PIGMENT TOKYO, an art materials lab operated by Warehouse TERRADA, will present “PIGMENT COLOR PHILOSOPHY,” a talk session series to explore art thinking by improving aesthetics from October 24th (Wed.). Recently, businesses are requiring management strategies based on aesthetics and art thinking. However, there is an issue of “not knowing effective techniques to put aesthetic thinking to practical use” since these are specialized techniques. PIGMENT TOKYO focuses on colors which are elements of beauty close to everyone, and will offer ideas to solve this issue through a talk session series. The guest speakers of the event have been engaged in creative activities in their respective fields and will present their own ideas of beauty gained through their continuous study and research. The first in this series, entitled “Story of Colors in Japanese Flower Arrangement,” will feature Ryuho Sasaoka, the head master of the Mishoryu-Sasaoka School of Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arrangement). Centering on colors, he will talk about his theoretical ideas gained in studying architecture, and his sense and intuition to recognize beauty developed through Ikebana. He will talk about “the ability to think with awareness” to cultivate aesthetics. At future sessions, professionals in business, technology, culture, entertainment and various other fields will be invited as guests to share their world of magnificent stories about “color” through each speaker’s philosophy of colors as a professional.
[Overview of PIGMENT COLOR PHILOSOPHY Vol.1]
– Title: Vol.1 “Story of Colors in Japanese Flower Arrangement”
– Speakers: Ryuho Sasaoka, the head master of the Mishoryu-Sasaoka School of Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arrangement) and Kei Iwaizumi (Director of PIGMENT TOKYO)
– Date and Time: October 24th, 2018 (Wed.) 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM – Venue: PIGMENT TOKYO (2-5-5 Higashi Shinagawa Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo TERRADA Harbor One Building 1F)
– Capacity: 50 persons – Admission: 5,000 yen
– Ticket application process: Advance reservation required / first-come, first-served basis / Click the ticket booking site (https://pigment.tokyo/workshop/detail?id=41) for more details
Ikebana was originally, like the tea ceremony and calligraphy, one of the accomplishments of Japan’s samurai class. Ikebana is respected around the world with the listening to the voice of plants and introspection regarded as expressions of a philosophical act to face the world and the universe. In this talk session, Ryuho Sasaoka will talk about the idea of recognizing aesthetics through the theme of “color,” touching on the theoretical ideas he gained in studying architecture, and his sense and intuition to recognize beauty developed by Ikebana.
■ Guest Speaker’s biography
Ryuho Sasaoka, the head master of the Mishoryu-Sasaoka School of Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arrangement) school. Born in Kyoto in 1974. Graduated from the Faculty of Engineering of Kyoto University (Master of Engineering, School of Architecture). From the age of three, he received ikebana instruction from his grandfather Kunpo Sasaoka, succeeding him to become the third head of the school in 2011. He creates arrangements before live audiences at major events in overseas countries and also supervised the flower arrangements for the venue of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in 2016.
[About PIGMENT TOKYO]
PIGMENT TOKYO is an art materials research lab connecting artistic expression both with tradition and the future, and develops the ingredients for that expression – colorants and adhesive vehicles for mixing paints, calligraphy brushes and paintbrushes – in a unique creativity center fusing an art academy and a museum with an art materials store. With pigments in 4500 hues, 200 varieties of aged ink sticks, 50 different vehicles for paint blending, it offers materials of rare and surpassing quality created with techniques from all times and places. Also, PIGMENT is taking unique approaches to research, educate and popularize “art materials,” their “usage,” and furthermore “expression” produced by this harmony.
[About Warehouse TERRADA]
Since the foundation in 1950, Warehouse TERRADA has been cultivating better storage techniques and making proactive action on the capital investment in order to store and preserve items under the best environment. Expanding our business beyond the traditional warehousing, we are currently pursuing the preservation and restoration technique to raise the value of stored items and pass it on to the next generations. We are also developing a business to create a hub to output the new culture by making a full use of our knowledge as a professional in space creation. Our storage technologies for items that require high expertise such as artworks, audio-visual media, and wines have been receiving a great reputation by each industry.
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