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I’m now thinking about the exhibition ‘LIFE’ ten days after the end. 
 
Many people came to see the show and told me various impressions. Most of them were thinking of their own life in front of ‘LIFE’ pieces on a wall. In other words, they seemed to take my message as a private matter, rather than a social matter. It’s OK however viewers have their own impression, but I can’t help thinking about a peculiarity in Japan. I’m worried that they might become inward-looking and indifferent to society. I hope now these worries are unfounded and groundless. And I’m looking forward to hold ‘LIFE’ exhibition in Europe.
Nakajima Hiroyuki
 
Photo: Takashi Hayasaka
 
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I am glad to inform about my new book, published in June.
 
NAKAJIMA HIROYUKI WORKS 1999-2015
 

10.2 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches, 104 pages, written in English and Japanese
Publisher: LIVRE Publishing, Inc.
Price: 2,000 yen
ISBN-10: 4863381441
ISBN-13: 978-4863381445
 

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This book is a collection of my representative works (45works and messages) from 1999 to 2015. It has released on June 13th, 2016 in Amazon.
Please search it on “nakajima hiroyuki works” in
”AMAZON”
 
Thank you.
Nakajima Hiroyuki
 


The Exhibition ‘LIFE’ closed yesterday.
Thank you for your visit.
 
‘Our society consists of various people.’
This was my motivation for this exhibition and a power to make a lot of variation. I’m glad that Many people came to see the show and had various impression.
 
“It reminds me the faces and figures of my friends.
365 ‘LIFE’ pieces on papers suggested me the importance of my daily life.
I was sitting in front of pieces for a long time, then encouraged very much.
I could find the piece which represents the past, the present and the future of my life.”
 
It’s my pleasure that this exhibition could be a chance to think about our ‘LIFE’.
I’m looking forward to seeing you again in the next exhibition.
Thank you.
 
Nakajima Hiroyuki
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The exhibition “生/LIFE” is being held now.
I’m looking forward to your visit.
June 7th-13th, 10:00-19:30 (Last day 10:00-17:00)
Bunkamura Box Gallery
2-24-1 Shibuya-ku Dogenzaka Tokyo, 150-8507
 
There is no end to the number of people who die due to war and starvation. There is no end to suicides and solitary death. The gap between the rich and poor is widening and a society of the unknown dead is deepening. Intolerance of diversity is spreading in our world.
In times like these, I hope this exhibition will be a chance to think about our ‘LIFE’.
 
Nakajima Hiroyuki
Photo: Takashi Hayasaka 
 
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Performance in Stadtmuseum in Siegburg Germany on June 3rd.
My performance with with Holger Mantey (piano)
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Dear YU-ICHI,
Finally I have come here,
since I met your work at the first time in Kyoto in 1989.
 
Left: Flower 2011 Chinese ink on paper 171×69
Right: Moon 2011 Chinese ink on paper 171×69
Back: Moon by YU-ICHI Inoue 141×180
Photo: Yurika Toyama
 
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Exhibition “HOMAGE to YU-ICHI by THE 7th TEN-SAKU-KAI”
 

Yu-ichi Inoue (1916-1985) is a famed calligrapher representing the 20th century. This Exhibition is held by artists who are deeply influenced by Yu-ichi Inoue, exploring to make new history of calligraphy after him. It is held once in two year and I participate in the 7th Ex. at the first time. The fact that I encountered Yu-ichi’s works in Kyoto in my thirties made me to be a calligrapher.
 
July 1st — July 5th, 2015
AM11:00-PM6:00 (The first day PM2:00-8:00, The last day AM11:00-PM5:00)
Mitaka City Arts Center
6-12-14 Kamirenjaku Mitaka-shi Tokyo, 181-0012 Japan
-Symposium-
“exchange questions and answers about calligraphy”
From 17:00 on July 4th
Chairmanship: Unagami Masaomi
 
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This is the third performance in the tour in Germany 2015.
with Holger Mantey (piano)
on June 7th at Die Käs in Frankfurt an Main
This is programed in the Japanese movie festival the 15th “Nippon Connection”.
 
 
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Performance in Siegburg/Germany
This is the second performance in the tour in Germany 2015.
“Sun and Moon”
with Holger MANTEY (Piano)
on June 3rd, 2015 at Stadtmuseum
 
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Performance in Karlsruhe/Germany
This is the first performance in the tour in Germany 2015.
with Seimo YAMAGUCHI (Shakuhachi) and Yuta TOSHIHIRO (Taiko)
on May 31st, 2015 at Karlsburg Durlach
 
Video by Seimo YAMAGUCHI
“Shakuhachi×Taiko×Calligraphy performanced
in Schloss,Karlsruhe,Durlach 30.05.2015”
 

 
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The 7th TENSAKUKAI
Exhibition in “homage to Yuichi Inoue”
 
Yuichi Inoue (1916-1985) is a famed calligrapher representing the second half of the 20th century. This Exhibition is held by artists who are deeply influenced by Yuichi Inoue, exploring to make new history of calligraphy after him.
 
July 1st — July 5th, 2015
AM11:00-PM6:00 (The first day PM2:00-8:00, The last day AM11:00-PM5:00)
Mitaka City Arts Center
6-12-14 Kamirenjaku Mitaka-shi Tokyo, 181-0012 Japan
 
-Artists-
ISHIKAWA CHINO(Japan)
YI LIAO(China)
WEI MO(China)
UNAGAMI HARUYASU(Japan)
OOI PEK LENG (Malaysia)
KATO SHUMA(Japan)
CLAUDIA SPIELMANN(Germany)
KORE-EDA CHIEKO(Japan)
SASAKI TOYOAKI(Japan)
SANDAIMEUOTAKEHAMADASHIGEO(Japan)
ZHANG YEHONG(China)
THOMAS BAUMHEKEL(Germany)
NAKAJIMA HIROYUKI(Japan)
HASHIGUCHI LINTALOW(Japan)
HINO KIMIHIKO(Japan)
HEIZO(Japan)
HONJOU KENSEKI(Japan)
MORIMOTO JUNKO(Japan)
YAMAGUCHI HOUSUI(Japan)
YAMAMOTO HISASHI(Japan)
YUGAMI HISAO(Japan)
LI JIE(China)
LEE HSIN-MING(Taiwan)
LU ZI ZHEN(China)
 
-Invited Artists-
INOUE YU-ICHI(Japan)
NICOLAI WELSH(Switzerland)
 
-Symposium-
“exchange questions and answers about calligraphy”
From 17:00 on July 4th
Chairmanship: Unagami Masaomi
 
 
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INFORMATION:
 
I am glad to inform about the program of my performance in Germany.
In this tour, I collaborate with Japanese and German musicians.
I am looking forward to seeing you.
 
May 31st – 18:00
KARLSRUHE
with Seimo YAMAGUCHI (Shakuhachi) and Yuta TOSHIHIRO (Taiko)
at Festsaal der Karlsburg Durlach
Pfinztalstrasse 9, 76227 Karlsruhe, GERMANY
admission fee: 8,00 euro
Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft Karlsruhe e.V.
E-Mail: info@djg-karlsruhe.de
 
June 3rd – 19:00
SIEGBURG
with Tony CLARK (Shakuhachi), Holger MANTEY (Piano) and Yuta TOSHIHIRO (Taiko)
at Stadtmuseum
Markt 46, 53721 Siegburg, GERMANY
admission free
Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft Siegburg e.V.
E-Mail: c.b.holtermann@djg-siegburg.de
 
June 7th – 15:30
FRANKFURT am MAIN
“Nippon Connection / The 15th Japanese Film Festival”
with Tony CLARK (Shakuhachi), Holger MANTEY (Piano) and Yuta TOSHIHIRO (Taiko)
at Die Käs
Waldschmidtstrasse 19, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY
admission fee: 12,00 euro
 
WEB PAGE: ”Nippon Connection”
FACEBOOK: ”Nippon Connection”
 

From 2 to 7 June 2015 the Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt am Main celebrates its 15th anniversary. The origins of Japanese film festival Nippon Connection can be dated back to the year 1999. By now the audience numbers have reached 16,000, with many visitors coming to Frankfurt from all around the world to see the latest Japanese films. Nippon Connection has become the biggest platform for current Japanese cinema outside of Japan. Most of the films presented here are shown as German, European or even world premieres.
On the last day of the festival, June 7th, I show my performance with musicians.

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