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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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My life as a “global nomad”- Nihonbi in Tokyo Shimbun

On Monday, December 5th, a photo and brief article about my life and activities appeared on the back page of the Tokyo Shimbun. It was written by Kawasaki Kozo san, who was introduced to me by Stephane of Ocharaka. He … Continue reading

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Why Ikebana? Reflections on my adventures with flowers

Ikebana has existed as a uniquely Japanese art form for approximately 600 years. The earliest known text, Sendensho, is a compilation of Ikebana forms and practices covering the years from 1443 to 1536. For someone from a culture as new … Continue reading

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The Arts as a Bridge- Ikebana Exchange event in Beijing

Over the past 7 years that I have been studying Ikebana, I have come to deeply appreciate this uniquely Japanese art form. It has been said that Japanese spirituality is epitomized in the concept of 道 (dou- path or way) … Continue reading

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