Het Pinetum, Hilversum NL An authentic Japanese tea ceremony takes place in the botanical garden The Pinetum. A contemplative ritual in silence, where Haruka Matsuo performs the actions that precede drinking the green Gyokuro tea
Tea ceremony in Botanical garden
IJsselbiënnale, Deventer NL Japanese artist Haruka Matsuo dived into the bottom of the IJssel and found the most beautiful clay. The starting point of IJssel Orbit, her project along the IJssel. As the only specialist in the Kigata Banko technique, she then managed to turn the clay into a unique tea service.
The sacred Japanese trees in the Pinetum
Het Pinetum, Hilversum NL Toen Haruka Matsuo voor het eerst in het Pinetum in Hilversum kwam, vond ze in deze ommuurde botanische tuin de sfeer terug van de Shinto heiligdommen in haar geboorteland Japan die zij in haar jeugd met haar familie bezocht had.
Hoorn NL When I was 10 years old, I went a foot of a Mt. Fuji in Japan by school excursion. I found an old well. The well was filled with deep green blue water . I saw the pink gold and yellow silver waves on the water. It was the light reflected on the fish-swinging bottom of the well.
Drawing color pencil
The seeking #2
The Seeking Lust voor het oog
Keifuku train, Kyoto JP “Cherish day” was installed during the winter, in the local tram and running though the city for 2 months. The thousand of cut out pinky small pieces are connected twined thin treads and an enormous amount of tiny beads. These are hanged above the passenger’s heads, and moving by rhythm of the tram. The objects are based on the cherry tree, which only grows during the spring.