In praise of shadows at Tsumari

Photo by MIYAMOTO Takenori + SENO Hiromi


About the artwork

Burning rice husks in the garden — a scene from the artist’s hometown evoked in his memory. Identifying memories of his hometown with Yomogihira village, the artist weaves together the memory of these landscapes. In sensing the subtle breathing of the house, the artist spontaneously alters his artwork. This is an approach that is unique to Ikebana artists. Similar to creating poems by association, the creation of art is associated and processed as a whole. A creative workshop that was open to the public “was conducted during the Triennial so that visitors could experience first hand the act of “arranging,” which is at the core of Ikebana, and enjoy playing with the raw materials.


Artwork no. D201
Production year 2009
Area Matsudai
Village Yomogihira
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