Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Exhibit: Kishio Takeda


These flowering trees
are so extravagent,
they seem like some kind of
benign alien life form
that has come to planet earth
to help humanity advance
to a higher level.

According to Wikipedia,
in Japan, cherry blossoms are:

"an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life, an aspect of Japanese cultural tradition that is often associated with Buddhistic influence, and which is embodied in the concept of mono no aware. The association of the cherry blossom with mono no aware dates back to 18th-century scholar Motoori Norinaga. The transience of the blossoms, the extreme beauty and quick death, has often been associated with mortality"

In his last exhibit
Kishio took us to a variety of
scenic places.

But this time,
the show feels like
a pilgrimage
in honor
of the cherry tree.


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