In India

Mt.Kailas, Tibet / 2006

 

The first destination of the second journey was Tibet. I took a ferry from Osaka, Japan to Shanghai, China. Then I took a train from Shanghai and went to Kashgar across China. Kashgar was in Xinjiang Uyghur. I met my friend in there and boarded a couch bus, crossed a mountain of 5000 meters and entered the western Tibet. From there I went around the ruins of Kyungrun, Mount Kailas, Lake Maranasarawar and so on. It was not a tour but a backpack trip while doing hitchhiking. Then I went to Lhasa, the period I had been in Tibet was about a month and a half.

I got off to Nepal and went to India. I started painting in a place called Bhagsu, a little behind Dharamsala in the north of India. At the same time I started playing guitar again. I think there is a dirty image in India, but the back of the bugs is a mountain that continues to the forest and Himalaya, the fresh winds come down from the top of the mountain. I feel that the energy of the place gave us for creating something. Then I took back the feeling I’ve forgotten for a long time that I draw pictures as my own favorite.

The tools are sold at a very small stationary shop in the mountain in India, and it was a set of dry watercolors of the size of a cigarette box for children. It was not a good quality, but I liked the paintings quite a bit. 

 

The woman of the beginning / Bhagsu, India / 2007 / A4 paper / watercolor

 

Floating flowers in water / Bhagsu, India / 2007 / A4 paper / watercolor

 

Tears in a desert / Bhagsu, India / 2007 / A4 paper / watercolor

 

The window of the universe / Bhagsu, India / 2007 / A4 paper / watercolor

 

Go / Bhagsu, India / 2007 / A4 paper / watercolor

 

The room / Varanasi, India / 2007 / A4 paper / watercolor

 

Pink Elephant / Varanasi, India / 2007 / A4 paper / watercolor

 

Cow / Varanasi, India / 2007 / A4 paper / watercolor

 

No title / Varanasi, India / 2007 / A4 paper / watercolor

 

Varanasi / Varanasi, India / 2007 / A4 paper / watercolor

 

Two poets / Varanasi, India / 2007 / A4 paper / watercolor

 

The last picture of the old man is an Indian named Shanti who was doing a famous guest house with a Japanese wife in Varanasi. He passed away in January 2017. Mr. Shanti was a painter and a poet as well. I was drawing a sketch of him and he was hanging a big wood carving necklace. It is a famous Indian poet Tagore’s wood carving, and Shanti says he had learned from Tagore. So I decided the title of the picture as “two poets”.

 

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