Two years

2年前の今日、大阪の小さな貸ギャラリーで私は初の個展を開催しました。これをきっかけに多くの素晴らしい人との出会いがあり、私の絵の道が開けていきました。この出会いは私をドイツへと導き、ドイツでもまた沢山の素敵な友人達に出会えました。勇気を出して初めの一歩を踏み出した事を自ら讃え、そして全ての出会いに感謝します。アートを通して国境を超えて人々との繋がりが拡大していく事は私にとって何よりも尊く、幸せな事です。これから更に繋がりを拡大、発展させていきたく思います。

Two years ago today, I had held my first solo exhibition at a small rental gallery in Osaka. This led to the encounter with many amazing people, which paved the way for art to me. Also one of this great relation led me to Germany, and it brought about meeting with good friends there. I praise myself that I took the courage to take the first step, and thank you for all encounters. It is the most precious and happy thing for me to expand the relationship with people across national borders through art. I would like to further enlarge and develop the relationship.

Awareness

この一年位の世界の動きを見ていて思った事。それは国家や力強いリーダー、権威者を頼りにしたり依存するのではなく、私たち一人一人が政治やそれ以外の事、例えば経済や金融、教育、歴史、医療、科学等の正しい認識を持ち、一人一人が社会に対しての責任感を強く持つ事が最も大事だという事。各自が精神的に自立しない限り権威による搾取や侵害を許してしまいます。多くの人が無関心ではなくなる事で社会は変化すると思います。私も数ヶ月前迄は無関心で無知でしたが今は自衛の為に能動的に情報を取る様にしています。とは言え今はあらゆる情報が錯綜していてどれが真実か見分けるのは極めて難しいので、私も中立的な見方は出来ていないかもしれません。偏りなく物を見る目を養いたいです。★大事な事は情報内に取り込まれるのではなく、氾濫する情報を外側から俯瞰的に見る事、かな。

What I thought while watching the movement of the world for about a year. We should not rely on or depend on nations, powerful leaders, or authorities, but each of us should have the right recognition about politics and other things, such as economics and finance system, education, history, medicine, science, etc. And the most important thing is to have a strong sense of responsibility for society. Allows exploitation or infringement by authorities unless each one becomes independent mentally. I think that society will change as many people become not indifferent. I was an indifferent and ignorant person until a few months ago, but nowadays I am actively trying to get informations for self-defense. But now that all the information is confusing and it’s hard to tell which is true, I may not be able to make a neutral decision. I want to cultivate ability to judge things evenly. ★What the most important thing is that seeing the flood of information from the outside with a bird’s-eye view, not be involved in the information, I suppose.

Wooden craft

これから作ろうとしてる日本画作品はまるで木工の様です。まず組み立てが上手く出来るのかも分からないので、ちゃんと完成するのか謎です。立体的な作業は得意ではないです。でも新しい事に挑戦する事が何より楽しいので試行錯誤してみます。電動糸鋸が欲しい今日この頃…

A new work of Japanese painting I’ll make from now on is like a wooden craft. At this moment I’m not sure I’ll be able to assemble it properly and it’s uncertain it’ll be completed. I’m not good at three-dimensional work. But for me it’s more fun to attempt new things, so I’ll do try and error:) Btw I want an electric jigsaw recently…

Hiking

友達と山登りしました。めちゃ寒くて頂上付近の湖が凍ってました。氷の塊を湖上に投げたらどこまで滑り続けるかという遊びにハマって主旨が山登りから氷投げに変わりました笑 久々の山登りだったので明日は筋肉痛間違いなしです^ ^

I went to mountain climbing with a friend today. The lake near the top was frozen due to quite cold. We were into the play of how long we would continue to slide if we threw a block of ice on the lake, and the purpose changed from mountain climbing to ice throwing beyond we knew it 🙂 It’s been a long time since I climbed, so tomorrow I’ll definitely have muscle pain.

A ball on the frozen lake

Chaos

アメリカ大統領選の行く末等、世界は色々な事で混沌としていますね。でもどんな時も私に出来る事をただやるのみ、と自分に言い聞かせてます。この様な世の中に対して今私に何が出来るかを考えた時、それはやはりアートで人々を癒すことだと思います。以前このポストに書いたけど愛猫を失って辛かった時、私自身がアートに救われました。私の作品にそんなに大きな力は無いかもしれないけど、現状に疲れた人を少しでも元気づけれたらと願います。

The world is chaotic due to various things such as the process of the US presidential election and so on. However, I tell myself that I just do what I can do at any time. So when I think about what I can do for such a society, to heal people with art is my objective. Previously as I posted, when I was depressed by the death of my cat, I was healed by art. My works may not have so much power, but I hope, even a little, it’ll cheer up those who are tired of the current situation.

Happy new year

嬉しい事に、今日からドイツは日本人の入国規制を解除するそうです。在ドイツ日本大使館からメールが届きました。これでドイツに戻る計画を立てられます。happy new year!

Fortunately, seems that German government lifted immigration restrictions against Japanese from today. I got an email about that from Japan embassy in Germany before soon. I can make a plan to come back to Germany. Happy new year!