Aug 28, 19Event
Kenichi Takanaka “Nanako vol.3”

From Friday, September 13th through Monday, 23rd (Japanese national holiday), HIN Arts & Science Nijodori Kyoto will be hosting our fourth exhibition featuring Kenichi Takanaka.

Takanaka is known for the use of various techniques such as painting and inlaying, but for this exhibition, we will mainly focus on his “nanako”, which uses a graver to hammer small circular patterns on the earthenware. Some patterns will also feature sceneries which the artist saw as he walked through towns and characters he loved when he was a child. Takanaka says that in recent years, he was finally able to fulfill his free expression which transcended many differences. Please don’t miss this occasion to experience his works.

One early morning, I was reading Li Bai’s poem out loud in my study with the window fully open when a white-eye came to a mulberry tree in front of the window and started pecking on the blackened berries. It was so near that I could almost touch it. But the bird was busy pecking and didn’t seem to mind my voice at all. Leaving my feeling of joy aside, I decided I should be like the bird
and concentrated on Li’s poem.

《心性無染 本自圓成》 — Kenichi Takanaka

Kenichi Takanaka “Nanako vol.3”
2019.9.13(Fri.) – 23 (Mon.) / 11:00 – 19:00
*Kenichi Takanaka will be present at the store on Fri. 13th September.
HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
Kenichi Takanaka was born in Toride-shi, Ibaraki in 1966. An autodidact, 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 in Japan and abroad.