Japan Matsuri

We had a great success at Japan Matsuri Festival.  Hundreds visitors at our calligraphy workshop and students’ artwork exhibition.
The students’ Japanese calligraphy performance achieved a great success in front of a large audience. They wrote the opening part of a famous classic essay called Tsurezure gusa written by the Buddhist monk Yoshida Kenko.

“Having nothing to do,
I have spent the whole day before this ink stone,
jotting down at random whatever nonsensical thoughts that have entered my head, this is truly a queer and crazy thing to do.”

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Fukushima Garden in Holland Park 福島庭園

7月24日ロンドンのホーランド・パークにて、東日本大震災と福島第一原発事故からの復興を願って建設された日本庭園「福島庭園」の開園式が行われました。The opening ceremony of Fukushima garden took a place at Holland park in London on the 24th of July. I wrote the name of the park.  The garden is a tribute in support of the reconstructive efforts made after the March 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disasters in the Tohoku region. The park has another Japanese garden, Kyoto Garden, which Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited during their trip to Britain in May for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

ART IN ACTION

Had spent exhausting but wonderful 4 days by performing all day at Art in Action in Oxfordshire.   Art in Action started in 1977, and each year during the event, artists and crafts men from all over the world openly demonstrate their skills and discuss their work.We had over 28,000 visitors in four days and  I met so many so lovely inspiring people!

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