This piece "First three years - 始の三年 "was also for a Kakizomé held in January, 2013. (No worries, I will later mention the Kakizomé that we had this year too....) The time flies indeed. It's almost been full three years since I came to live in Paris in May, 2011. There were a lot of things to make me to come and there were again a lot of things happened while I started my new life. 2011 was a key year to me. Everything has changed. Not only for the occasion of Kakizomé but al
So here is the "Waka" piece that I performed in live at Kakizomé, held in January. Below is a brief translation. 雪雲の 低き空より魂の 破片のごとき 牡丹雪降る From the low sky of nimbus The fleeches of falling snow Like a fragment of soul As I explained in the previous post, it is my granduncle who composed this Waka. His name is Sumié Okazaki (岡崎澄衛). I particularly wanted to write in the theme of winter or snow in a classical piece so I thought of him. I first asked my mother in Japan among his
This "kanji" stands for snow. This is just a part of the entire big paper where I practised many times for an annual performance that our groupe holds every year in January at the occasion of "Kakizomé" I particularly liked this writing of snow, although it was on a draft. This looks simple and even miserable, not in a way that it is not pretty. In this stylization of "kanji", I see all the warmness and the hardness to co-live with the snow. So I took a picture to remain for
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