032 "We pray peace from Mt.KOYA" framed print for UGANDA/CAMBODIA/TOHOKU
In May of 2015… sacred site of the Shingon Buddhist sect Mt Koya Ekoin Temple…
an unusual art event took place…
The venue: the Ekoin Temple at Mt Koya.
Held at the Ajikan dōjō, a place open to all for contemplation and Zen meditation.
(Ajikan is a form of meditation practised in Shingon Esoteric Buddhism. Read more here)
Here, men and women from all countries, and of all ages ~ from 4 to 70 years old ~ have gathered to engage with the monks' mantras, accompanied by contrabass and synthesizers, through 'rakugaki art'.
A truly unique experience.
Everyone sits and listens to the sounds with closed eyes.
And then, hands holding pens and crayons begin to spontaneously move and draw on the white paper before them.
A total of 45 pieces…
"We pray peace from Mt.KOYA" is a collage of rakugaki drawings and paintings, based on the themes of 'hometown' and 'peace', made by children in Uganda and Cambodia, and those created that day of a compassion that transcends age, race and borders.
This Unissograff artwork, as a form of 'meditation rakugaki art', demonstrates our ability to vanquish the borders that we perceive between ourselves.
"We pray peace from Mt.KOYA" is an artistic interpretation of its theme, the ad-lib session "JAZZ KOYA".
Listen and view the artwork on video here:
This beautiful digital framed print is hand prepared to order by craftsmen in London, UK (please expect up to one week for delivery).*¹
Unissograff is art that would be incomplete without children.
This work is a collaboration of the original rakugaki pictures created with this event and those entrusted by the children of Uganda and Cambodia, and therefore 20% of the net proceeds generated from each purchase is donated towards the educational and social infrastructure support activities of the Cambodian and Cambodian offices of Certified NPO Terra Renaissance and NPO Baby Smile Ishinomaki, who jointly managed the Rakugaki Art workshops with Unissograff artist ca37.
Uganda original rakugaki art album
Cambodia original rakugaki art album
Tohoku original rakugaki art album
Perhaps you might like this design as a stylish T-shirt? Or maybe a bag?
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