The 15th of June, unlike the last year, it was a warm sunny day. All my works arrived at the club house where the Japanisches Sommerfest 2013 was held. This year, I was upstairs where more tables were.
This is my table this year.
My neighbour was a girl who sold Shibori hand towels. They were pretty and she had many people asking her the method all the time. I was one of them. She was kind enough to explain to me after hundreds times.
“Ihr Name in Japanisch”, your name in Japanese.
I know many westerners want their name in Kanji but I prefer to write in Hiragana.
Hiragana and Katakana are phonetic and since western names don´t change in Japanese and we just pronounce what you say, I think it´s more appropriate to write them in Hiragana.
I had some works framed.
People seemed to like framed work more than unframed. I guess it´s easier to imagine how it would be hanging in their house wall.
Although the program said “demonstration”, I didn´t have a particular performance programmed this day. My demonstration was to write names and some words they liked.
But some visitors did ask me about the demonstration, so I started writing some ancient songs such as Haiku or Tanka. I even wrote some part of Makura no Soushi (枕草子/ The Pillow Book) by Seisho Nagon (清少納言).
People came to exhibit were nice. The organiser came with Onigiri but she came hiding behind her back. I guess she didn´t have it for everyone. Sweet.
I had a good day and enjoy being there.
Thank to Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft Berlin who invited me to exhibit there.