Everett Kennedy Brown. Sankeien Gardens. Japan aesthetics

Mr. Brown talked to us yesterday and showed us his exhibition of special photos taken with his special camera using classic glass plate collodion photography methods dating back to Edo period Japan (150 years ago). We had lots of time to explore the park and look for the aesthetics that Mr. Brown talked about.

Below in the comments section, could you please answer the following questions.

  1. How would you describe “yohaku no bi?”
  2. What did Mr. Brown mean when he talked about the ‘in’ and ‘e?’
  3. What does ‘serendipity’ mean to you now?
  4. What did you like best about the park? Where did you find some of the aesthetics mentioned above?

Everett Kennedy Brown

Aikido Lesson today

All Grade 5 students had a 35 minute Aikido lesson with Paul Neuma Chief Instructor, Pacific Aikido Website: www.pacificaikido.com. It was excellent and looked great fun! I took photos from the safety of the perimeter of the dojo! The students also got to understand a little of the ‘aesthetics’ of this martial art. There are no competitions in Aikido. There are no opponents – only partners. No points to be scored. But it teaches respect, balance, awareness, movement – and much more I’m sure.

The Founder Of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba, 1883 – 1969