New Year Postcard Online Performance / 書き初めオンラインペフォマンス


I recently went to HAGISO to participate in a kakizome (first calligraphy of the year) event organized by Mariko Rosa.  I have been going to HAGISO’s kakizome for the last three years.  After choosing the word “heiki”, which translates to “calm, composure” for 2016, I started to think about the end of the year and the start of another year.  The end of the year has been the time in which I try to stop time as much as possible and try to take stock of where I have been and where I want to go.  Sometimes there is too much introspection, but I think I have a handle on it this year.

With some time off to clear my head, I thought back to my version of Yoko Ono’s Morning Peace which I did this year in collaboration with her Morning Peace event held around the world.  I have been throwing around this idea for the last few days and I have decided to do another “online performance” based on the tradition of kakizome inspired by Mariko Rosa and Yoko Ono’s Morning Peace event to bring in the New Year.

For this performance, I write the three words that I have chosen for 2014, 2015, and 2016 – “creativity”, “good relations between people”, and “calmness”, respectively on postcards.  The time spent writing these postcards will give me a chance to mediate on the start of a New Year.  Those of you interested in receiving a postcard, you can message me on January 1st, 2016 between 12 am – 1 am Japan Standard Time with your name and mailing address and I will mail you a postcard.  For those of you not in Japan, you can click on this link to determine what time it is in your time zone when it is 12 am in Japan on January 1st.

Message me through whichever social media outlet you are connected with me (Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr) or at  Wishing everyone near and far a Happy New Year.


正月初めに葉書で2014年や2015年や2016年の書き初め言葉(創造力, 人類仲良し, 平気)を書きます。書く時間に2016年を望んで考えます。葉書を一枚もらいたい場合は2016年1月1日初めに(0:00)から1時までに(一時間)私にメッセージ送って下さい。私とどれでもソーシャルメディア(例えばフェイスブックやインスタグラムやタンブラーやツイッターやメール(でメッセージをして下さい。このメッセージの中に名前と住所を書いてください。1月初めに葉書を送ります。良いお年を。よろしくお願いいたします。

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