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Atsuko Ito

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Jun Konishi

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Kazumi Nagano

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Saya Yamagishi

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Maki Okamoto

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Tarou

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Jiro Kamata

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“和菓子とは?“

西欧文化が日本の中でもいち早く届き、砂糖がヨーロッパから輸入され発達した平戸の和菓子文化。そこに隠れた物語や美を見つけ出した。現代、西洋と東洋の文化が出会い交差し、これらがユニークに融合した和菓子文化を表現する。

和菓子とは?と問えばそれは菓子に様々な物語や自然の情景を落とし込み、それを簡潔に表現し、これを5感で感じ取る世界である。それは、想像や感受性が豊かに交差した世界なのである。
具体的に食べられるお菓子だけでなく概念はお菓子である、という視点を持てば、様々な可能性と文化の交差も考えられる。
和菓子とArt Jewelryの共通点を簡単に述べれば、それは“心の教養、知性”でありつまりそれは感性や感受性ではないだろうか?

かつて西洋の人々がアジアに訪れ様々な文化がその土地に形を変えて残っていった。空間や時間は永遠として存在しないが心には永久に残る物語となる。
今日アジアからヨーロッパへと渡たり西洋と東洋の交差した和菓子文化とは、何を生み出し響きあうことができるのだろうか?それはどのような融合をし、どのような波紋が生まれるのだろうか?

 

“ What is Wagashi?”

Hirado was the place that was most exposed to western culture in Japan and the first place where sugar was imported from Europe. This gave Hirado its unique culture of ‘wagashi’: Japanese confectionary. Now, eastern and western culture will meet and cross in the modern days where we will present the unique wagashi culture that was formed through the blending of cultures.

What is wagashi? Wagashi is a world in which various stories, natural scenery and others things are expressed in the form of small and pure sweets that you can enjoy with all your five senses. It is a world where imagination and sensitivity intersect in their true form.
Wagashi are not just tangible sweets that you can just eat, they are also a concept. If you look at it that way you can see the crossing of cultures in them and the infinite possibilities of wagashi. If I’d have to simply explain about the common aspects of Wagashi and Art Jewelry, I would say that it is the cultivation and knowledge of the heart. In other words, I believe it is sensibility and sensitivity.

When the first westerners came to Japan some aspects of the culture they brought were adapted by the land and its people and remained there. This space and time might not last forever but this story will last in your heart.

Today, wagashi that was born out of exchange between East and West, will cross from Asia to Europe. With what will it fit together? And what will it bring forth? What aspects will it blend with to create new ripples across the sea?

 

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screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-16-18-43Participating artists 
Q_Hisashi Shibata,Atsuko Itoh,Jun Konishi,Kazumi Nagano,Saya Yamagishi,Maki Okamoto, TAROU, Jiro Kamata,Le Grand Jeu

 

“What is Wagashi?” @ Sweet Hirado 
http://www.candheart.com/content001-mj.html

1.平戸
日時:平成281023日(日) 午前10時~午後4
場所:”九皐斎”@松浦史料博物館 平戸市鏡川町12

 Hirado
Time: 23 October 2016 (Sun), 10:00~16:00
Place: “Kyukousai” @Matsura Historical Museum (Kagamigawa 12, Hirado)

2. Embassy of The kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo
(招待のみ)

日時:平成28年11月03日(木)15:00pm-
場所:オランダ王国大使館 公使公邸  港区芝公園3-6-3
C& [Chi and ] オオチ チトセ  c@candheart.com

Time: 03 November 2016 (Thursday), 15:00 pm-
Place: Apartment 2, Netherlands Embassy 3-6-3 Shibakoen, Minato-ku,  Tokyo 105-0011
Notice: R.S.V.P by Friday 30th September,2016    c@candheart.com
Contact: C& [Chi and ] Chitose Ohchi   c@candheart.com

 

東西百菓之図・お披露目の会 / The Unveiling of Sweet Hirado

東西百菓之図 お披露目の会/ Invitation to the presentation of “Sweet Hirado”