Performance at Philadelphia Museum of Arts

Koji Kakinuma performed for the event “Japan Night” Friday, Mar 2nd as a part of “Art After 5″series.

“Art After 5” is a unique blend of entertainment held every Friday from 5:00 p.m.–8:45 p.m. in the Great Stair Hall.

Performer: Masayo Ishigure(Japanese Koto), Koji Kakinuma(Japanese Calligrapher)
The performances were scheduled for 5:45 p.m.–6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.

Art works of the Performance:
“Four Seasons In Manyo’s Ancient World”
Excerpts from the Manyoshu collection of poetry (4,500 classical poems). Four poems are selected as writing models which express the quintessential spirit of each season.

“Wind, flower, snow and moon”
Four words to suggest a sense of the traditional Japanese natural beauty.

“A Warrior’s Life”
It’s called “Trancework”, one of Kakinuma’ s speciality. Here, the phrase “live” is repeated around 400 times, exhorting one to overcome the vicissitudes of life and thrive no matter what obstacles stand in one’s way.

Philadelphia Museum of Arts

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