As I took a peek inside the sty, Taro the hog was snoring comfortably. And on top of him, a black hen was nestled and asleep. The two looked so cozy in the soft light of spring dawn and I felt my heart filling up with a sense of richness. It is the moment when the meaning of buji from Rinzairoku truly hit me.
– Kenichi Takanaka
Takanaka leads a semi self-sufficient life in a traditional dwelling surrounded by mountains and its abundant nature. Spanning from pottery, calligraphy to painting, Takanaka’s artistic works are vast and are rooted in antique Chinese books, Buddhist scriptures and antique Japanese writings. The exhibition will present his works nourished by the rich nature and his unique sensibility.
Kenichi Takanaka was born in Toride-shi, Ibaraki in 1966. Takanaka began his education at Gakushuin University, later leaving in order to teach himself the techniques of calligraphy, painting, and pottery. In 1993 he set up his kiln and studio in Otaki, Chiba, where he devotes himself to his artistic activities. Takanaka’s works are exhibited in various art galleries.
2016.7.23 (Sat) – 8.7 (Sun) / 12:00 – 20:00
AT THE CORNER by ARTS&SCIENCE
109 Palace Aoyama 6.1.6 Minami Aoyama Minato.ku Tokyo 107.0062
Telephone: 03 6418 7960