which one is better?
I think that the beauty of the blue background is better in the upper part, and the condition of the leaves and the tightness of the black background are better in the lower part. . .

Recently, I have been interacting more with my neighbors.
It’s fun to be with interesting people.
It’s getting cold in the Kyomachiya.
Time passes quickly.
Two years have passed since I came to Kyoto.

worth paying

Since I came to Kyoto, I often go to art museums not only to see temples and Buddhist statues, but also to see works of art. There are opportunities to go to the same place many times and see the same work many times. There are many things that I notice again each time. Even the same thing can give a different impression depending on how it is displayed, the time of day, and various small differences. Of course, it also depends on our age and mental state. I went to the Kyoto National Museum with my French friend. We went to see the tea ceremony exhibition. I felt that the exhibition place for Kizaemon should be on the first floor. The atmosphere was not very good. Unohanagaki’s exhibit was great. I thought it was the best exhibit I’ve ever seen.
The next day, we went to the Raku Museum. It was a wonderful presentation on the theme of tradition and innovation. I felt that the theme of “Transcending” was also important, and the content was good. Of all the artists, the first generation Chojiro is the person I respect the most. I also love the 15th generation. An aspiring ceramist should not miss such an opportunity. There will be many discoveries that cannot be obtained on the Internet. You should actually see the real thing with your own eyes.

International exchange

Nuit Blanche KYOTO 2022
This event has been held on a large scale in the city of Kyoto,
and this is the 12th time it has been held.
Last night I attended a lecture held at the Institut Français.
The theme was “How can society preserve and support arts and crafts
from a French and Japanese perspective?”.

I was able to learn about France’s attitude toward arts and crafts as a national strategy.
We must thank the passion of foreigners for bringing our traditional craft culture into focus.
And we should be more aware of such facts.
I felt the same when I went to an exhibition of young Japanese printmakers at the American Embassy in Tokyo.

Merci beaucoup.
Thank you very much.
Arigatou gozaimasu.