Denenchofu Sakura Zaka: Lecture on Calligraphy and History
Tokyo, Japan, 2016 | Interior
Denenchofu Sakura Zaka is a charming address whose name means “the hill of the cherry blossoms.” This site is located within a development of single family houses. Prepared for the model house, this piece draws inspiration from the name of this unique address, taking its cues from the shape of the twigs that grow on the cherry blossom tree, the gently falling petals that adorn the ground beneath its branches, and the faint smells of the cherry blossom season. To achieve this, ancient inks of red and blue color were used to evoke the memory of cherry blossoms. A large void in the piece allows the viewer to complete the pieces, filling the void space with their own memories of cherry blossoms.