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Takashi Ichikawa
Rethinking of the plants

Jun 08, 2021 | EVENT 

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We are pleased to present Takashi Ichikawa’s exhibition, “Rethinking of the Plants”, at the Center for COSMIC WONDER. For this exhibition, he will share his unique perspective on tea, wild grasses and medicinal herbs, and how they can bring our lives into harmony with nature. Interacting with water, plants, and fire is an essential joy that reconnects us with the elements of nature. This exhibition envisions a lifestyle flush with wildflowers, as well as distillers, roasters, and utensils for boiling tea. A workshop and a tea ceremony will be held with two members of yasousora who have been integrating wildflowers into their daily lives and exploring their mysterious powers. Learning about and touching wildflowers liberates the body and mind and brings a sublime enrichment to our days.

 

 

Now is the time to rethink the things in our own immediate surroundings.

It was five years ago that I came across a tea tree so large that I had to look up. The difference between the image of a tea tree and the image of a tea plant became an attraction, and a switch was flipped for me to rethink my idea of the plant. The experience of looking around and picking things up that interest me, such as tea and cooking, moves me to appreciate the wisdom of our ancestors and gives me a sense of gratitude for nature. And then I think. Tools and technology have disappeared with the changing times, and some of our senses have dulled as our lives have become too convenient. Now that the world is changing, there is a way to fortify our immune systems with the help of nature and plants. Plants work hard to protect their seeds. The power of plants is amazing. I would like to increase my sensitivity to plants by learning about their power from experts. Flowers, leaves, stems and roots. Beans, powder, and leaves. Let’s enjoy the power of plants. Attractive things are close at hand. If we turn on the switch, we can see them.

I want to make a tool that will turn on the desire to rethink our relationship to plants.

Takashi Ichikawa

 

 

Exhibition period:

June 26 – July 4, 2021

The artist will be present on June 26 and 27.

 

Location:

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’s wild grass tea Demonstration of how to make wild grass tea.

The possibilities are endless for making tea from the wildflowers that grow all around us.

You can enjoy some wild grass tea with Ichikawa’s tea utensils.

 

Saturday, June 26

noon − 2pm

3pm − 5pm

Fee: 8,800 JPY (with wild grass tea)

Reservation required / Number of seats: 4

*All the seats are booked.

 

2. Tea Ceremony “sora”

“Medicine” of the fields.

Medicinal herbs from Mount Ibuki, Wild grass tea collected and blended in sora’s field.

You can enjoy some wild grass tea with Ichikawa’s tea utensils.

 

Sunday, June 27

noon − 1pm

2pm − 3pm

4pm − 5pm

Fee: 6,600 JPY (with wild grass tea)

Reservation required / Number of seats: 5

*All the seats are booked.

 

 

yasousora / Gendou Sawamura Hina Sawamura

Wild grasses connect us to ancient times, and to the universe itself.

It is our hope to educate others about the benefits of the wildflowers and wild grasses that surround us.

We are based in Fukuoka Prefecture.

 

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