(which is the stage in which
he moon is reflected)
photo by OMOTE Nobutada
I likened ceramic-boards with the wave-pattern to the waterfall painting, and combined a temporary setting work (garden) “Fives plates” by gathering together those ceramic objects and plates with the wave-pattern at my atelier.
This garden is easily combined and is put away. and every parts of the work will be possible to revert to their original role immediately.
When saying space of setting, there is a ten foot square hermitage where Kamono Chomei lived in Kamakura era. He was poet and recluse and built a hermit’s hut, also named Hojo, that could be easily assembled and then dismantled.
A temporary space provides unlimited freedom.
And “Hojo” refers to the Indian Buddhist ascetic Yuima Koji’s three-metre square dwelling’s name.
According to legend, 8500 “Bosatsu” and “Budhisattva” visited this dwelling.
This infinite space-spirit of Hojo leads to the setting hermitage , to the present small Tsubo-garden and to “Water-Falls on Five-plates” of mine.