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Hana no Ie

Venue: Dōgo Kan Duration:Dec 24, 2013 to Jan 12, 2015 Open hours:(1)12:00 (2)13:00 (3)14:00 (50min) fee:Adults 2,000 yen (including tax) Children (6-12 years old) 1,000 yen (including Japanese tea and original sweets) 2014

This room was produced as a studio that Japanese poet Shuntaro Tanikawa might use to work in while on a visit to Dōgo Onsen. His actual computer was on display on a desk next to the window facing the garden. Tanikawa’s favorite books were on the bookshelf and the interior furnishings borrowed from among items at his home. There was be an installation of poetry and available goods under the design label oblaat, a group founded by Tanikawa and his associates to liberate poetry from the constraints of the printed page. There was also a special guest book for people who stayed in the room with manuscript pages for writing down poetry and words, linking them together to create an anthology of guests’ inspirations.

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Shuntaro Tanikawa

Mizuho Fukahori

Born in Tokyo in 1931, Tanigawa graduated from Tokyo Toyotama High School, publishing his first collection of poetry “20 Okukōnen no Kodoku” (The Loneliness of 2 Billion Light Years) in 1952. He has since made his living in the literary world as a poet, essayist, scenario writer, and translator. His poetry collections include “21,” “Rakushu 99,” “Kotoba Asobiuta,” “Teigi,” “Mimi wo Sumasu,” “Hibi no Chizu,” “Hadaka,” “Seken Shirazu,” “minimal,” and many others. His essay anthologies include “Sanbun” and “Hitorigurashi,” and he has published picture books such as “Watashi,” “Tomodachi,” “Moko Moko Moko,” and others. He often performs with his son, musician Kensaku Tanikawa, recording the albums “Klee’s Angel,” “Kazoku no Shōzō,” and others. His more recent publications include “Watashi,” “Shi no Hon,” “Tromsø Collage,” “Boku wa Boku,” and “Shashin.” Beginning in 2010, he is active as a member of design label oblaat, the purpose of which is to “free poetry from the constraints of books.”

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