KIKUBARI - Azumi's Calligraphy from Japanese SALON Bussum to RITUALS stores worldwide.

Photo by Philippe Gallois at RITUALS ANTWEREP
Photo by Philippe Gallois at RITUALS ANTWEREP

 

"What is the art of attention in Japanese?"

 asked, my client, a publisher for Rituals Magazine.

 

The word I chose was KIKUBARI

 

気 “KI” :  energy of our life force

配り “KUBARI” : distribute

  

KIKUBARI is a Japanese word that describes the act of paying appreciative attention to the people around you without expecting anything in return.

KIKUBARI brings a subtle smile to the hearts of both the giver and the receiver.

It is a thoughtful gesture of giving and sharing the energy of love and kindness.

This is one of the beautiful values that I cherish and practice. It is all about love and kindness to people around yourself as well as ourselves. The Japanese Tea ceremony is one of the finest examples of KIKUBARI.

This gesture comes from our pure self and not from our mind. It is only possible when we have space in our mind and when we are not clouded by our thoughts.

 

Stillness - Inner Peace - Present.

When the mind is empty, we are fully in the now.

 

We can create these moments not only when we are meditating, but also any time, anywhere.

It is a practice that creates as much of these moments throughout our day.

It takes dedication and focus to master this practise and create "KIKUBARI" - distribution of loving energy, give appreciative attention during even the mosted heated meeting or arguments.  It is all about awareness and you will find amazing results to transform any situations. 

 

Now, back to Rituals Magazine, it was beautifully designed and I was very satisfied with how my calligraphy came out. Making Calligraphy is one of my favourite practices to create Inner Peace and to be in the now. It is with great gratitude that I have the freedom of sharing the beauty of KIKUBARI to the collective world.

 

The magazine is now available through Rituals stores internationally, KIKUBARI from my Japanese SALON in Bussum to the world :-) 

 

Calligraphy + Meditaion courses and Tea Ceremony workshops are availble in my Salon, as well as your location internationally.

 

Let us create Inner-Peace together.

 

With Love, 

 

 Azumi

 


The making of KIKUBARI...

from my Salon to the Rituals stores!

My calligraphy is an expression of the energy that I am with, so always start with meditation.

It is a freestyle, evolved over the years.

I love the rustic result on rough paper.

However, when it comes to making calligraphy for my clients, I take into account their preference and the style that suits the purpose.

Always a challenge but an absolute pleasure.

For the concept, I chose the word 気配り

The calligraphy for these words had to be as clear and smooth as possible as the to bring the maximum effect on paper embossing finish.

 

My Japanese Salon becomes a creative art studio! 

Now selection time!

My dog, Luke, the chief security officer, is on guard! 

Photo by Ms Valerie Sheppard, Chairperson of IWC Amsterdam, during the tea break :-)


This is the one!

KIKUBARI
KIKUBARI
KIKUBARI
KIKUBARI

It was lovely to visit the RITUALS store in ZUIDAS and meet the wonderufl ladies! 

Drop by at RITUALS and enjoy the magazine! 

Want to make your own calligraphy?

Contact us!