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2016年(平成28年)3月19日(土)  週刊NY生活 SHUKAN NEW YORK SEIKATSU [English Edition](28) NYクール日本 VOICES From THE NEW YORKERS Japan Week 2016 by Stacy Smith COOL JAPAN from New Yorkers’ Viewpoints 16th Tokyo-New York This March entering the world of fine art. In this Friendship Ceramic was the 5th exhibition, she presents 15 paintings of annual Japan plants and fauna. She said, “I am trying Competition Week celebra- to express the wonders of nature and its tion, and this startling vitality, and, beyond visible Showcases 100 phenomena, its essence, soul, dream and year it had special signifi- desire. I will be glad if you indulge Creative Art Works cance. It was not just the yourself in breathing grasses, buzzing insects, and energy-filled, dreaming from the Two Cities five-year plants.” One hundred ceramic works were on anniversary of the event itself, but The gallery is open from noon until 6 display at the 16th Tokyo-New York marked five years since the Great East p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Friendship Ceramic Competition, host- Japan Earthquake took place. until 9 p.m. on Thursday. Ms. Iwasawa ed by Ceramic Artist Friendship Moreover, this year commemorates the will be at the gallery from 5 p.m. - 8 Association, on March 1-7 at the inaugural shinkansen (bullet train) in p.m. on Thursday and from 2 p.m. - 6 Nippon Club. At an award ceremony on Hokkaido, allowing travel by p.m. on Saturday every week during the March 4, the following winners were shinkansen across the whole Japanese exhibition. An opening reception will be honored: grand prize to Mika Sato for archipelago from northernmost held on March 24 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. “Hiwalani” (pictured above); first prize Hokkaido to southernmost Kyushu. Visit Atlantic Gallery's website at to Pablo E. Osorio for “Yin Yan”; sec- www.atlanticgallery.org The focus of the three-day event held at Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall was “What Do Plants Dream Of in 2016?” for more information about the show. ond prize to Rouska Valkova for “Manipulation of Material- 1 Group”; the Tohoku region (where the earth- Asako Iwasawa Exhibition (Yukiko Takada/Translated by Kunio and third prize to Sawami Aoki for her Shimura) quake took place) and Hokkaido. Exhibitors from these areas comprised a at Chelsea Atlantic Gallery work “Silent Wind.” The panel of five judges included good portion of the 30 vendors selling On Feb. 22, Asako Iwasawa opened through April 16 . food, drinks and travel. Smack in the her joint show with Max Tzinman After graduating in design at Tama (Above left) Asako Iwasawa. A Moonlight middle of the venue was an actual kait- titled “What Do Plants Dream Of in Art University in Tokyo, Ms. Iwasawa Night. Acrylic on canvas. 2016. 40” x 29” en (conveyer belt) sushi setup, where 2016” at Atlantic Gallery in Chelsea managed a textile studio and later (100 cm x 73 cm). customers could have their fill of fresh (548 W28, Suite 540), which will run worked at a kimono studio, before fish. The booths were a great opportu- nity for representatives to share their Toshio Ohi, visiting scholar at goods with potential customers. TAO: Drum Heart Gives Powerful Kanazawa University; Shinichi Doi, Samples were abundant, and I was able to try tsukemono (pickles), dashi Performance in New York former conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts; and Miyeko (broth), chocolate and corn soup in one The Japanese taiko group, ence. Murase, professor emerita at Columbia go-around. TAO:Drum Heart performed in New Junko Koshino from Japan University. The exhibition showcased There were also plentiful contests York on Feb 11. The show, directed and Ambassador Yoshikawa, ceramic works selected for their aesthet- with amazing prizes. One was a chance by Amon Miyamoto and featuring permanent representative to ics, creativity, originality, and technical to win a free trip to Hokkaido after tak- costumes by Junko Koshino, has held the United Nations of Japan, skills, and has continued to grow in ing a short survey sponsored by multiple over 200 shows per year. They have attended with his wife, many size. “After 20 years since the launch of local ski resorts. Another sponsored by performed in over 400 cities and 20 other Japanese citizens attend- this project and 16 competitions, I see Delta Airlines promised a free Japan trip countries. Their powerful music and ed the first show as well. Ms. increasingly higher levels of entries, to the winner of a cherry blossom fore- dynamic performance captivated the Koshino said, “The show’s with many New York artists getting casting quiz. Other fun giveaways guests throughout, which resulted in a content is getting richer every year. The and feel the power of the show itself.” inspiration from their Japanese counter- included free Domo themed face masks hurricane of applause from the audi- highlight of this show is teamwork and TAO will tour North American until the parts,” said Michi Tahara, founder and and eco bags. No wonder that in order ence at the end. The costume took the beauty of solidarity. It is not a stage end of next month. director of the competition. to get in, attendees waited eagerly on a inspiration from Japanese culture costume, but a moving fashion show. I (Ryoichi Miura/Translated by Masami (Ryoichi Miura/Translated by Kenji long line that wound outside the station. such as samurai, courtesans and hope guests enjoy the power of unity Haruyama) Nakano) (Japanese interpreter, translator, writer Rimpa style of traditional art. The NY COOL JAPAN is the English Edition of SHUKAN NY SEIKATSU Stacy Smith/Website: www.stacysmith. final act was a combination of tradi- NEW YORK SEIKATSU PRESS, INC., 71 W 47 St, Suite 307 New York NY 10036 USA webs.com Blog: jetwit.com/wordpress/ tional and modern art that received Editor in chief: Ryoichi Miura, Associate Editor: Travis Suzaka, Editor: Kaoru Komi category/wit-life) two standing ovations from the audi- Advertise Here! Contact 212-213-6069 info@nyseikatsu.com