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Posts Tagged ‘Koyasan’

Posted in Blog on July 6, 2011

Koyasan and losing my hair

This week, I would have had an exposition during the “Happymaker” Festival at Koyasan, a sacred center of the Shingon Buddhism. Mount Koya is a 900 meter high plateau surrounded by eight peaks. The eight peaks are thought to represent the eight petals of a lotus in ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on July 17, 2009

My exhibition at Koyasan

Mount Koya (Koyasan) is a 900 meter high plateau surrounded by eight peaks. The eight peaks are thought to represent the eight petals of a lotus in bloom, which is suggestive of the core of a mandala with its eight deities arrayed on the eight petals of a lotus, and with the cen ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on July 17, 2009

Some events and daily life during the festival.

We stayed at the Nan-in, the center temple of all festivities: meetings, eating, sleeping and performing art events. The Buddhist service started every morning at 6.30am and after that we had breakfast. At 9am we had a staff meeting. Ayako-san and Shinobu-san , the founders of Ha ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on July 17, 2009

Amano Village; older than Koyasan

On Monday, we went with Takeshi-san from the International Coffeehouse and where I had lunch almost everyday,to Amano, a village on Koyasan which existed already before Kukai (Kobo Daishi) started his Buddhist monastic complex at Koyasan. Takeshi-san wanted Eriko-san, who is a ph ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on July 17, 2009

Shiratori (crane) sliding doors

Koyasan is beautiful. The temples are so nice and well maintained and the artwork especially the paintings, sumie on the sliding doors “fusuma” are wonderful and so exquisite. My Japanese artist name is “Shiratori”: white bird and so, I have some extra int ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on July 15, 2009

Artists of the Happymaker show at Koyasan

Happy maker is an art festival in which works of different genres can be experienced while walking around Koya town. Many events have been organized for both adults and children. It’s exhibition space is Mount Koya which has a long history of artists. Beautiful art on folding s ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on June 22, 2009

"Tenrankai" show at Koya-san

In 2 weeks I will have an exhibition at mount Koyasan with 40 other artist. It will be a multi media exhibition and I will have my show in the Eko-in temple. I’m preparing and packing. We will travel for 6 hours and transfer several times on different trains to reach Koyasa ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on January 5, 2009

Koya-san

This year we celebrated our holidays in Japan. We got a Japan Rail Pass and with our 2 oldest boys we traveled first to Koya-san, south of Osaka and about 6 hours of travel from Kamakura. Mount Koya, set amid black cedars at an altitude of 1000 m., is Japan’s most venerated ... Continue Reading

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