Frame named “hydrangea”

I found it very intriguing that this shiny picture frame for postcard size works has a name “hydrangea”.

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Now, I decided to ask to use this frame to display my work of the Chinese character “light” both in modern and ancient forms as an example of my typical touch at the coming event.

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Rainy season begins

It has been raining quite heavily these couple of days in Kyoto.

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The hydrangeas in my garden and the gardens of neighborhood houses as well are beautifully blooming against the rain, though.

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Oh, hydrangeas/

The house is now/

Without father and mother/

Translated and calligraphy by Chio

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Postcards collection-an exhibit

It is a great pleasure for me to announce that I was allowed to participate in this exciting event.

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There will be two sections; one will be a collection of postcards by artists of various fields and the other will be a display of small goods used to seek coolness and enjoy cool air in summer.

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New winds, old winds

The lower part of the photo shows my old work, “fresh wind”.

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The upper part shows a paper fan and a postcard with the letter “wind” in modern form written in dark ink and ancient form of the same letter in light ink.

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I desperately want to go out into new places and meet with new people.

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Hydrangeas in two ways – I love hydrangeas.

The upper part is a poem from the ancient China.

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The lower part is a haiku on hydrangeas.

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The photo shows hydrangea flowers in full bloom in my garden.  I have heard this type is one of the original species of the plant.  There are so many new types resulted in breed improvements these days, though.

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I love the flowers maybe because it is a symbol of the month of June, my birth month.

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Oh, hydrangeas/

There or thereabouts/

Water nymphs/

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Translation and calligraphy by Chio

Day 3 – Review of the wonderful three days

I enjoyed the third and the last day of my first Marche.

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I had various kinds of experiences, including meeting with new people in varied fields of arts and crafts.

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Taking advantage of this opportunity, I am now thrilled to experience new things in my life.

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Day 2

This is again about the Marche.  Just like the other places, the street the gallery, the Marche’s venue, faces isn’t very busy these days and we had only few visitors today.

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However, it was very informative to talk with the other artists.  I enjoyed hearing about dyeing and making hats.

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Moreover, it was really interesting and tantalizing to hear about other fields of art and other marches.

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Day 1

I added three paper scrolls at the venue for visitors to see.

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And today I performed a little, because one visitor that wasn’t very familiar with the art and culture of Japanese style calligraphy asked me to.

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This visitor seemed to have had little chance to see calligraphic works so far.

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However, fortunately she got very interested in my calligraphy.

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And this was the best thing that happened today, because she asked me to show her how I do calligraphy as I wrote before.

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I renewed a sense of gratitude to my first calligraphy teacher and his wife who loved me very much and taught me the essence of calligraphy.

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And I am now even more thankful than before to my late parents who let me continue practicing calligraphy for a long time.

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Day 0

This is how things have been prepared and arranged.

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I am now looking forward to being the one of the main characters in this fun event.

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Preparation for my first experience

I am going to participate in this event this weekend.

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These paper fans and postcards are for the event.  All of them are combinations of a Chinese character used nowadays and its ancestral form used in ancient times.

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I hope many people will like them.

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Morning dews on the leaves

Every morning, rain or shine, I find dews on the leaves of the plants and trees in my gardens, which are beautifully shining and mystic in a sense.

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This is a poem from the ancient China in the middle part and a haiku separately written on the upper and lower parts.

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Oh, hydrangeas/

Earth is a liquid sphere /

After all/

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Translation and calligraphy by Chio

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Art marché

It is a great pleasure for me to announce that I was allowed to participate in this exciting event.

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