Category Archives: spirituality in the arts

Azabu Art Walk and Kogado Incense Shop

It all began years ago, when I was invited by a friend to attended an opening reception for an exhibition of the famed American potter Warren MacKenzie at Gallery Shun in Hiroo, downtown Tokyo. Owned by the eccentric artist Yoshiyaki … Continue reading

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Enter the year of the dragon: an encounter with Shoko Kanazawa

Shodo 書道, ‘the way of calligraphy’, can trace its origins to the very earliest days of Chinese culture, and like so many other ‘dou’ 道- traditional Japanese arts, has found expression over the centuries in the unique space where Japanese culture … Continue reading

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Aibi Ikebana 4th Annual Exhibition

On April 24th, Aibi Ikebana held its 4th group show- and for the second year in a row at Sakurai kominka- a 150 year old traditional style Japanese farmhouse just outside of Kichijoji. During the weekdays the building doubles as … Continue reading

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