The Clark Art Institute

The Clark Art Institute

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA

— Performance based on stories from the Tale of Genji and the Tale of Heike. These are among the best-known works of classical Japanese literature. Prosperity and decline, karma, novelty, love, sickness, and death, the transient nature of our lives and all of which surrounds us are recurring themes in classical Japanese literature.

The Anderson Chase Gallery

The Anderson Chase Gallery

NEW YORK, NY
— Utsuroi Transition is an exhibition of 14 Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) art works in various styles, ranging from traditional to modern. The meaning of Utsuroi is best translated as “transition” in the spirit of the changing seasons, here expressed in such works as Golden Rain (2015), Late Snow Fall (2015) and Flower Field (2015).

Japan Society

Japan Society

NEW YORK, NY
— Hyakunin Issue “One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets” Compiled by Fujiwara Teika (1162-1241), Hyakunin Isshu is a celebrated anthology comprising one 31-syllable Tanka poem by each of one hundred poets.
Heike Monogatari (Tale of Heike).  The Story of heike is an epic account of the struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans for control of japan at the end of the 12th century in the Genpei War (1180-1185).  The central theme of the story is the Buddhist law of impermanence.

Artist in Hotel

Artist in Hotel

PARK HOTEL TOKYO, JAPAN
— The Park Hotel Tokyo, in December 2012, started the “Artist in Hotel” project where an artist decorates an entire guest rooms.  All the guest rooms on the 31st floor will be so decorated.  For my performance I reproduced one of the pieces I created for the Artist Room “One Hundred Poems by Masako Inkyo.”

Mikimoto USA

Mikimoto USA

LAS VEGAS, NV

For an early Valentine’s Day toast in Crystals at City Center, LAS Vegas, NV
— Created personalized pieces for guests at a Mikimoto Pearl event along with a calligraphy demonstration.