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STRUCTURE OF RHYTHM

Updated on January 10, 2017

This is our first online book. You can read it for free.

 

 

New handmade book released in autumn, 2016

CATERPILLAR

 

An artist sees

a butterfly caterpillar eating patterns from potteries.

 

 

 

CATERPILLAR Copyright ©2016  Fuku Ikeda All Rights Reserved.
CATERPILLAR Copyright ©2016 Fuku Ikeda All Rights Reserved.
CATERPILLAR Copyright ©2016  Fuku Ikeda All Rights Reserved.
CATERPILLAR Copyright ©2016 Fuku Ikeda All Rights Reserved.
CATERPILLAR Copyright ©2016  Fuku Ikeda All Rights Reserved.
CATERPILLAR Copyright ©2016 Fuku Ikeda All Rights Reserved.
CATERPILLAR Copyright ©2016  Fuku Ikeda All Rights Reserved.
CATERPILLAR Copyright ©2016 Fuku Ikeda All Rights Reserved.

 

      I just wanted to draw a butterfly caterpillar and I made this book. How do they feel during the miracle happening to them? If you find a butterfly in fields, you see the lucky one. Actually the process of development can expose themselves to danger. Nature is mysterious and those small creatures accept it the way it is. I cannot help but respect them and I realize that I also live as a part of the wonderland. 

 

from CATERPILLAR by Fuku Ikeda

 

New Handmade Book released in autumn, 2016

PRISM IN MY MIND

 

 Hiyodori, or Brown-eared bulbul is one of the most common birds in Japan. This is a strange book made by a hiyodori who claimed to have put a prism in its mind and discovered various colors mind.

 

 

 

<One of brown-eared bulbul's calls >                 

                 ♩≒120

 

Sing freely with this motif for 10 minutes in the sunlight of spring or summer

 

 

 

 This book contains 5 different color packets. Each packet represents the bird's mind in each color. You can open them one by one and observe small objects inside as its mind.

 

 

 Art & Design handmade book released in Jan.2016

SILVERY WINTER

 

 SILVERY WINTER contains paper craftworks which show you a wonderland of light and shadow of winter. Enjoy SILVERY WINTER as a winter prism.

  

 

 

 

Spiral of Theodorus from EXHIBITION FEBRUARY 2016
Spiral of Theodorus from EXHIBITION FEBRUARY 2016

 

Latest Art & Design handmade book

EXHIBITION FEBRUARY 2016

 

This handmade book contains 5 paper craftworks including three 3D and collapsible works. Enjoy the shapes themselves.

BLOG related to our design concept and what inspires us 

Source of Inspiration: Our Village

Let us show our village.

 

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Our handmade books are available at...

 

You can get our handmade books at K3 factory & gallery in Nara kitamachi,  to the north of Nara park. It's about  15 minutes' walk from Nara park. If you are in Nara, drop in at K3 factory & gallery. →MAP

 

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PAST EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS and CONCERTS

 

 

 

 

Fuku Ikeda's improvisation concerts & solo exhibition 

SONG for the WALL -Confession-

 

@ gallery yolcha  

1 Chome-1-14 Toyosaki, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 531-0072, Japan

(map)

Seed singing for the wall(2017) Fuku Ikeda, paper, 32x32x39cm
Seed singing for the wall(2017) Fuku Ikeda, paper, 32x32x39cm

If you told something to a wall, you would tell what you want to make known only to the wall. If you sang a song for the wall, you would sing about what you want to show only to the wall.  Through the Improvisation concerts by sounds of  voice (non-verbal) and percussion and an exhibition of paper artworks, what confession do we find?

 

 

 Solo Exhibition

Wednesday, June 28- Sunday, July 2, 2017 2:00p.m.-8:00p.m.

Please note: When the concerts are held on June 30 and July 2, you cannot enter the exhibition place. Please refer to the concert infomation below.

Paper artworks sing for the wall

 

 

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Improvisation concerts

by Fuku Ikeda

Song for yolcha's wall

Friday, June 30, 2017

Open 5:30p.m.  Start 6:00p.m.

¥1,500 (includes 1 drink) / Up to 10 people/ reservation required

 

Dear, yolcha's wall, a person seems to have a confession to make.

What is the wall's reply? 

Instruments: voice & percussion (djembe, ukulele, acoustic guitar, etc.)

 

 

 

 

Jam Session with Poem & Music

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Open 5:30p.m.  Start 6:00p.m.

¥1,500 (includes 1 drink) / Up to 10 people/ reservation required

She plays improvised music inspired by poems read aloud by the participants. 

Come to the place with your favorite poem.

Instruments: piano, djembe, etc.

 

 

Ticket Reservation e-mail address: gallery.yolcha@gmail.com 

 Be sure to write about which concert you would like to go to, 

Song for yolcha's wall or Jam Session with Poem & Music

Please inform us of your name, phone number and how many tickets you need.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

Fuku Ikeda

PAPER CRAFTWORKS & HANDMADE BOOKS

ーSTRUCTURE OF LIGHTー

 

Tuesday, November 22- Saturday, November 26, 2016

 @Calo Bookshop & Café/ Calo Gallery   (map)

 1 Chome-8-24 Edobori, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 550-0002, Japan

 

 

 

 

Tue.

Nov.22 

 

Wed./

Public holiday

23

Thu.

24

Fri.

25

Sat.

26

12:00-

7:00p.m.

 

12:00-

5:00p.m.

Concert5:30p.m.-※Reservation

required

12:00-

7:00p.m.

12:00-

6:00p.m. 

12:00-

6:00p.m. 

What is light ? Fuku Ikeda is interested in the structure of light in terms of physics, art & design and our mind such as feeling calm and quiet in a dim room. We hope that you explore the structure of light through the medium of paper artworks and music.

 

Related Event

Improvisation concert by Fuku Ikeda

An experiment to transform graphics into sounds of voice and percussion.

Wednesday, November 23   start 5:30p.m.-(open 5:20p.m.)

At the exhibition place 

¥1,500 (includes 1drink) / Up to 10 people/ Reservation required

Ticket Reservation e-mail address: info@calobookshop.com

Be sure you write that it is about a reservation for Improvisation concert by Fuku Ikeda. 

Please inform us of your name, phone number and how many tickets you want.

 

 

 

ART FESTIVAL HANARART

Saturday, October 22- Monday, October 31,2016

@ Imai culture enlightenment center 

3 Chome-8-8 Imaicho, Kashihara, Nara Prefecture 634-0812, Japan 

The venue was a renovated Japanese old folks house. We exhibited paper craftworks and handmade books.

 

Related event Improvisation Concert  Saturday, October 22   

Improvisation concert by Fuku Ikeda. An experiment to transform graphics into sounds of voice and percussion.

 

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"OHMON TAMATEBAKO fair" in PARIS

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

12:00p.m.-6:00p.m.

 

Association Culturelle Franco-Japonaise de TENRI (map)
8-12 rue Bertin Poirée 75001 Paris FRANCE

 

 

Castle Magic Studio's handmade books are flying to Paris, France. Ohmon Tamatebako fair is going to be held in Paris. A lot of different  Japanese books will be exhibited. We hope  the fair will help form friendships more between Japan and France.  We are looking forward to meeting you in Paris.

 

 

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The exhibition ended on June 7. We really appreciate that you all came to the exhibition and the concert.

Friday, May 27-Tuesday, June 7, 2016

11:30a.m.-5:30p.m.

@Mijincobunco    FB  (map)

41 Higashisasabokocho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8288, Japan

The exhibition by Fuku Ikeda is going to be held in Nara, Japan. The exhibition theme is 'Peace in Rhythm, Rhythm in Peace'. 3D paper craftworks and Art & Design handmade books will be exhibited. Most of them are inspired by music, especially rhythm. If you are in Nara during the exhibition, drop in at Mijincobunco. Mijincobunco is a café serving wonderful curry and rice. Please order by 5:00p.m..

The image: La spirale du Modulor (2016) Designed by Fuku 54x37.5cm

 

 

Related event

Improvisation Concert

Saturday, June 4    5:00-5:50p.m.  ¥500 each

 From 2016, Fuku Ikeda has been performing improvisation concerts which are experiments to transform graphics into sounds of voice and percussion. The concert will be held at the exhibition place on Saturday, June 4. Make a reservation on line.

( There are no more tickets available. Thank you.  )

 

 

 

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