28m 00s
Conversations: A Landscape Gardener and a Glass Artist
Core Kyoto
28m 00s

Broadcast on May 6, 2021
Available until March 31, 2024

Shigemori Chisao, grandson of landscape gardener Mirei, creates modern gardens in Japan and abroad, taking inspiration from dry-landscape Karesansui. This type of garden evolved in Zen temples in the 1400s and uses rocks to represent land and water. In his original glassworks artist Nishinaka Yukito recreates the "imperfect beauty" tea master Oda Urakusai advocated 400 years ago. Explore what it means to recompose beauty through 2 artists heavily influenced by the giants of the Kyoto artworld.