Tokyo was a concrete labyrinth. One of the reasons we moved to Fukuoka was to be closer to organic, growing things. Now, a five minute walk will find me in Odo park, strolling alongside the ocean. Or making my way through a somewhat creepy pine forest. My ultimate goal is to be on a hike from the moment I stumble out the door. Until then, I'm thankful for the fairly easy access to the natural world that Fukuoka provides.
That natural world, it's wonders and beauties, and the epiphanies it visits upon us puny mortals are the concerns of KachoFugetsu. 花鳥風月 (Kachofugetsu) is a yoji-jukugo (四字熟語), a collection of four Chinese/Japanese kanji characters that make up a sort of minimalist idiom, saying, or poem. 花鳥風月 are, literally and in order: Flower, Bird, Wind, and Moon. Together, these four icons of the natural world can be found in an uncountable number of Japanese paintings, calligraphy, poems, pottery, and more.
This month, 10 artists, including myself, will try their hand at reinterpreting these symbols and the motions they evoke. Come see where nature leads us at Arts Rush Gallery in Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan.
『 花鳥風月』 • Kachofugetsu Exhibition
dates: Wed. March 30, 2016 - Mon. April 18, 2016
times: 11:30am - 8:00pm [doors shut 5:00pm on Mondays, closed Tuesdays]
place: Arts Rush, 1F 2-14-10 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 〒150-0021