Rikio Takahashi


"All forms of Japanese culture are structured as a do, a way or path.  The prescribed path must be taken to approach these practices – kendo (the way of the sword), judo (the soft way of wrestling), shodo (the way of writing), kado (the way of flowers), kodo (the way of incense), and sado (the way of tea.)  However, there is no do in my work.  I am hoping to convey something true, hopefully not something false or pretentious."