A lecture and demonstration you may be interested in, given by the wife of our Consul General!
The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco together with Satsuki-Kai, the Asian Art Museum, and the Japan Society of Northern California presents…
"Bonseki" Lecture and Demonstration at the Asian Art Museum by Mrs. Midori Inomata.
WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 2012
WHERE: Asian Art Museum (Samsung Hall)
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
ADMISSION: Free with museum admission and open to the public.
ABOUT THE LECTURER:
Mrs. Midori Inomata is the wife of the Consul General of Japan in San Francisco and the Honorary President of Satsuki-Kai
ABOUT THE BONSEKI:
Bonseki is the art of portraying scenery by the ingenious arrangement of quartz sand, pebbles and natural rocks (shaped like miniature mountains) on a black lacquer tray. Senno-Rikkyu, the Grand Master of the Tea Ceremony, was an enthusiastic follower of Bonseki.Bonseki enjoyed great popularity during the Edo Period, the time of the "Shogun."
You are now invited to enjoy the ancient art of Bonseki, Japan's traditional miniature art displaying a world of seasonal beauty and nature depicted with the utmost delicacy.