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 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!

Nineteen eighty-four

洋書ハリーポッターのシリーズ6 “the half blood prince”を読み終え、残すはあと一冊になりました。読むスピードは上がったけど知らない単語は相変わらず数多くあります。語学学習は日々の積み重ねしかないので頑張ります。ラストシリーズを読む前に”1984” by George Orwellに挑戦します。楽しみ^ ^

I’ve read Harry Potter’s series 6 “the half-blood prince”, and I have only one book left. My reading speed is faster than before but there are still many words I don’t know. I’ll do my best because it’s important to accumulate daily language learning. Before reading the last series “the deathly hallows” , I’ll try “1984” by George Orwell. Looking forward to that:)

My purpose

私がこれからやりたい事は日本画の技法を使ったアート作品によって日本画材の可能性を広げる事です。そして活動の場の中心をヨーロッパに移して日本画アートという文化を発信したい。その為にも出来たら早くドイツに戻りたいのですが、未だ特定の職を持つ日本人以外は入国が制限されており、いつまでこの規制が続くのやら分かりません。なので今は自分の道を阻まれてる気分です。でも語学の勉強は続けます。

What I want to do from now on is to expand the potentiality of Japanese painting materials through art works using Japanese painting techniques. And I wanna move the base of my activities of art to Europe and disseminate the art culture of Japanese painting there. For that purpose, I wanna come back to Germany asap, but German government still keep immigration restrictions against Japanese except for specific workers. I don’t know until when it’ll be continued. Now I feel like I’m blocked on my way. But I keep doing the language study, anyways.

Finish exhibition

2週間に渡って開催されたContemporary art exhibition が無事終了しました。累計約380名の方にお越しいただきました。会の規模や知名度、地理的条件、昨今の状況から鑑みてこの来訪者数は上出来だと思います。何よりも皆様から多くの応援や暖かい言葉を頂けた事が一番の成果と思います。また色々な新しい繋がりが出来ました。これからも休む事なく制作を続けて新作を皆様に披露出来たらと思います。ちなみに有難い事に石アートは完売しました^ ^

Contemporary art exhibition held through for two weeks has finished peacefully. Sum of the visitors were about 380. Considering the scale and name recognition of this exhibition, inconvenient location and recent situation, I think this number of visitors is wonderful. More than anything, the best result is that we received a lot of support and warm words from everyone. And I got new connections with some people. I hope that I’ll continue to produce new works without rest and show them to everyone 🙂 Btw, thankfully all of my stone art was sold out!

Installation

インスタレーションとは空間と一体化した芸術の事で特に制限はありません。一方絵画には四角形という基本的な制約があります。これまではその四角の中でどうやって独自の個性を出すかが私の主眼でしたが、ドイツで円形の絵を描いた事でいわゆる『絵の常識』から自分を解放出来ました。今回は更に布や紐、更にはお寺の柱全てをひっくるめてインスタレーション”森”という作品を作った事で、自分のアートの可能性が広がった気がします。日本画材をベースにどこまでこの作風を追求出来るか、気の向くままにやってみます。

Installation is the art uniting with the spaces, there’re no restrictions. On the other hand, painting has the basic limitation of a square. Until now, my main focus for making painting was that how can I express my unique characteristics inside square, but by making a circular work in Germany, I was able to free from the so called “common sense of painting”. And this time, I feel that the possibilities of my art have expanded by creating a work titled “Forest”, which is an installation that involves all the cloth, strings, and even the pillars of the temple. I’ll try to find out how far I can pursue this style based on Japanese painting materials.

Start exhibition

24日土曜日からexhibitionが始まりました。舞踏パフォーマンス音楽担当の方が紹介ビデオを制作してくれました(下)。私は基本的に土日祝日全て在廊予定です。今回初めて挑戦したインスタレーションが中々好評で嬉しい限りです。どうぞ観に来て下さい^ ^

From 24th, October, our exhibition has already started. A musician who is in charge of music for dance performance created promo video about exhibition (below video). I expect to stay venue on weekend and holiday. Manny people gave me applause about my installation I made it first time, it’s my pleasure. Please come to see:)

Stone Art

いよいよ今週末からexhibitionがスタートします。会場では、それぞれの作家が河原石に絵を描いた作品を販売します。私は”タイルと鯉”をテーマに4種類描きました。なかなか細かな作業でしたが何とか完成しました。もしお気に召したら会場でご購入下さい^ ^

At last the group exhibition will be held from this weekend . Each artist expects to sell the stone art at venue. I drew four pattern of art themed “Tiles and Koi”. It was quite elaborated work but I could do that somehow. If you like it please purchase:)

New works

今、次の展示に向けて新しい作品を鋭意制作中です。今回は29枚の正方形木製パネルを組み合わせて一枚の絵になる様に構成しています。子供の頃からジグソーパズルが大好きだったので、それを取り入れてみました。それに次回海外に行く際にも持ち運びやすいでしょう(重いけど)。また、今回から組紐などを使用して半立体にする予定ですが難しくて試行錯誤してます。どんな風に仕上がるのか私にもまだ分かりませんが、どうぞ会場まで観に来て下さい。

Now I’m busy making new works towards following contemporary art exhibition. This time, I unite 29 wooden square panels composing them look like one piece of painting. I love Jigsaw puzzle from childhood so I incorporated it into my works. I think it’s easy to bring when I go abroad in the near future( it’s heavy, though). And I try to combine silk strings with painting in order to make this work look semi-three-dimensional. But it’s difficult to do that. I don’t even know what kind of work it’ll be, please come to see and check it directly on site:)