Saturday, 22 March 2008

Quote Of The Day (22/03/08)

Not really a musical statement but important none the less, perhaps.

'With our thoughts we make the world.'

Ikebana (Japanese traditional flower arrangement) was established in the Muromachi period (1333-1568). Prior to that, people had a custom of offering arranged flowers to Buddha, therefore the concept of ikebana developed into one that expresses something Buddhistic or divine. It also embraces harmony with nature.

Incidentally the film maker Hiroshi Teshigahara`s father Sofu was a famous Ikebana artist, hmm, interesting (of course it shouldn`t need mentioning that Takemitsu worked with Teshigahara, should it?)

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