The Book of Tea

The Book of Tea 2016

The Book of Tea

Kinoshita is the calligrapher who wrote the title text for this festival, “Sea, Mountains, Art!” Her first-ever installation involves a new form of textual expression, writing words inspired by Tenshin Okakura’s The Book of Tea (1906), on Nishinouchi paper, cutting them up and splicing them together again. Kinoshita has stated that the divided fragments of text transcend dimensions and interact, almost as ki, energy. Sit in the tatami mats in the center, and converse with the space, which embodies the worldview of The Book of Tea in a single tearoom. “Important things must be communicated from heart to heart, and not be left in writing.” “Experience enlightenment by devoting oneself to meditation.” These are words written by the author based on the concept of furyu monji, “not depending on words and letters.” Through this experience, you may feel and receive Tenshin’s message from 110 years ago.

Art Information

Number

F-09

Title

The Book of Tea

Cooperation

Gosuke washi

Artist

Mariko KINOSHITA

Photo: Hisashi Shimizu

Mariko KINOSHITA Mariko KINOSHITA

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