Ah, j’aime juste entendre la langue française … belle! Avoir une belle journée. Kobe, Nihon. Love.
Sadaharu Horio. 1939, born in Kobe. Lives and works in Kobe. A very full biography, but in a nutshell, he served as a cameraman during the attack on Pearl Harbor and then afterwards, was detained in Sugamo Prison for months as a war criminal. He’s been an artist since 1949, but as the eldest son of the family, he had to go to work for a Mitsubishi Shipyard in obeyance of his father’s strict policy of earning money for his family. This exhibition I attended today, began on March 21st and runs until June 1st. He wasn’t supposed to be there at all, it was just a lucky coincidence, so, when I came out of the exhibit, the staff pointed at him and said ‘That’s him!’ so they took our picture, he signed my ticket, then…the staff came to me and said ‘He’s painting live right now, come!’ So, here’s a bit of what he did. Dubbing his technique of executing a drawing in less than a minute the ‘One-Minute Hitting Method,’ here he is doing it…16apr14. #sadaharuhorio #bbplazamuseumofart #kobejapan #worldtravel #photography #art