibition in Tokyo Nihonbashi Takashimaya,
so I want surely to see that and nonstop to go from Haneda.
While talking with Mrs. Okuda at the space, it began to shake greatly.
Takashimaya tells an earthquake by announcement immediately.
Many staff has already supported the her work. There is the result of training to repeat.
Exact correspondence and the presence of mind. Japanese people are uncanny!
Recently I am always in the airplane. However it is because that I can pray to the great Mt. Fuji.Today.
I also stop in Tokyo and go to Miyazaki as a judge for Prefectural Art Competition.
Just now, I arrived in Narita. Japnese sky tells us that autumn comes
However, the matter of this airport feels something by the relics of the past.
Are they the front door in Japan, and a thing as which this may be question?
US & Japan Ceramic Competition, and prepare for my NY exhibition.
It was very short stay in New York.
I have to do some important things to do in Japan.
And will return NYC on the 20th of this month.
Ron Labaco氏（キュレーター、アート＆デザイン美術館）日本国総領事 草賀純男大使
Mr. Ron Labaco (a curator, an art & design art museum),
Japan Consul-General New York Kusaka Sumio
受賞者とともに／with awarding artists
Ron Labaco氏（キュレーター、アート＆デザイン美術館）、Cora Rosevear氏（副キュレーター、MOMA）、
Mr. Ron Labaco (a curator, an art & design art museum), Mr. Cora Rosevear (a vice-curator, MOMA),
Ms. Murase Keiko (Emeritus Professor Columbia University,),
and Mr. Shinichi Doi (former Metropolitan Museum of Art conservator) became a judge.
私が審査主任となり、Ron Labaco氏（キュレーター、アート＆デザイン美術館）、Cora Rosevear氏（副キュレーター、MOMA）、
I become a chief judge and Mr. Ron Labaco (a curator, an art & design art museum),
Mr. Cora Rosevear (a vice-curator, MOMA), Ms. Murase Keiko (Emeritus Professor Columbia University,),
and Mr. Shinichi Doi (former Metropolitan Museum of Art conservator) became a judge.
In the night, we had honor guest of Japan Consul-General New York Kusaka Sumio and held the
commendation ceremony and the opening reception.
The Grand prize was tround air ticket of New York- Japan from ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS. Moreover,
Special Prize established newly this time also round air ticket, also the Tokyu hotel accommodation coupon, etc,
and for this winner to visit Kanazawa and to receive invitation of work in Ohi Studio.
Support of such a company may become the reference of an art event performed from now on in Kanazawa future.
Work exhibition of this exhibition is carried out in Japanese gallery in the New York till the 17th of this month..
The Apple makes announced on the 19th stars to sale and the sequence is already made in the Apple Store
most famous for the world in New York.
The all models has so far come to hand first of all altogether.
I also want this time absolutely. Probably, for 19 day of this month, I will be there in the line.
A long time ago, I remember pro-baseball pitcher Aniya Shohachi.
It was the weak team Hiroshima Carp of the 1960s.
Probably I was the 10 years old, the Hiroshima Carp had a game in Kanazawa. At the time,
many fans had gathered in quest of the sign in front of the players stayed in hotel. I was also the one baseball kid.
It became late night and Player. Aniya said to me that "come to get your bat and glove after tomorrow game,
I would ask other players signs”
On the next day, the bat and glove had many sign with the Playerer Aniya sign ball.
since then -- the Player Aniya becomes my hero and his sign ball was the treasure -- Kanazawa, Tokyo, Boston,
and Kanazawa -- it was always together with me. However, it disappears with the fire of my home in 1990.
The child memory had disappeared from me.
And today, Mr. and Mrs. Aniya visited for my exhibition in Hiroshima by a friend's stylish discretion.
It was the really wonderful time.
The sign written to be "One ball One Mind" which it left to me.
The Picher Aniya who memorized in my boyhood has returned.
Baseball is wonderful.
My exhibition started.
A term stays from the 3rd to Tuesday (9th)
And I stay untill Sunday (7th).
It only wishes to finish on the success
A panorama spreads from the room of a hotel.
Is it a town gentle to? Is it a severe town?
although it is good to become a wonderful drama –
My exhibition starts today
It is uneasy my mind, and I am worry.
The wedding reception of Mr. Tsujiguchi Hironobu who is a patissier representing Japan was held by
Kagaya in Ishikawa Wakuraonsen.
He was born in the Nanao-shi, Ishikawa native. Ms. Maki Takada who became wife was also a famous
model in Ishikawa Prefecture.
She lost his father when she was still student and also he was my friend.
Today he will surely be glad from Heaven.
It appears on the second talk 「The Beautiful capital Kanazawa」"insufficient beauty" of Kanazawa”
on the HOKURIKU ASAHI BROADCASTING " from 19:00 on Tue., September 2.
It was talk with respect Editorial Engineer Mr. Matsuoka Seigo in the Ohi studio.
It became clear for New Dawning Era of Kanazawa.
大樋焼十代 (父) と次世代の歩み展 ～昇華された炎の美～
The Ohi Inheritance Exhibition: as the Legend Continues
Ohi Chozaemon X and Ohi Toshio XI
We are holding the first time father and son exhibition at the Nippon Club
in NYC and would be honored by your attendance.
■開催場所／Place：日本クラブ 日本ギャラリー（The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club）
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
■開催日（期間）／Date：2014年9月23日 – 2014年10月8日（September 23rd – October 8th, 2014）
Mon-Fri: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Closed on Sundays
（Tuesday, September 23rd 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm）
（Friday, September 26, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm）
現代アートから観た「日本の茶道、工芸」 by 大樋年雄
“Japanese Tea Ceremony and Crafts” from the perspective of Contemporary Art by Ohi Toshio
◎主 催／Organized：日本クラブ（The Nippon Club）
◎後 援／Supported：ニューヨーク日本商工会議所（JCC Fund）、石川県（Ishikawa Prefecture）、
金沢市（Kanazawa City）、北國新聞社（Hokkoku Shimbun）
The Nippon Gallery is proud to present the exhibition of tea wares by Ohi Chozaemon X,
Recipient of the Order of Culture Merit, and his successor,
Ohi Toshio XI, Visiting Professor of Rochester Institute of Technology). "Ohi Yaki" originated in 1666 in a village
in Ishikawa Prefecture and was developed for use in the tea ceremony. Made of soft clay and fired at low
temperatures, Ohi pieces are prized for their beautiful shapes and luster. The Ohi method is to form the shape
by hand, curving off excess bits with a spatula without using a wheel. At the firing stage, the piece is glazed and
put into the kiln. Then the temperature is increased sharply within a short time, and the piece is taken out while
the glaze is melting to cool down rapidly. This method requires sudden temperature changes, so finding good clay
soil is important. The first Chozaemon found the most suitable soil in Ohi Village which is a suburb of Kanazawa.
The name Ohi came from the name of the place. Since then, this method has been handed down from generation to
geneartion as Ohi Yaki. Most Ohi Yaki is tea utensils among which tea bowls are most abundant. Its distinctive glaze
contrasts beautifully with the powdered green tea used in tea ceremony. At the exhibition, 17 pieces of
chadogu (tea wares) by Ohi Chozaemon X and Ohi Toshio XI, will be exhibited. Please don’t miss this rare opportunity.
— 場所: Nippon Club
This movement has social-phenomenon-ized.
I also had a request from Art Critic Mr. Ito Junji for about one week ago.
He nominated Architect Mr. Kengo Kuma,
Film Director Mr. Motoki Katsuhide and me, and he was flatly covered with ice water.
I was also going to catch simply, and to take and perform private consent of three persons' recommendation.
However, I saw the disaster of Hiroshima, my mind has changed.
I asked myself that used be a volunteer, but it became a boom only ?
The intention of withholding. I'm so sorry.
There is Bar&Dinning SUIREN which has used my work regularly also in Hiroshima.
This owner is friend and we toast for our wonderful night in Hiroshimai
by local-brand-of-sake Mitaniharu.
It is surprising. One of tea master her life was saved but the acquaintance had the house poured.
There is the unusual air with the disaster sand, the fire truck, ambulance,
and mass media relay car which still remain crowd. It was not able to go by traffic stop to visit to my friend hose.
The palms are joined together to people which encountered damage.
Hiroshima, suits the natural disaster
How can people be cured?
My work is asked.
I am going to Hiroshima for my private exhibition preparation.
Early morning Kanazawa, rain. I slept for 2 hours OK.
Embarkation is kind of sad.
from ancient period people was a wish "can meet again"
Even though it was not possible to meet again,
The sight of back ship, it was sad without knowing why.
People get to know sadness and continue a trip again.
Good Bye "The World"
The person who can live into The World residence is less than 2% in the world.
I have a feeling on the cruise that people has similarity. Dedicated a success to life although
people never talk about own but leaned earnestly.
The lecture in the ship, workshop in my studio, and tea ceremony at my house,
I feel that I taught but I learned more.
I do not forget by any means this time.
The World Ship was arrived Kanazawa Port today at 7:30.
The Kanazawa PRIMIUM bus stayed in a quay.
I am in the ship.
My designed bus run for the first time,
Something is moving in my mind.
The World" is called first-class resort on the ocean which can live in gorgeous residence.
I board and do the cruise from the Nagasaki harbor to the Kanazawa harbor for five days.
Since it is a U.S. passenger Cruise, an official language is English, a passport is needed and, seemingly,
there is almost no boarding of Japanese people. people.
I just finished my lecture and enjoying by myself at pool deck.
I arrived in Nagasaki Airport via Haneda Airport from Noto.
And I directly moved to the Nagasaki harborr.
The luxury cruise ship "The World" was there and I boarded.
It will be 5days cruising from Nagasaki Harbor to Kanazawa Harbor.
I also have a lecture in 18th and 19th.
Tomorrow is a departure and I had a dinner with my old friend with his wife.
AlthoughI Nagasaki is changing into the more romantic town.
August 15 visits the grave in Noto Peninsula every year.
It may be an important custom that a relative can meets by carrying out the performance of ancestral rites.
改組 新 第1回日本美術展覧会と書かれている。
It is written as new 1st Japan Art Exhibition (NITTEN).
The breakaway from the Nitten history exceeding 100 years.
It is serious responsibility, I think that I will believe and take charge of oneself.
Mr. Inouchi Setsuo is important government official of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Now he becomes chief of Chubu Bureau.
And he officially visited for Ishikawa Prefecture office, Kanazawa city hall, the Kanazawa chamber of commerce,
and he last visited me to the Ohi Museum.
He is well versed about the way of tea ceremony and we promised to see each others again..
Being Group喜多 甚一代表。額交通 佐々木礼子さん。そして私。
Our dream comes true。それは三者三様。
Being Group C.E.O Kita Shigekazu, Nukakotsu Ms. Sasaki Reiko, and I.
Our dream comes true.
The Hokkoku Shinbun morning paper greatly reported today.
Hokuriku Shinkansen opened for traffic next year.
There, a high-grade Gran Class appears.
The bus needs same kind of qualities for New Kanazawa.
The request of the design of a bus was received from Being Group.
The bus distinguished by different color by ivory white and wine by two-tone colors with the chic streets in Kanazawa.
As for interior design, 5 colors, such as Kaga Yuzen and Kutani
A touch like the "1" brush ink charactor which will jump into our eye.
The dream bus runs from order half a year.
Over 20 years ago, Mr. Akagi Akito was an editor of a journal
and now, he is Wajima-nuri craftman.
And he is approach a vessel required for a life is proposed.
We had dinner and talk with Mr.Akimoto Yuji (president of Kanazawa 21st Century Museum) and I.
All utensils are packed in the suitcase and opened, then it was opened
Mobile tea ceremony was started at Kanazawa Suginoi.
20140730 北國新聞朝刊掲載 日展改革
Nitten (Japan Fine Art Exhibition) which must change.
In order to show a new norm as a general competition, the history exceeding 100 years is reorganized and it
becomes the first holding this year.
While the external curators also joined to be judges, I was elected as the judge also.
Nitten -- I hope it is a meeting for countdown to be New Nitten
And then I returned to Kanazawa.
2014/08/08 北國新聞朝刊／Hokkoku Sinbun Moring Paper
北陸放送ラジオに本山陽子さんとともに生出演／Live interview by MRO Radio Station
The two-person exhibition Niisato Akio (ceramic art) & Odahashi Masayo (glass art) by the direction of
Ms. Matoyama Yoko (gallery PONTE representation) at my Tea Room Syotounoma.
They are very excellent artists and their evaluation is also high reputaions.
Although the tearoom of my home has been used in the tea ceremony etc., it has not carried out until now.
We are pleased if it has meaning for the charm of Kanazawa.
He visited my home after arriving in Toyama from China Shanghai.
Ohi gallery, tearooms which he designed and inspected.
It was satisfied for both of us.
His footprint will stay with the eternal precious article of myfamily.
Friendship with Mr. Kuma Kengo I am so much appreciated.
It was published yesterday at the Vogue Fashion Magazine August issue.
20 of LEXUS will run around Kanazawa. on October 4.
And the final destination is my home.
I will propose for New Kanazawa Tea Style. I will try all participate can share super Kanazawa Memories.
■Lexus Amazing Experienceサイト トップページ
The Shinkansen will be opened for Kanazawa in spring next year.
I was invited to the private view of the new station building by the governor, a mayor, and the persons concerned.
Many kind of crafts are decorated in the waiting room and the work of the
collaboration by father and I also displayed there.
Although I had many interviews from each news-media.
I hope I could make a exactly wright comment for the news of this evening.
The coverage about my favorite Kanazawa for that magazine.
It points out that the Kanazawa dialect uses some greeting language from apologizes
words for sympathizing with people.
Moreover, the recollections of my childhood memory which I learned the formal Kanazawa dialect
from my grandfather.
16 schoolchildren have gathered in my studio.
It is said that the magnification was 15.
Children closed eyes and imagine for someone.
They made and will present to the favorite person!
A certain child said for the grandparents who passed away.
I have to finish firing by the time the summer vacation finishes for the pure eyes.
The foundation where Mr. Hidetoshi Nakata acts as a director held in Grand Hyatt Fukuoka.
A dress code is a full dress (tuxedo) with ascot tie.
This trial that supports the craft of Japan.and It was also held all over the country, and will be the 5th times.
This time, the work announcement and auction which creators produced were performed on the theme
of the paper pattern.
Originally such a gathering that supports an art may be European and American custom.
Mr. Nakata may have the original place which is transposing it to the craft, and there may be futurity.
People like this gather in Fukuoka from the world, and have a big meaning also with big for the new craft in Japan.
It will held at Kanazawa 2015 November.
I came to the blue mosque in Istanbul.
There, the prayer for Allah resounds.
I looked up the ceiling and it showns for the heaven.
Everybody prays to this same meaning. why there is fight? It is mysterious.
The sun is shining start and the ground wakes up. It is the visionary world.
Such a wonderful place to the earth.
I myself is inspired
I wished to go to this island some day. Now I am in the island.
The fault of the sun shines, and various colors of island,
The sea of emerald, and a white house. It is mystical.
An art vibrates to my heart.
A lot of famous cruse ship enters into port one after another.
A gorgeous private ship also anchors.
The attractive boutique and BAR stand in town. and people comes from all of the world,
it is being crowded.
Rob Formell is the ceramist and I know his U.S. professor.
Now he lives in Seattle.
He came to me with his former student today.
It is said that this band dispersed once and Kanazawa is the one of memorial place for them.
They had two days concert in Kanazawa,
I sat an enthusiastic fan's special seat.
It has been overwhelmed but I was the worst condition.
Mr. INORAN who met in the back stage. He was great looking.
He loves ceramic art and we share same important friend in Italy.
and we became congenial friend.
And he visited me today.
Luna Sea C.E.O Mr Sakanoue Masatoshi and I Know his wife Shigemi is my acquaintance's friend.
Thank you for inviting.
It is 28 years, after we get to know each other.
Probably, there is no person who completes learning called edit engineering and
could know the language like him in modern society.
There was a television talk with such a great man.
The meaning of language is deep after all.
It talked together about the culture of Kyoto, Edo, and Kanazawa.
If compared with my young period, I hope he feels some my growth?
yesterday my body tells me a warning.
I was given intravenous drip injection in hospital at midnight.
Generation of heat of 39 degrees or more.
Today I also had two intravenous drip.
Seemingly it is per food from tiredness.
I have taught to foreign students in last winter.
Now they open own their exhibition.
They share each memory and will go back each countries.
It is the American best friend's deathday today.
Studying abroad for five years in Boston was supported by him all the time.
I do not forget the time.
It is special in another meaning today. And I am in Tokyo.
I am feeling of His watching from heavens rightly.
Thank you, Marvin,
Five professors visited Ohi Museum from South Korea.
Ceramic art major Professor Harin Lee studied ceramic art in the United States and he remembered
my work in the South Korean ceramic art biennial last year. Our exchange will deeper.
The leading university in South Korean cooperates with Kanazawa. It is kind of important issue.
Thank you for the professor of Kanazawa College of Art Hara Satoshitall.
A private house is in my studio site of Kanazawa, and the American assistant lives there.
My assistant told me that report, she heard the some noise around the kitchen and she found a bear
stood when opened the door on yesterday early morning.
She is not skilled and cannot express Japanese well.
I got her explanation phone call and got to know about this story when arriving at Okayama Station.
Then we reported to the police and found the bear footprint in the studio.
And there is many similar information in the neighborhood today also.
I was busy about ticket lost and bear appeared.
It got down from Kanazawa at Shin-Osaka Station for the change.
I have noticed that it has lost the ticket in the wicket of the Shinkansen.
Although the station employee looked for a Thunderbird in the car and a station yard by telephone,
he is not found. When having given up and I was trying to have bought a ticket again,
the dropped ticket arrived as a lost article.
Japanese is wonderful. Thank you, Japan.
It was a tea ceremony yesterday, so that is why I was in Kanazawa.
I will stay in Okayama again from today.
The travel time from Kanazawa is the game of the soccer World Cup of Japan versus Greece.
By the time regrettably arrives in Okayama, without the ability to watch a game, I will want Japan to win.
The artists who belong to a present age Japan Contemporary arts and crafts association of Ishikawa
gathered and hosted tea ceremony in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
We had many attendance, and every artists are filled with a delightful feeling of fatigue.
The private exhibition in Okayama for the first time in six years starts. I arrived at 10:00.
Coverage of television, a newspaper, and each company I received.
Then, I changed display.I'm sorry for related people who setting up space. Then,
many people visited till evening.
The best friend is also in Okayama. And people who associate with my family over a long time also exist.
And I returned to Kanazawa for a while today.
Okayama Tenmaya exhibition starts today.
I was with artist friends last night. That is why I could not sleep.
Nobody sits at my truck and people is waiting at Okayama.
This exhibition held in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in April started as a round exhibition including 42 works which
belong to the Ishikawa brunch in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
The commendation ceremony and the award ceremony were held.
We the artsits exist in a support by many mass media and Ishikawa Prefecture,
Kanazawa, and the local business world. We have to appreciate this environment.
VOGUE is a high fashion magazine.
This time, LEXUS and VOGUE will hold an event in Kanazawa.
On October 4, 20 LEXUS vehicles runs inside of Kanazawa in a row,
and the participant who subscribed from the whole country by this magazine visits the famous place.
And participate attends tea tea ceremony at my house Ohi Museum..
It is coverage for it today.
This plan was requested from VOGUE by my responded and materialized.
I will achieve as the Ishikawa sightseeing special guide and a sightseeing special envoy.
Nitten Kanazawa is held in Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art.
The participants gathered for the afternoon gallery talk who exceed an ordinary year.
I had explanation of each artist work. And I was allowed to tell the Nitten future.
They are two presents for my birthday.
1 Birthaday Cake from Kanazawa Japan Airlines Hotel
Every year, there is an idea to the order of my family.
This time, it is the plate made from chocolate which imitated my work.
And with 'being good' of facebook
2 II had Sushi Lunch at Yasuke.
I may be a fortunate man.
Father and I our collaboration work completed.
Usually, a tea bowl means a thing for suffering tea.
However, it is to be embedded in the wall of new Kanazawa station this time.
I entrusted these work to the station office in the morning.
It is the start at the 56 years-old time +one day.
Isn't this also luck?
The tea offering to Buddaha Ceremony was held in Noto Soji-ji Temple.
Service was by Urasenke Tea Master Izumi Koichiro.
Mr. Izumi Masakazu was his father and I know him since he was born.
I realized that sadness mind is changed to that happiness mind by Their both of paternal
figure in the dignified temple.
That time was my birthday. Time filled with deep emotion.
"Japan was troubled with the "damage caused by rumors" caused by the partial information after the
Great East Japan Earthquake.
It was also a time of everyone's wishing, when Japanese wanted the some person in many worlds to tell
true Japan. Magellan Resorts in Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa made a proposer of The travel volunteer project.
And Jamie and Katy of the British couple was chosen from about 2000 application.
Over 100 days, they visited all 47 prefectures and sent the situation to the world by the blog every day as
the Japan is still beautiful.
They visited me in spring. And we met again as coverage this time.
In the dinner party, I had nice conversations with them also.
I convey respect and the feeling of gratitude to the Magellan Resorts staff who devoted in producing,
suggesting a project.
Thank you again!
Recently we can return from overseas by late flight at Haneda Airport.
I saw beautiful night view from airplane that nobody was able to see a long time ago.
Perhaps it is the Philippines sky and that impression is memorized.
I moved by midnight airplane from Haneda Airport after the wedding reception in 24th Tokyo.
The craftsmen from each country gathered in the fine-arts university of Hanoi.
I met again also with the Vietnam foreign student who learned in my studio for a long time ago.
Of course, although he is a professor now.
The last day of my staying Vietnam we visited to bat-trang-ceramic-village.
Japanese people are also the hometowns and treasured of the tea ceremony called the root Annam.
Mr. Hideki Furuoka is a friend of our Sansankai member (born in Showa 33), and he is the one of
My best friend. I attended His eldest son wedding reception.
Even so, friend's son's wedding reception has increased recently.
I will be father's friend from them.
Nitten which started in November, last year.
The round exhibition was held in Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art.
They are also a Japanese painting, oil painting, sculpture, a craft, calligraphy, and the world's largest competition.
However, also Nitten must carry out crucial reforms.
It is asked how our generation makes truth for the future.
It had already been about ten years for the member of the selection committee of this foundation.,
From a morning to the evening, the research of 27 affairs from the national and public universities and
colleges in Ishikawa which subscribed is selected.
The amount of support is 10 million yen in the total amount.
There are also members of the selection committee,
such as an economic industrial advisory committee and Cabinet Office participation,
and their contents asked are also deep.
A researcher's zeal will make it select difficultly for us.
I had interview of the Ishikawa television in the morning.
An interviewer, Ms. Kaoru Kitamura, was from the Izumigaoka High School, and I was a PTA director then.
The time passed at the time
Father and son are making tea bowl together for installs New Kanazawa Station.
The latest coverage is taken up also in Nagano Prefecture today.
I stayed in Nagoya for the private exhibition in weekend.
Dr.Mizukami and his sun Kimura always treated in Nagoya, because we were born on kanazawa.
Chief Priest Marui who gives me that deep understanding for my art life.
Tokai Radio caster Mr. Amano and Ms.Fukaya gave me a interview.
Kodo Shino 21st master Hachiya is just like my brother.
and the new friend which I met.
Thank you and Thank you Nagoya.
The 22nd generation of Owari Tokugawa family head,
the Shino style Koudo of the 21st generation. and me.
The history of my family is minimum time. But pleasant time.
Now, I jumped in special express Shirasagi from Kanazawa Station.
I just did gone and returned in the dead of night. It was one day trip yesterday.
I attended the Ishikawa construction industry vision decision committee in the Kanazawa Japan
Airlines hotel in the morning.
I maybe was spoken a caustic opinion and I hope no one was wounded?
Then, I was in a studio. And now. Some hearts do not settle down.
The private exhibition of Nagoya Matsuzakaya. The uneasy feeling crosses.
The outside of a train is rain although friends are welcomed from today to Sunday night.
A joy and uneasiness cross.
I ran up the stairs of Kanazawa Station, also heartlessly,
the door of a train has been closed at hand.
I missed the train of the early morning to Nagoya.
The exhibition in Nagoya starts today.
My private exhibition in Tokyo last month was a great success, how is it becoming sure enough?
I am going to stay at Wed., the 14th, Fri., the 16th, Sat., the 17th, Sun., the 18th, at art gallery.
I met him last evening after a long time. I know him probably near for 30 years.
He is a super scholar also it is said that giant knowledge professor.
I never forget that yesterday moment in my life.
I am also to receive coverage in televising of Mr. Matsuoka performance this summer.
I have to tell something to the highest scholar.
The request of the project for the inside of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Kanazawa station building.
There are 3 places, as a result of discussing with father Chozaemon, it will be considered as collaboration.
A paternal exhibition, paternal interview we are not sure that have so far avoided.
Seemingly a father is just like more father, and I may be more appropriate for as son.
It must be the time for this subject can be overcome.
The Hokkokui Newspaper has taken that up greatly today.
The fundamental reconstruction of my home was completed.
Architecture Kuma Kengo design.
Painter Senju Hiroshi fusuma painting.
18th generation Maeda Toshiyasu named Garden Syoutotei
And we are hosting Ohi tea Ceremony.
The Ishikawa governor Tanimoto, local political and business circles, South Korea, Taiwan,
and the whole country to 600 persons' attendance.
It is pleased with the pine tree in age-of-a-tree 500 of the garden.
And our ancestral divine protection is appreciated.
25 years ago, my home suffered the damage of the fire and the big pine of the garden also got injured.
Parents were saved out of fire.
My home is a samurai residence and a pine tree age is 500 years.
Both have received preservation specification of Kanazawa.
At that time, a father and I were desperate reconstruction.
However, advice of a father or the others was not heard.
Our gallery, there was the no heart -- it was only what was designed.
I was also young. It was continuation of the regret from that.
However, a design and the craft were deeply studied by that.
A quarter of a century passed, all galleries were started with a clean slate, and regret of my design was reset.
We had journalistic announcement to the newspaper and television station a
Design by Mr. Kengo Kuma.
Ohi Gallery, a tearoom, a garden, etc. were renewed.
The fusuma painting of water fall by Japanese-style painter Hiroshi Senju is drawn on tearoom Hodoan.
Both of them are friends they also became a benefactor.
If it thinks, 10th Ohi Chozaemon friend many works were left
Futei Garden (Ohi Museum front garden) was design by Sogetsu school
of head master Hiroshi Teshigawara.
Japanese-style painter Kayama Matazo painted and made his ceramics.
Recently, coverage continues.
The morning was the Kanazawa cable network and an afternoon was NHK.
It was father and child's image uniquely.
Our relation was difficult.
It was in the confrontation state all the time.
However, father 10th Chozaemon and I, we are collaborating now.
86 years old and 55 years old. God and Buddha I am appreciated.
Some works are installed in New Kanazawa Station for the Shinkansen.
Some coverage will be documentary.
I pray to the Mt Fuji from an airplane in the morning.
Tokyo, today 26 degree temperature. U.S. President Obama visit to Japan in this evening,
and everywhere of Hander Airport and in the city of Tokyo is a warning system.
The 53rd Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Competition in the Tokyo metropolitan museum is the final day.
I stand on the space l as a director in charge.
My friend Tsuchida Yasuhiko from Italy, he was the first awarded.
It seems that he is very much pleased with the award.
He is important artist for a future general competition. .
finishing the dinner reception with the Azerbaijan ambassador in Japan --
I run to the live music by Harada Kenta. The live started with sufficient timing.
His father is Actor Harada Yoshio, the mother is Urasenke Tea Instructor,
and we know each other's quite long time.
His mother just came for my Tokyo exhibition in the other day also.
He is eldest son by such the family's and that is why he is very variegated.
He Will be the great Japanese musician and an actor from now on.
Mr.Gursel Ismayilzada Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He is just 43-year-old.
He has experienced studying in Japan and was well versed in Japan.
Ambassador visited Ishikawa governor and Mayor Kanazawa and and my home.
He had a tea by mothers making at Hodoan tea room.
Main people of Kanazawa were invited at ryotei Kincharyo
night. Taking advantage of this opportunity,
the 100 Kanazawa culture meeting was launched for Mr. Yoshihiro Kitamoto as a representation sponsor.
For the important person who will visit to Kanazawa from now on, the organization of a reception is ready.
This exhibition held at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum became special things which an overseas exhibitor
and many newcomers are awarded.
I am director and judge so display all the space for exhibition.
Although a commendation ceremony of the next day and the social gathering regrettably cannot attend.
it is regrettable that I cannot be ascertained my awarded friend from Ishikawa Prefecture.
In outside, a morning glow.
My exhibition finishes, and although it has to be my feeling good but it is remarkable depression.
People visited during the period continually.
And many decorated flowers in the space.
It was finished yesterday.
I am seeing many taken photographs but I feel that was long time ago.
I am feeling that I am supported by many people and thank from the bottom of my heart. Therefore, I cannot sleep.
This is the one famous French bland. And I was invited for dinner party.
It is almost 20 invitational guests and each one of us had chance to make shoes.
I had some interview for my exhibition
20140410北國新聞／The Hokkoku Shinbun
今月の展覧会情報 | 三越美術空間
it has participated in Mayuzumi Madoka haiku gathering.
The member who was variety and has been read from kabuki actor,
an actor, a mathematician, a architecture, a cartoonist, an athlete, mass media relations, etc.
we visit a Konpira, Yufuin, etc.
It has been a subject to phrase of love. Everybody gathered in Kanazawa last time also.
It was held as the celebration of its recovery congratulation of Mr. Mitsugoro Bando and
my Tokyo Nihonbashi MITSUKOSHI private exhibition.
I do not know “A Chinese character” ! “A writing is dirty”! “A season word”! I am not good pupil,
I am always criticized by everybody. But I will try the best.
Last night, I finished preparation for my exhibition and took subway
Suddenly physical fatigue came to my body.
The hay fever, the cold what is that? And then I was not able to sleep the night. Moreover,
there is weak mind comes to myself.
I never learn and I always repeat this feeling.
And my private exhibition started today.
The flower to the space decorated
And known people visited for me but it was same time and short time.
However it is deeply appereciated.
I made a big wall
The title is 「My Fantastic Journey」
Blue and Black clay wall and my ceramic.
I am challenging how traditional crafts create for new space.
I attended all ceremony for opening and had a speech.
My work exists for President and my friend the late Hasatani Shiro.
I am severe to my eldest son. And he has not been praised.
He was a supplement baseball player
He failed university entrance examination one time
He failed university graduate one time
He is a graduate student who studies architecture in Tokyo
now, he will absence from school temporarily for 2 years.
He is going to study ceramic art in Tajimi.city Aichi Pref.
He returned to Kanazawa suddenly in February.
Every day, I told him that "get up", a "foolish guy", "use time effectively",
April should come.
"do something for a house" -- it shouted at him, and I went to Tokyo.
And when I returned to Kanazawa yesterday
The wall was painted white by him.
Same day, my eldest son greeted to his grandparents and left for Tajimi.
"the painted white wall
It has melted into reconstruction home.
We had dinner for her recovery celebration together at Ginza Kagaya.
I supervised all of this restaurants inside here.
It is known not only as an actress that she is also a master of the tea ceremony of Urasenke,
and we used to share of making of the tea for same tea ceremony in the past.
Although it was news that she underwent the cancer operation at a mass media report,
her view over the illness is wonderful and is admiring of people in the same circumstances.
Life great from now on will be followed. She walks wonderful life in her future.
A cherry tree is in full bloom at Ueno Park Tokyo.Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is located there,
the work from the whole country including overseas were sent for this competition.
It is no time related to a cherry tree.
Recently, number of foreign people are visiting kanazawa.
The art museum curator of the Netherlands and collector visited Ohi Museum today also.
It is just travel boom arrival to Kanazawa now!
For all my FB friend! Please come to Kanazawa.
I am the Ishikawa sightseeing special guide I will show around.
The 70th contemporary-art exhibition starts in Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art.
The request prize selection meeting for that was held also.
Only for leaders, such as a one member of the Japan Academy of Art and eight persons' living national treasure,
and member of the selection committee.
I was also allowed to participate as a member of the selection committee in it.
The work was selected by everybody's consensus.
My daughter graduates from a university.
Our character is completely the same.
The rebellious age may be continued forever. However father loves forever.
Mt. Fuji vertebrates from a plane which goes to Tokyo today.
Miss Chung Wen Ting finished the Taiwan Tainan College of Arts graduate school (M.F.A),
and came to Kanazawa three years ago -- she is also my former student.
She goes on to the Tokyo University of Arts (doctoral course) from spring.
This system aims to the specialist well versed in each field with which Ishikawa Prefecture entrusted guide a charm
within the prefecture by that position.
It was originally the letter of request was passed from the governor but it is now Ishikawa governor election,
the ceremony was held at Tea Room Syotounoma in my house.
I was requested to charge of my field,
and was entrusted in order to contribute to sightseeing promotion by guiding art and craft,
contemporary art, etc.
It may be my duty to get present Ishikawa Prefecture from out side country people which are deeply
interested in the tea ceremony,
the craft, and contemporary art.
I read the topics of Mr. Akimoto Yuji who is the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
It was written about he met Mr. Nakata Hidetoshi
and the recollections with two persons made tea bowls in my Kanazawa studio.
Encounter is wonderful.
2014/03/01 第70回金沢市工芸展ギャラリートーク／The 70th Kanazawa City Crafts Exhibiition Gallery Talk
表彰式 AWARD CEREMONY
於 ANA HOLIDAY INN SKY HOTEL KANAZAWA
受賞者の皆さんとともに／with awarding artists
2014/03/02 北國新聞朝刊／Hokkoku Shinbun morning paper
The memorable exhibition which accumulated 70 years of history.
I had gallery talk with a winning-a-prize artists, and the commendation ceremony of an academy system.
Then, the reception was held.
The Kanazawa city hall, all mass media relation,
and this exhibition with artists were united and will continue from now on.
Comparison of fine arts and the craft was considered as the Olympic Games.
They are related theories, such as a athlete, and artist, coach and a master.
Please read it.
The memorable exhibition which accumulated 70 years of history starts.
The Order of Culture award holder, a member of the Japan Academy of Art,
a living national treasure, president of contemporary art museum, etc. act as a judge.
We also all live in Kanazawa.
And the wonderful young artists also exists.
The administration official of Thailand visited to Ohi Museum.
I also had interview from the television station channel 3 of Thailand.
I hope the will cover that Wonderful Kanazawa should be introduced by them.
These days, the traveler from Taiwan increases rapidly and walking inside of Kanazawa.
It is important that a written correct guidebook for people of Taiwan.
My family also has many important friends in Taiwan.
St Valentine's Day it became only a bound-duty chocolate. I feel my Today age.
However it was special day today.
Sumo Grand Champion Hakuho came to Kanazawa and we had a chance to meet again.
I asked to him about impression of the Endo Zeki who is also from Ishikawa prefecture.
He answered that it was pleasure to be strong and becomes to the Grand Champion.
写真 第53回日本現代工芸美術展金沢審査員激励会にて／Picture from cerebration party
It is difficult to evaluate artist work.
I will be judge and I always think about this system.
I will ask FB friends about my opinion and please give me from your message.
It is contradictory that some famous artist who can not make anything without assistant and they might
judge for honest artist work by finished all own hand from the competition.
There is also some genre realized in division of work in the craft.
I regard it is important artis oneself was concerned some way.
Nobody asks that in Japan until now.Therefore each artist is asked for to do work shop in overseas.
It will not be different from some composer, if a social system does not change now?
My generation has big responsibility and has responsibly.
It respect in senior's work and the young artist who receive the baptism of contemporary art.
In my feeling, I carry as the judge of the 53rd Japan Contemporary Craft Competition.
The foreign student gathered from the world.
I taught the way of tea and the ceramic art.
It was final class and fired each student tea bowl.
We shared tea from own their works.
It is the 16th year of class after I started.
Moreover, they return to each country.
2 years ago, my father was awarded with the Order of Culture from national government and became
the honor of citizen of Ishikawa prefecture.
Today, he went to the Ishikawa governor room with my mother.
He has appreciation for Grown-up Ishikawa Prefecture with the feeling of gratitude,
and chose in recent years work for Ishikawa Prefecture.
Work name "victory dog"
Father and mother are fortunately alive.
I have to appreciate heavens.
The visitor from Britain is greeted.
I spoke English after a little while.
They are the reporters for overseas from the famous place in Japan.
Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa, and a good town?
Their duty is important.
We promised to meet again in summer.
The new year tea ceremony was held by Urasenke Tea Master Nara Soukyu at his old Senso House
Koukoan in Kanazawa.Over 120 people was invited from all of Japan and gathered dinner party
at Kinjyoro at night.
His way of tea is severely steep. However, it is blessed with many people's edge.
His character is completely different and who lived straightly. He is my only one younger brother.
The tea ceremony which continues for a long time in memory of Senso.
My younger brother and Tea Master Nara Sokyu hosted memory tea ceremony for Senso today.
Reconstruction of my home is left to Architect Kuma Kengo.
Ohi Gallery is utilized not only for an exhibition and for various kinds of events.
It is also tying up with some hotels in Kanazawa.
One secret plan
We will keep the ruler of the way of tea then propose for the wedding at my main house.
We will prepare all utensils from Ohi Museum and use of the traditional culture of Kanazawa.
The tentative tea wedding was held today with KKR hotel Kanazawa.
This project starts in spring.
於 金沢歌劇座/At Kanazawa Opera House
The masterpiece which Izumi Kyoka wrote was performed opera by writer Mayuzumi Madoka,
Composer Senju Akira, conductor. Otomo Naoto.
Writer Mayuzumi Madoka, I am studying the haiku poem.
Composer Senju Akira、I am friend with all three his brother and sister.
Conductor. Otomo Naoto and Mrs. Otomo Yumi are also long time friend.
Really intimate friends became together and made opera.
A beautiful word is sung with sensuous music as opera.
My tear flowed from my impression. It was wonderful time.
I moved To Kyoto and Tokyo from Kanazawa today.
I attended the dinner which congratulates Mr. Chin Ken-ichi on his Yellow Ribbon Medal award.
Mr. Chin, the Tsukiji Tamura master, and all other attendants are the seniors of a high school and a university.
The dinner by the Szechwan Restaurant was a rare object of art.
I am proud of my seniors also I am so happy.
She is 77 years old. She has the youthfulness which is completely unrelated to such age.
Intimate people, such as the business worlds including the former Prime Minister and culture
people gathered in Kyoto.
I also was invited and introduced at the stage.
My studio was surrounding all by snow today.
24 foreign Kanazawa University students visited to my studio and made tea bowls.
It is already spent 16 years of this class.
I hope they can share all good memory from this class.
It was cold and still dark morning.
The main enshrined deity is Maeda Toshiie in Kanazawa Oyama shrine.
The old ceremony started from the Edo period.
The18th generation Maeda Toshiyasu was hosted for this ceremony.
The outside became bright little by little
One year of peacefulness was able to be obtained.
The New Year's Day
We prepared figure painting of Urasenke Founder Senso and the 1st Ohi Chozaemon and
some of generations work at Hodoan-Tearoom, then we had a tea ceremony for just of our family.
After that, same kind people visit us every year.
It is the New Year and nothing changes, it passes at the time and it goes.
Somewhat, I changed the position of the water basin in our garden.
It is the first day of work from 2014.
The new year greeted in the Kanazawa Gessinji-Temple
Senso (the 4th Urasenke) and the First Ohi-Chozaemon are here.
I spent this moment of the every new year with the chief priest.
It is also a time of offering gratitude to the history.