Collaborative Live Calligraphy Performance with SF Taiko Dojo for Suntory Whiskey Toki
悠然 YUZEN -Tranquility of Time-
Client: SCHOOL / BEAMSUNTORY
Date: September 8, 2017
Commissioned by BeamSuntory Whiskey Toki, I performed a live calligraphy in collaboration with San Francisco Taiko Dojo at Bently Reserve in San Francisco. Inspired by the name of the whiskey 季 (Toki), which means "Time" in Japanese, I have chosen to write "悠然" (Yu-zen), which means "calmness / composure". It describes the vastness and calmness of the flow of time; every living things in this world ages, slowly and nicely, through countless cycle of seasons.
Through our improvisational collaborative performance of calligraphy and music, we aimed to embrace the tranquility of time. Music by San Francisco Taiko Dojo. Stage assistants: Zon Chu & Zelig Chu. Photos © Scott MacDonald Photography.