It is a place where Art meets Shojin Ryori - a Japanese monastery style cooking. It is an opportunity for people to meet and share. It is a space where we all collaborate to find what we all are looking for. Jizo caf? is led by Japanese Soto Zen priest, Ninsho Kakinuma and his student Muchu Matsune
Tuesday, May 24th, 2005 7PM~9PM Alexander Body Dynamics by Fumi Sasa Fumi Sasaさんによるアレギザンダーボディーダイナミックス
Saturday, May 28, 2005 4PM~6PM Incense Workshop by Kihachiro Nishiura 西浦スタイルお香ワークショップ $35 Limited to 8 participants 参加者８人まで
ASOBIKOU About 1000 years ago, people used to enjoy “NERIKOU”-kneaded incense-, which was said to be an elegant entertainment. In the Tale of GENJI, a famous aristocratic love story written about a thousand years ago, NERIKOU was a customary event, where people used to gather to present their own, and enjoy others. At "ASOBIKOU," you will explore how Japanese traditional ingredients as well as essential oils and herbs blend new modern types of “NERIKOU”. The essential part of this “ASOBIKOU” is to feel Eastern and Western fragrance blends , to create your own new fragrance, and of course to enjoy this part of Japanese culture. Why not come and enjoy this elegant time by slipping into the time of the Tale of Genji. In the relaxing atmosphere with the beauty of incense fragrance. The time you will spend, is sure to be enjoyable and you will experience beautiful Japanese culture through this gathering.
Kihachiro Nishiuro( - instructor) Kihachiro Nishiura, the owner of Nishiura Ryokusui Do antique store in Tokyo, is a descendent of the founder of Nishiura-yaki Pottery. Nishiura-yaki has a long history and is valued by antique collectors throughout the world. He was born in Tokyo in 1970 and has a Mater’s degree in Geophysics from Ohio University. He has been studying Tea ceremony, Flower arrangement, Incense, and Calligraphy since his childhood. With many years of discipline and his deep love for Japanese traditional arts, he founded Nishiura Style in June, 2002. Nishiura Style is a blend of modern and traditional art form, which allows people to express their own uniqueness freely. Now his unconventional style spreads not only in Japan but also in San Francisco Bay Area and England. Monthly classes are held regularly in the Bay Area.