My botanical garden・庭シリーズ
This is a small work of swallowtail butterflies gathering
in my studio’s garden in Kamakura, an old capital city of samurai.
Kamakura symbolizes the medieval warrior culture, and here swallowtail
butterflies can be seen in great numbers from spring to autumn.
Bordering the sea and surrounded by mountains,
this city is ideal for butterflies; it is populated by a vast array of trees.
Ones of a deeper black color are known as “Kamakura Butterflies”.
According to ancient traditions, people would sometimes relate
those black butterflies to the samurai’s self-dignity or to their transient lives.
This mystical name, “Kamakura Butterflies,” is precious to me.
2009年「美じょん新報」1/20号 第112号 掲載
展評 ・美術評論家 瀧 梯三氏