【Events at Itoya X Anya Hindmarch - LONDON】 Visit my special Japanese Calligraphy Workshops in October!
Itoya of Giza, Tokyo Japan is at the Village Hall of Anya Hindmarch in London! A unique collaboration with the legendary Japanese speciality stationers, Itoya, founded in 1904. This is the first time the Village Hall hosts an external store, and the first time the cult, family-owned Tokyo stationery shop has come to the UK, bringing its beautiful product selection. The concept fuses Anya Hindmarch’s well-known passion for organisation with Itoya’s devotion to creativity and inspiration.
More details, visit the page: https://www.anyahindmarch.com/pages/itoya-x-anya-hindmarch
The event with Shodo is on Saturday 7th October. My calligraphy workshops are planned at these time frames below. -11am-12.30pm -2.30pm-4pm At the Village 'Itoya X Anya Hindmarch' 11 Pont St, London SW1X 9EH
Body-Art Project Since 2001 in London, I've started this Body-Art Project and collaborated with various photographers and video makers and story models. In the last 12 years I have focused on telling the personal hidden stories, individual poetry by calligraphing on the skin of the story model. There are many stories that cannot be told in words but in calligraphed poetry. I called the series 'Can you hear me?!' By calligraphing the poetry on their skin, I realised that the process of calligraphing the words with mindful energy could also help to heal their disconnection, wounds, traumas and find a unified way between body and soul. It is a very intense process, but I love the positive healing energy. I tell the story with my poetry and calligraphy on the skin. This is the story of Alba with Karin’s eyes.
Body-Art 'Can you hear me?!' KINTSUKUROI - Golden Trace with Alba Director and photographer : Karin Berndl ( www.karinberndl.com ) Calligrapher : Rie Takeda (www.rietakeda.com) Story Model : Alba Cid (https://albacid.com/en/home) Poem KINTSUKUROI 金繕い Golden Trace : Intro by Alba Cid and main text by Rie Takeda June 2023
I was featured in this article about calligraphy for Mazda’s Stories-website. The visionary looks beautiful! Have a good look at the full scale of the images and video on a bigger screen. Another article about calligraphy and my teaching method will be published soon. Words Alice Gordenker Images Alun Callender More images and texts, visit their web here : English: Mazda stories French:
【Spirit Of Shizen at National Museum of Natural History 】
The unique exhibition of “Spirit of Shizen-Japan’s Nature through 72 micro-seasons” is now open! My art works all over the show, intergraded harmoniously even on the lift door! Two sets of calligraphy workshops will be acompppanied. It is wonderful to show the art of Japanese Calligraphy at the museum!
National Museum of Natural History in Luxembourg. 01.July to 28 August. @naturmusee
An artistic collaboration with Bravo Niagara, Canada. For a new multidisciplinary production - ''Kimiko's Pearl" Featuring original music, sound design, ballet, and visual art. Kimiko’s Pearl unfurls the bittersweet story of one family – spanning four generations – set against the turbulent backdrop of World War II. It is told through the eyes of Kimiko, a 15-year-old Toronto girl who discovers an old family trunk containing her great-grandfather’s diary and other precious keepsakes. As Kimiko reads the diary, her family’s tale comes to life before her eyes. Kimiko’s story reflects the tragedies and triumphs of Japanese Canadian families before, during and after World War II. Their harsh experiences attest to heroism and hope in the face of racism. https://www.kimikospearl.com
World Premiere of Kimiko’s Pearl J U N E 2 2 - 2 3 , 2 0 2 4 Presented by the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON, Canada
【Desmond & Dempsey x Rie Takeda】
A collaboration with D & D. An intricately hand-painted print containing seven (!) tropical D&D prints (note the Samurai garments!), alongside Kabuki make-up and traditional weapons. The writing and new label read D&D in Shodo style calligraphy. Strictly limited edition.
【Kin X Rie Takeda】 The collaboration with KIN by John Lewis. The collection is now Live and looking great! Each design was inspired by my Painted Poems series.
John Lewis Online shop: www.johnlewis.com/kin/RieTakeda
New collaboration with Kin/John Lewis, U.K.
I am happy to share the news about the latest collaboration with Kin /John Lewis for the spring & summer 2020. Several of my Painted Poems were developed and designed for this beautiful collection. So excited to wear them all! They will be in all john Lewis U.K.stores and online in April. I will update more details and info in coming months.
I was working on the project with an inspired FALL OF THE SAMURAI team. Now I'd like to share the news and a new logo! I am very honoured to be featured in their blog as well - the interview is here. Check out the full interview at the link here : A Total War Saga: FALL OF THE SAMURAI has a brand new logo - complete with traditional Japanese calligraphy. “A COEXISTENCE OF STRENGTH AND CONCENTRATED LIGHTNESS”: AN INTERVIEW WITH TOTAL WAR SAGA: FALL OF THE SAMURAI CALLIGRAPHER RIE TAKEDA- BEHIND THE SCENES www.totalwar.com/blog/an-interview-with-fall-of-the-samurai-calligrapher-rie-takeda/
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Ainu Art Project
Since last winter, I started a new art project. The focus theme is the Ainu Art and Design. I’ve been doing lots of research about the field and analyzing the patterns and their complexity. Work in progress.
Exhibition in London 2019
“ Painted Poems “ 1st - 18th March 2019 Sway Gallery, London Private view opening : Thursday 28th February 6 - 8 pm Artist Talk & Demonstration: Saturday 9th March at 3 pm The theme is - Now and Then, Here and Now Sway Gallery presents a carefully curated selection of works by Japanese artist and calligrapher Rie Takeda, taken from her ‘Painted Poems’ series. ‘Painted Poems’ radiates with an embrace of unified harmony, striving to create a Natsukashii feeling～a warm nostalgia paired with the momentum of the here and now. Original poems pour into calligraphic design compositions, flowing with rich colours, patterns and an atmospheric spirit. The soul of the poems is painted out into vibrant life. The art of calligraphy, traditional craftsmanship, symbolism, Wabi-Sabi and Haiku-inspired poetry are all interlaced in this glowing collection. SWAY GALLERY 70-72 Old Street EC1V 9AN London tel/fax: +44 (0)20-7253-5851 e-mail: email@example.com / Web: http://london.sway-gallery.com/
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