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PAUL BRIOT NEW BOOK RELEASE, 2017: LE RAYONNANT…UN ART VERS L’INFINI

Elevated Art by Dr. Paul Briot.  Book Release 2017, Shodo Illustrations Saiso Shimada & Original Music Created for Text by the Shakuhatchi Musician Masaki Nakamura

EU EMBASSY RESIDENCE TOKYO 13 NEW SHODO PAINTINGS BY SAISO SHIMADA FOR ELEVATED ART

PAINTINGS AT EXHIBIT SELECTED TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE PHILOSOPHER DR. PAUL BRIOT’S LATEST 2017 EDITION OF LE RAYONNANT UN ART VERS L’INFINI

Saiso Shimada meditated on 13 passages in the book Le Rayonnant by Dr. Paul Briot, saw images after the meditation and painted them for us to share.   We hosted 5 or so private events showing this new art.  These events included diplomats, artists, including a Noh actor, Sumie masters, Designer, Novelist, Qi Gong Master, Yogis, and even a Zen Monk.

 

EU EMBASSY RESIDENCE PRIVATE EVENT TOKYO SAISO SHIMADA EXPLAINS LOVE

Former Ambassador’s wife of Japan to Mexico, Italy, Malaysia, Marie France Terada translates Saiso Shimada’s painting on love.  In the background Mr. Yukio Saito, the man who started Suicide Hotline in Japan.  An evening with innovators in many fields.

 

SHAKUHATCHI MUSICIAN MASAKI NAKAMURA CREATES ORIGINAL MUSIC TO SAISO SHIMADA’S SHODO PAINTINGS & DR. PAUL BRIOT’S TEXT

Nakamura Masaki after seeing the painting Faces of Suns asks the Shodo artist Saiso Shimada to borrow it for three days.  He takes it home, meditates on the painting and the text by Dr. Paul Briot and creates original music for the painting.  This video is taken at Nirmal Yoga Studio in Tokyo and combined shodo painting with shakuhatchi music.

 

MUSICIAN NAKAMURA  JOINS MEDITATIONS WITH SAISO SHIMADA & NATHALIE ISHIZUKA CREATING A NEW SERIES OF MEDITATIVE MUSIC & IMAGES

Masaki Nakamura, the son of Buddhist monk and from a family of monks (his brother has taken over the responsibilities of the temple), was destined to become a monk.   However, his passion for shakuhatchi turned him to sound as a means to inspire and elevate.  Masaki, who had never formerly meditated (except mantras) intrigued by the changes in Saiso Shimada’s paintings after meditation came to meditate with the Shodo Artist Saiso Shimada and Nathalie Ishizuka to create new music.  The three created new music together.  Nathalie introduced Masaki to the yogi Nirmal Raj Gyawali for him to continue his meditations after she left Japan. This video takes place in Nirmal’s yoga studio in Tokyo and includes the shodo artist Saiso Shimada painting to original music.

 

A DAY OF ULTIMATE HAPPINESS WITH SAISO SHIMADA, MASAKI NAKAMURA, A DOCUMENTARY FILM MAKER HARYUN KIM AND THE YOGI NIRMAL

Asked by Haryun Kim, a talented and sensitive documentary film maker who speaks Chinese, Korean and Japanese,  we moved to Nirmal Yoga Studios to show how music and shodo combine into one art in a flow of ultimate happiness for us all.  We experienced a beautiful meditation with the yogi Nirmal and enjoyed the most intriguing conversation over lunch together on a terrace.  A day of bliss in the life of artists…

 

AN EARLY VIDEO OF ISHINOMAKI AND HOW WE CAN CHANGE OURSELVES ONE SMILE AT A TIME.

TIS International School donates a playground up north and a Clown, an artist or ambassasor of smiles lights up the area with grins.  Each of us makes a difference.