I had a dream of a lot of big fish (probably bonitos) swimming around in a swimming pool. I felt curious and checked some oneiromancy websites to find out the dream was a good one.
Then I remembered my calligraphy work of an ancient Chinese poem that goes “the king became very happy when a white fish jumped onto his boat because that was supposed to be very auspicious”. The fish in my dream weren’t white, though.
This is the season words for around five days starting yesterday which means “because of this terribly cold spell, even the mountain runoff freezes”. Actually, we seem to be hit by a severe cold wave that occurs once in a decade.
It is with a great honor to announce that I am allowed to participate in an event of art pieces smaller than about 30 centimeters (about 12 inches) cube. This event is taking place in a shopping avenue and in the Kyoto’s cultural center. The works are displayed at various shops there. Mine is displayed at the entrance of a bracken-starch dumpling shop (No. 5 shop in the poster).
As the poster says the event will be until February 26. I would like to ask you to visit the venue and see my work and others’ works.
When I was much younger and was practicing flower arrangement, we students had this kind of flower, the Lilium maculatum very often as a practicing material. That is why I had thought the flower was so common and uninteresting. However, now I found its flower language just excellent, as it is “to be high-profile because of its artless, natural beauty”.
I showed the three examples to the client who requested “very bright starry night” the other day. She chose the “one with the white fox” and I thought she liked its pictorial impression. Thus, for a final piece, I intensified this picturesque image.
I happened to find out this aphorism, “A cultured, enlightened person would not go near danger immoderately and keeps away from it” is Japan-made, not Chinese one. I think that in my case, I must be careful not to approach wicked persons, rather than dangerous situations or places.