The Eyes of Truth

Nonki Nishimura

I lived in Poznan for one year 4 years ago. I wanted to paint my arts and try Cultural Exchange. But European Cultural is very different from Japanese. I felt culture shock, and couldn’t draw anything during one month. Why I couldn’t paint? That is from the deference from philosophy, and lifestyle. Japanese lifestyle is sitting style. Our house made by wood and paper. We have Fusuma and Shōji. Old Japanese Famous Arts are on Fusuma and partition, not on wall. We lived long time by sitting, slept on Tatami. Our eyes saw from down area. Our philosophy comes from our lifestyle.

After come back Japan, I start to do my “AT ARTS” exhibition and residency at Takamiya in Shiga.