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December- Flower of the month 2012.12.17Flower of the Month

Mitate is an expression used for an arrangement in a container which is not originally created as a vase. Here I have done a “mitate”, using an art object.

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Opening of the Tea Room at Yakata 2012.12.14News

The chacoal in the brazier is lit. Master Sohshuh Iseki, President of Hoshigaoka in Asagaya has kindly accepted my offer to host the opening tea ceremony at Yakata. It is arranged for November 22nd, the day of boar in Japan’s old lunisolar calendar. Boar is said to be good for a start of anything that has to do with fire.

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World of Kinkara 2012.12.9News

Exhibition will be from 2012 December 8thto 25th. The works by the 2 artists, Takashi Ueda, who has revived the once known Kinkarakawakami, and his successor Kazuhiro Ikeda, are gorgeously decorating the space Yakata.

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Solo Exhibition by Fumio Shiozawa 2012.11.26News

On November 26th started the” Solo Exhibition by Funio Shiozawa” This time his works of paintings are focused.

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November – Flower of the month 2012.11.17Flower of the Month

There are more than 2000 kinds of Japanese camellia. We enjoy the wide varieties of their colors and kinds from November to March, the time of the year with least kinds of flowers.

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Small acrylic caskets are catching people’s heart ! (by Ryo Kato, the acrylic artist) 2012.10.22News

These caskets are made of colorful stainless steel with an acrylic lid with different enclosures.

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A Visit to Hitachi-Daigo in Ibaraki Prefecture for Lacquer Tapping 2012.10.20News

The domestic production of lacquer accounts for 1% of global production. We depend mostly on the import from China and Vietnam. The number of lacquer tapper today in Japan sums up to be around 50…

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October – Flower of the month: 2012.10.17Flower of the Month

In the autumn fields, blends of colors are so poetic and touching. Berries and colorful leaves…

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The outside wall fence is done. 2012.10.7News

Ceramic Sand Tiles “Ohkatsu” by Kazushi Ohmoto It is a calcinated Chamotte, a sort of Kaolin, mixed with red and yellow colorings

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September – Flower of the month 2012.9.17Flower of the Month

Peony bears lovely flowers in spring, but its fruits have a totally different look in atmosphere. One can hardly imagine such a change of flowers that reminds you of a high-born maiden in a tower, so pure and innocent, into fruits looking so bold.

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