Now Chifumi and I are living in countryside where name is Kitaibaraki city. It took from Tokyo 3 hours by a car. Kitaibaraki city is sorrunding small mountain and on pacific ocean. Pople live with nature, like cultuvate and fising ... These are almost my imagenations. To tell the truth, Only old generation live with nature so young generation live in the town.
I'm working with city office. Because their plan is to make better city with art. We moved this town 3years ago. Now we are living in the small village in this city. almost people want to live city. so in Japan so many countryside might disappear as town and village.
6 years ago, We traveled around Mediterranean sea, stayed Spain, Italy, Zambia, Egypt, Morocco. That time, I understand way of livings are very different in the world. It is diversity, It is natural system. That time, I understand way of livings are very different in the world. It is diversity, It is natural system. but progress try to make people same, or people want competitions.
at Morocco, with a help you and green olive art, we stayed a week countryside. we wanted homestay because we wanted to know local daily life. you introduced to us a family. that house was modern family. That was very comfortable. They realized what we want, so they offered us to go countryside.
That way we experienced local moroccan life. They cultivate land to get vegetables, They make oven with earth, water and fire to get bread. Ride a horse, kill the sheep, on the ground smithery.
Like this, I found what art is. Art is to make living, to make useful things from around ourselves. This might be my strange imagination. so I had to practice this concept in Japan. Therefore when I went back Japan, we started to make our own lifestyle.
Art can create the reality in front of you, "not us, each of you and me". Like a to make paintings or sculptures by imaginations.
Do you know Joseph Beuys?