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2022-05

Takashi Ichikawa
Tools for an imaginary people in love with plants

May 10, 2022 | EVENT 

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Tools for an imaginary people in love with plants

 

Sitting on a berm of spring water

Sitting in front of a plant

 

In the sun, in the fire, in the light

of wildflowers of medicinal herbs of trees

Root, stem, branch, leaf, flower, seed

 

To touch

 

Made of

earth, iron, wood

 

In the heart

and the water that came out of the spring

With a flickering fire

Smell Meicha-yu

 

Takashi Ichikawa

 

 

We are pleased to present Takashi Ichikawa’s exhibition, “Tools for an imaginary people in love with plants”, at the Center for COSMIC WONDER. Various tea wheels and tools for tea-making continue to evolve, transcending national and ethnic boundaries and fusing techniques. This exhibition, the sixth in a series, will present utensils for use in daily life in relation to fire, water, and plants, as well as vessels that have been refashioned through Ichikawa’s experiences with the environment that surrounds him.

Ichikawa’s work brings us into the intimate space and time of plants and tea. We are pleased to welcome Gendo Sawamura and Hina Sawamura, who are active in communicating the infinite power of wildflowers, for a workshop and tea ceremony featuring wildflowers.

The comforting time when you are in touch with nature, listening to the voices of plants, freeing your body and mind, enriching and coloring your daily life.

We look forward to your visit.

 

 

Exhibition period:

May 13 – May 22, 2022

The artist will be present on May 13 and 14.

 

Venue:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open noon – 6pm

 

Opening Event:

1. Workshop “Sora tea”

The purpose of this event is to transform the wildflowers at our feet through light, water, and fire.

Enjoy the stories of wild grasses told with the tea tools of Takashi Ichikawa and sweets of yoin, including a demonstration of the process of picking grasses for making Sora tea (a wild herbal tea concoction).

 

Friday, May 13

noon – 2:30pm

 

Saturday, May 14

noon – 2:30pm

 

Reservation required / Number of seats: 6

13,000 JPY

 

2. Tea ceremony “Sora”

To free up the mind and body. To let the fragrance of the grass, the power of the earth, and the life of the field permeate the cells and spirit. Enjoy the stories of wild grasses, Sora tea (a wild herbal tea concoction), confectionery by yoin, and tea tools made by Takashi Ichikawa.

 

Friday, May 13

4pm – 5:30pm

 

Saturday, May 14

4pm – 5:30pm

 

Reservation required / Number of seats: 6

Fee: 11,000 JPY

 

If you wish to join, please register at the e-mail address below, indicating the name of the opening event you wish to join the date and time, your name, e-mail address, and phone number.

 

*All the seats are booked.

 

yasousora / Gendou Sawamura and Hina Sawamura

Learning from grasses about how people and grasses can thrive together.

Based in Fukuoka, Japan, they are active in communicating the life energy of wild grasses through wild teas.

 

yoin / Kang Wooja

From various directions such as plant foods, wild plants, and Korean culture, she expresses through her confectionery the preciousness of plants that connect all living things.

 

 

Photo top: “Tea wheel table” 2022 / Iron, Wood

Photo bottom: “Plant Roaster” 2021 / Pottery, Iron, Wood

 

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