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Nakamura, Masaki, Anime

2018年11月17日(土) 『遙かなる時空の中で3』 日時:2018年11月17日(土) 会場: 世田谷区民会館 ホール 交通:東急世田谷線 松陰神社前駅下車 徒歩5分 詳しくは公式サイトをご覧ください

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Nakamura, Masaki, Ohayashi Project

2018年9月18日(火) お囃子プロジェクトvol.12 日時:2018年9月18日(火) 開 演:①15:00 ②19:30 開場は各30分前 会 場:ヤマハ銀座スタジオ チケット:3,000円(全席自由) チケット販売日:2018年7月20日(金)10:00 ※​先行発売7/9〜先着 ​【チケット取り扱い】 ◎チケットぴあ 0570-02-9999[Pコード120-499] ◎ローソンチケット0570-084-003[Lコード31979]0570-000-407(オペレーター10:00~20:00) ローソン、ミニストップ店内Loppi ◎イープラスファミマーマート店内Famiポート

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Nakamura Masaki, Otodama Sea Studio

  日時:2018年9月7日(金) OPEN 14:00  /START 14:30 会場:OTODAMA SEA STUDIO(神奈川県三浦市三浦海岸)

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Saiso Shimada, The 33th Hakusuikai Calligraphy Exhibit

2018 November 20th to 25th 11:00 to 19:00 Ginza Kanematsu Hall 5F Ginza Kanematsu BLDG, Ginza 6-9-9, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

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Saiso Shimada, The 70th Mainichi Calligraphy Exhibit

2018 July 11th to August 5th The National Art Center, Roppongi 7-22-2, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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Musical Paintings Shaku-hatchi

The talented musician Nakamura Masaki interpreted in Shaku-hatchi six Artistic Propositions by Dr. Paul Briot.

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Masaki Nakamura, Shakuhachi

From a family of Buddhist monks, Nakamura was supposed to take over the temple and become a monk but instead decided to pursue the spirit through music.

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Shimada Saiso Japanese Calligraphy Shodo

SAISO SHIMADA: How many artists do you know when asked to draw their auto-portrait draw their spirit?

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About Beyond Our Best Experience

Sharing what Visionaries who Meditate can do to Transform their Fields of Competence.

Join us — artists, philosophers, meditators, yogis, scientists and people from a variety of fields to incite the individual and collective imagination.  Together we can go beyond our best and anchor powerful experiences elevating and inspiring with inner silence, beauty and realization.  Showcasing on this site will be visionaries in art and meditation who can create a moment of inner silence in the viewer.   In the future we will also interview talented artists and leaders in their fields who meditate and create a community of geniuses who can transform their disciplines and enjoy each other’s company.


Dr. Paul Briot, a philosopher and poet, created artistic propositions on a new visionary art in his 2014, 2017 and 2018 book — Le Rayonnant, un art vers l’infini (Editions Caracteres)  that has been interpreted by talented artists who meditate.

His 2018 book includes meditative music and paintings accessible through the mobile.  Music has been created for 6 passages and 6 paintings by two visionary artists and meditators.

Art can do what words cannot.  At its height, art elevates us to what is most noble or beautiful within.  Let our life be art.


Nathalie Leiko Ishizuka is the Director of Beyond Our Best a movement she cofounded with Dr. Paul Briot, that sees crisis as an opportunity to re-invent ourselves silently.   Dr. Paul Briot’s book, Le Rayonnant, and his artistic propositions found in that book and on this site have created a small movement with high level artists in Japan who meditate after the tusami, earthquake and nuclear incident.

Today Nathalie is accompanying a few individuals committed to changing themselves, their organizations and their fields with tested techniques of meditation and one area of competence beyond a previous best.  As a meditation and competence coach she tackles issues that matter most to people at their very core.  Contact her at


“Mediation is the core of all fundamental change and innovation,” says Ishizuka.  “Unless we meditate consciously or unconsciously, for the most part we are just repeating the past.  It is only through inner silence that we can re-invent ourselves and this world.”

“My dream is to see a world with an additional 10, 100 or 1000 people in each country who meditate at high levels and experience a competence in one field of expertise where they go far beyond a previous best.  This includes artists, CEOs, doctors, scientists, engineers, diplomats, homemakers and world leaders.  “Such an individual and collective journey may be just enough to transform ourselves and our world,” says Ishizuka.


“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.