Sumi-E Workshop: Learning from Musashi, a Samurai Artist

Sumi-e Workshops on Sunday June 1st & Sunday June 29th, 2014, from 1pm-3pm.

Musashi Workshop

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    • Date: Sunday June 1st & Sunday June 29th, 2014
    • Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    • Level: Beginner to Advanced
    • Fee: $27, or $22 for Tao Sangha Members
    • Location: TAO SANGHA HEALING CENTRE, 375 Jane St. (Jane St. x Annette St.)
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      • Musashi Miyamoto’s (1554-1645) “Gorin no Sho”, The Book of Five Rings, is a text on swordsmanship and martial arts. It is widely known among martial artists. However, it is little known that he painted Sumi-e paintings in a unique style.
        In our upcoming workshop, we will copy Musashi’s paintings such as “Shrike perched in a Dead tree”, and “Boddhidharma”, and learn about the energy he poured into his paintings.
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Beyond the Time… Sumie Art Exhibititon

Please join us for the opening reception of “BEYOND THE TIME~時を超えて” Sumi-e Art Exhibition on Saturday March 8th, 2014, from 4-7pm.

Beyond the Time

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    • Date: Saturday March 8th to Sunday April 6th, 2014.
      (Gallery Closed: March 11th-13th, 2014.)
    • Opening Reception : Saturday March 8th, 2014. From 4:00pm-7:00pm
    • Location: TAO SANGHA HEALING CENTRE, 375 Jane St. (Jane St. x Annette St.)
      www.taosangha-na.com/index.php/en/toronto-center
      • **The exhibition will be followed by Yuki Nakamura’s documentary film
        “Never Forget Never Give Up” at 7pm. (Admission by Donation)
        [Canada-based Japanese filmmaker Yuki Nakamura’s devastating, yet uplifting
        documentary exploring the 3.11 Tsunami Disaster and recovery efforts.]
        www.neverforgetnevergiveup.ca
      • Never Forget Never Give Up

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  • 「時を超えて…」墨絵展が3月8日(日)から4月6日(日)まで開催されます。
    (3月11日〜13日は休館)

    ☆オープニングレセプションは、3月8日(土)・午後4時〜7時まで。皆様のお越しをお待ちしております。

    また、3月8日(土)・午後7時から映像製作者・中村ゆきさんの東日本大震災ドキュメンタリー映画
    「NEVER Forget ・ Never GIVE UP」が上映されます。
    (映画の入場料は寄付)

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Twin Dragons Mural at RAMEN ISSHIN

Panorama dragon

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      • RAMEN ISSHIN: 421 College St. (Bathurst x College) Toronto
      • Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-11pm / Fri-Sat 11:30am-Midnight / Sun 11:30am-10pm
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Artist’s Words:
In East Asia, we have always been familiar with the dragons from ancient times. It has been told that they live in the Dragon’s Palace and fly around the sky. They have been worshipped as a Dragon God or Dragon King that brings rain. Dragons are the only mythical animals in the Chinese zodiac, and they are a symbol of power, strength and good luck. It was not easy capturing the dragons in this painting. However, I used the gradation technique of Sumi-E (Japanese Ink painting). The pearl, which the dragon holds, is filled with hopes, dreams, and good fortune. I hope you enjoy the Twin dragons’ magnificent spirits and humorous expressions.

I painted the Twin Dragons hoping that they will give you mystical power for your following wishes:
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  • When you have a strong will and wish to start something new.
  • When you become true to yourself and try to challenge something.
  • When you wish for courage when making a brave, but difficult decision.
  • When you become responsible for an important duty.
  • When you feel there is an opportunity approaching from afar.
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    『双龍図』作者の言葉:
    龍は東洋では古代から私たちの生活の中に住み親しまれてきました。龍宮に住むと伝えられ、あるときは天空を駆け巡り、雲を起こし、雨を呼ぶ龍神や龍王として崇められてきました。十二支の中では唯一の空想上の動物で、縁起の良いしるしとも言われています。絵という静止した画面にとらえるのは容易ではありませんでしたが、墨の濃淡を生かした水墨画(墨絵)の様式で描きました。龍の持っている玉は希望と夢がいっぱい詰まった幸運の玉です。雄大な気勢とちょっぴりユーモラスな表情を画面から感じていただけたら嬉しいです。

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    • 意志を強く持って新しい事をスタートするとき。
    • 気持ちを素直に出してやってみたかった事にトライするとき。
    • あと一歩の勇気ある行動力と潔い決断力が欲しいとき
    • 大切な役目が回って来たと感じるとき。
    • 遠方からチャンスがやってくる暗示を感じるとき。
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      こんな時には、よりいっそうのパワーが欲しいものです。この絵の双龍があなたに素敵なパワーを授けてくれますように願いを込めて描きました。

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Canada’s Wind and Light IV – Japan Exhibits

カナダの風と光〜IV・日本画・版画・墨絵
Canada’s Wind and Light~IV / Nihonga, Giclee Prints & Sumie

Canada no Kaze to Hikari 4
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    • Date: Thursday August 8th – Sunday August 18th, 2013.
    • Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm
    • Location: 83 To-Machi, Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture

    *Hiroshi will be at the gallery everyday throughout the exhibit except for Aug 15th during the afternoon*
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      • Date: Wednesday August 21st – Sunday August 25th, 2013.
      • Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm
      • Location: 5-14 Ohmiya-Cho, Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture

      *Hiroshi will be at the gallery on Wed. August 21st and Sun. August 25th*
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Spring Breeze – Nihonga & Sumi-e Exhibit

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    • Date: Wednesday May 1st – Sunday June 2nd, 2013.
    • Hours: Tues-Sat: 8:00am-6:00pm / Sun: 8:00am-5:00pm [Closed Mondays]
    • Location: PATISSERIE SEBASTIEN – 3306 Yonge St. (Yonge & Fairlawn Ave; North of Lawrence) Toronto, ON.

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Sumi-e Spring Showcase Exhibit

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[span style=”font-size:110%;”]As we are approaching spring , I would like to invite you to
my Sumi-e Spring Showcase Exhibit at the INDEXG Gallery.
Twenty of my recent paintings will be presented during the show.
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    • Date: Wednesday March 13th – Sunday April 28th, 2013. Opening Reception : Saturday March 16th, 2013.
    • Hours: 3pm – 6pm.
    • Location: INDEXG GALLERY – 50 Gladstone Ave.(Queen St. W. & Gladstone Ave. – 1 Block North of Queen St.W.)

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