reflect on “Suspended Moment:Desperate Bid For Life”

In my reflecting the pre-show performance (Centennial Play – “Words That Burn”) with a Butoh dancer, Meshi Chavez, on Sep., 27th, 2014. One of the way I understood about that moment — the moment felt like a phantom; the sense of impossibility filled the space; We all have experienced a nihilistic desire; imagine our own death… … Read more

Suspended Moment: Desperate Bid For Life

Fat Man (folded) and Little Boy (folded) will be showing at Centennial Play – “Words That Burn” – Portland, OR/There will be a per-show performance —Suspended Moment:Desperate Bid For Life –with a Butoh dancer, Meshi Chavez, on Sep., 27th   Suspended Moment: Desperate Bid For Life —-FREE EVENTS BEFORE WORDS THAT BURN PERFORMANCE 7:00pm – 7:30pm (the performance space open 30 minutes … Read more

One Thousand Questions/千の問

  August 9th, 2014 One Thousand Questions/千の問—From Hiroshima to Hanford‘s opening reception. The lanterns here are once float off the water on August 6th at the Green Lake, Washington: based on a custom started in Hiroshima to float off the spirit of hibakusya. This year —69 years after the A-bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki— the lanterns … Read more

One Thousand Questions/千の問 –Lantern floating ceremony

  From Hiroshima to Hanford   Wed., Aug. 6, 2014 In conjunction with a show at Columbia City Gallery, Etsuko Ichikawa and Yukiyo Kawano head north to Green Lake to participate in a special Hiroshima memorial lantern floating ceremony. Here the lanterns were float off the water: a symbolic gesture that started in Hiroshima to float … Read more

SPECIAL HAIKU DINNER – AN EVENING OF KARUMI

SUNDAY JUL 27, 2014 | 5 PM – 7 PM participated an artists’ crossroads event at Glyph Cafe: An Evening of Karumi. Karumi means a “light beauty with subtlety,” and defined the qualities found in the later poems of haiku master Matsuo Bashō.   Mukashi yori yomi okeru uta makura…..Of all the many places celebrated in … Read more

FROM HIROSHIMA TO FUKUSHIMA: ART & POETRY

SUNDAY JUL 20, 2014 | 5-7 PM In conjunction with Yukiyo Kawano’s current art installation at the Café, Glyph hosts an evening of music, poetry readings and artists’ talks on the intertwined topics of Hiroshima, Fukushima and Hanford. Poet and editor Leah Stenson reads from her newest book,Reverberations from Fukushima: 50 Japanese Poets Speak Out.

Glyph Cafe

GLYPH CAFÉ AND ARTS SPACE 804 NW COUCH ST. PORTLAND, ORE. 97209 (503) 719-5481 YUKIYO KAWANO “NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH” June 1 – August 1, 2014 Yukiyo Kawano’s hand-dyed silk and paper installation is a study after Bashō’s prosimetric work, Oku no Hosomichi (Narrow Road to the Deep North). Considered to be one of the … Read more

Black Rain 2012

  During the graduation show at Vermont College of Fine Arts on August 1st, 2012, 10 min performance was held in a hanging object which is based on an image of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant after the blast, that brings fear of the man-made disasters into our visual psyche. The performance dealt with artist’s/women’s desperation … Read more