Musical Paintings Shaku-hatchi


THE TALL TOWER

UNE HAUTE COLONNE

背の高い塔

FACES OF SUNS

DES VISAGES DE SOLEILS

太陽の顔

A PURPLE CLOUD

UN NUAGE VIOLET

紫色の雲

PURE SILK

SOIES PURES

純粋な絹

THE WHITE SPINDLE

LE FUSEAU BLANC

白い糸巻き

MASKED SUNS

DES SOLEILS MASQUÉS

仮面をかぶった太陽

Music by Masaki Nakamura
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Shodo Paintings by Saiso Shimada
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Text by Dr. Paul Briot
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Shimada Saiso Japanese Calligraphy Shodo



Beyond Our Best: Creating Inner Silence with Art
 

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Shimada, born in Yamagata Prefecture, studied under Kaian Tanaka.  Her works are on display in Beijing Palace Museum, British Library, Turk Japon Vakfi KuluturMerkezi, Japanisch-Deutsche Gesellchaft, Ukraine National Gallery, and the Lianyungang Museum.  Numerous solo and group exhibitions including EU Embassy Tokyo several private gatherings July 2016, Galleries in Ginza Tokyo, Japan November 2017, the Japanese Embassy in Belgium summer 2017, and Paris, France June 2017.

Her work was commissioned to calligraph the signboard at Musahino Imperial Mausoleum (mausoleum complex of JapaneseEmperors).

Most recently works of her art appeared in the philosopher and poet’s book Dr. Paul Briot’s newest 2017 edition of Le Rayonnant…un art vers l’Infini…   Her recent book Cosmic Calligraphy, the World of Saiso Shimada  (also 2017) is introduced with forward written by the curator of the State Hermitage Museum : Aleksey Bogolyubov, a specialist on Japanese art.

“This wonderous space created by her work brings forth pure emotion and will bring deep healing to people’s hearts and minds.”

— Aleksey Bogolyubov, Curator of the State Hermitage Museum

SAISO SHIMADA:  A Rare Combination of Breath, Joy, Energy and Spirit

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Saiso Shimada: Combines Breath, Energy, Joy and Spirit

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Combines profound knowledge of calligraphy with Zen & over 15 years of Kikou (Qigong).  Each stroke is anchored in breath.

It took Nathalie Ishizuka three years to find Saiso Shimada, but it was well worth the wait.

While many artists meditate, Shimada had her own unique style and life exuded from her art with an energy that surprises and heals.

“She uses breath in a way I have never seen before,” says Ishizuka.  Each stroke is advanced yoga, each breath channels energy on to the paper for us to enjoy for many many years ahead.

Energy

ENERGY

Shimada paints together the present and the future: a flow of energy that is Japan’s spirit pointed upwards like a samurai sword.  It is vertical as is the human spirit inciting Japan to move in a new direction and to focus on what is important.  The incision is not horizontal, but vertical.

A new transformation through art.  Since shodo ink captures energy on paper and can keep it for many many years, sitting in front of one of these paintings is a sure way to enfuse oneself with new life.

After one meditation of Shimada not being her body nor her mind, Shimada’s calligraphy changed as did the energy in the characters.  Sitting in front of that painting Ishizuka can still feel its energy.   It sits at my desk to enfuse me with its strength.

 

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The practice of Shimada’s writing itself is a healing experience as is sitting in front of one of her paintings.
Joy arises.
Spaciousness.
A place where time stops.
Behind each painting is a story, a place, an opening.

 

 

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SPIRIT

How many artists when you ask them to draw an auto-portrait draw their spirit?IMG_6532 8Larger Artworks by Saiso Shimada Provide Strong Energy to a SpaceSnapseed 2Saiso Shimada Teaches Shodo in Temples in Tokyo and has been asked by organizations to introduce Shodo and Design at high levels including the Top Design Team at Nike. 
Her work was commissioned to calligraph the signboard at Musahino Imperial Mausoleum (mausoleum complex of Japanese Emperors) and shared with many.
Her spirit and grace makes her presence invaluable and a beautiful gift to us all.

 

Faces of Suns


 

FACES OF SUNS

A field of sunflowers, moving sculptures.  The flowers converse, look after one another, bow in all directions.  Eyelids of suns.  Us.

太陽の顔

ひまわりの畑、動く彫刻。言葉をかわす花々、互いに気遣い合い、さまざまな方向に向かって会釈をしている。太陽のまぶた。私たち。

DES VISAGES DE SOLEILS

Un champ de tournesols, sculptures mobiles.  Les fleurs se parlent, s’entretiennent, s’inclinant en tous sens, paupières de soleils.  Nous.

 

Text

Paul Briot, Le rayonnant… un art vers l’Infini… ?, essai, Publisher Caractères, Paris, 2004, 2017

 

Artists

Shodo Artist Shimada Saiso Interpretation of Author,  Dr. Paul Briot

www.shimadasaiso.com

 

Shaku-Hatchi Artist Masaki Nakamura Interpretation of Author,  Dr. Paul Briot

http://www.masaki-nakamura.com/

 

Publisher

Published by Caracteres, France.  Illustrations by Saiso Shimada.

Founded in 1950 the publisher Caracters has published many reknown writers, poets, mystics, and artists including Rainer Maria Rilke, Pablo Neruda, Sri Aurobindo, and Pablo Picasso.  The book is available directly from the publisher Editions Caracteres, Paris, France.

http://www.editions-caracteres.fr/catalogue/paul-briot-le-rayonnant-un-art-vers-linfini/

 

Beyond Our Best :  Re-inventing Ourselves Silently

Artists (Architects, Opera, Musicians, Dance, Film, Noh, Scientists & Others) Contact Us to Interpret Passage of Dr. Paul Briot’s work in your Field of Expertise.

www.BeyondOurBest.com

 

 

Purple Cloud


A PURPLE CLOUD

A purple cloud condenses into a rain of ideas.

 

紫色の雲

紫色の雲が凝縮して思考の雨となる。

 

UN NUAGE VIOLET

Un nuage violet se condense en une pluie d’idées.

 

Text

Paul Briot, Le rayonnant… un art vers l’Infini… ?, essai, Caractères, Paris, 2004, 2017

 

Artists

Shodo Artist Shimada Saiso Interpretation of Author,  Dr. Paul Briot

www.shimadasaiso.com

 

Shaku-Hatchi Artist Masaki Nakamura Interpretation of Author,  Dr. Paul Briot

http://www.masaki-nakamura.com/

 

Publisher

Published by Caracteres, France.  Illustrations by Saiso Shimada.

Founded in 1950 the publisher Caracters has published many reknown writers, poets, mystics, and artists including Rainer Maria Rilke, Pablo Neruda, Sri Aurobindo, and Pablo Picasso.  The book is available directly from the publisher Editions Caracteres, Paris, France.

http://www.editions-caracteres.fr/catalogue/paul-briot-le-rayonnant-un-art-vers-linfini/

 

Beyond Our Best :  Re-inventing Ourselves Silently

Artists (Architects, Opera, Musicians, Dance, Film, Noh, Scientists & Others) Contact Us to Interpret Passage of Dr. Paul Briot’s work in your Field of Expertise.

www.BeyondOurBest.com

 

 

 

 

Masked Suns


MASKED SUNS

Noble suns move forward masked.  At rare intervals, their veils part, announcing radical changes.  Time, the intermittent revolutionary.

仮面をかぶった太陽

高貴な太陽が仮面をかぶって前進する。ごくまれにベールが上がり、激変を告げる。時間、断続的な革命。

DES SOLEILS MASQUÉS

Des soleils prestigieux s’avancent masqués.
A des rares intervalles, leurs voiles s’écartent,
annonces de changements radicaux.  Le temps, ce révolutionnaire intermittent.

Text

Paul Briot, Le rayonnant… un art vers l’Infini… ?, essai, Publisher Caractères, Paris, 2004, 2017

 

Artists

Shodo Artist Shimada Saiso Interpretation of Author,  Dr. Paul Briot

www.shimadasaiso.com

 

Shaku-Hatchi Artist Masaki Nakamura Interpretation of Author,  Dr. Paul Briot

http://www.masaki-nakamura.com/

 

Publisher

Published by Caractères, France.  Illustrations by Saiso Shimada.

Founded in 1950 the publisher Caracters has published many reknown writers, poets, mystics, and artists including Rainer Maria Rilke, Pablo Neruda, Sri Aurobindo, and Pablo Picasso.  The book is available directly from the publisher Caractères, Paris, France.

http://www.editions-caracteres.fr/catalogue/paul-briot-le-rayonnant-un-art-vers-linfini/

 

Beyond Our Best :  Re-inventing Ourselves Silently

Artists (Architects, Opera, Musicians, Dance, Film, Noh, Scientists & Others) Contact Us to Interpret Passage of Dr. Paul Briot’s work in your Field of Expertise.

www.BeyondOurBest.com