PICTURES OF JAPAN MATSURI IN LISBON

The last month I was invited by the Japanese Embassy in Portugal, to the Japanese Matsuri in Lisbon with other artist, I did the collaboration with Keita Kanazashi a taiko player for the first time, we did a performance of calligraphy and sumi-e togueter, I painted a dragon we met in Bilbao few years ago and we were talking to do the collaboration. Then I was asked to make the design for a T-shirt for his Taiko group Enishi meaning union, fate, destiny .
Keita Kanazashi by Mitsuru
T shirt design for Keita Kanazashi by Mitsuru

Japan- Spain 150 Years Anniversary of Comertial Relationship

 

This is one of my lastest works, a commission for Japanese Embassy in Spain. They asked me for a work to commemorate the union of the two countries.

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Spain. On November 12, 1868, when the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation between Japan and Spain was signed.

The measure is 135×72 cm on washi paper. There are several important monuments of both countries. It is painted in the form of a bridge that represents the union of both cultures. At work they appear:

 

The aqueduct of Segóvia

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

La Alhambra Patio Arrayanes, Granada

Puerta de Alcalà, Madrid 

Fushimi Inari ( Kyoto)

Pagodas de Houryuji (Nara)

Kaminarimon ( Tokyo)

Sky tree ( Tokyo)

Monte Fuji

Sakura

THE TIGER OF YUZU

Why tiger and a Yuzu? 
One day Mr. Ishida one of the best Chefs restaurants in Japan made to Ferran Adrià an onigiri ( rice ball ) with Yuzu ( a type of Japanese citric ) with the shape of a tiger, because he was born the year of the tiger, and he loved it…that is how the history of friendship between the masters Chefs began. 
This is one of the drawings for the play in which I participate in the artistic part of the story with my paintings. You can follow Kaiseki Teatre page and see the latest news about the play

That was my visit to El mibu in Tokyo, I gave to the Ishida´s the original logo of the play

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KEICHO AWARDS

This year 2017, I have been chosen for the creation of the Keicho awards.

The Keicho awards is held every year in Spain and rewards one japanese company and one spanish company.

Nissan and Iberia were the two companies selected for the award this year, the reason why they won the awards is their contribution to the innovation and technology.

The Keicho Awards are organized by the CEJE, the Japan-Spain Business Circle in Spain.

I was also lucky to be invited to the 2nd dinner reception CEJE-CEOE to see the awards ceremony . You can read more details about the gala in this link.( this article only in Spanish available )

The name of these awards comes from theht 400 years ago sailing the ship called Datemaru, that is represented in my drawing with raising sun.

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