In tribute to our 8 years of art within the Japantown neighborhood and to the craftmanship of each artist, we present to you “Spirit of Shokunin”
“The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning. The Japanese apprentice is taught that shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies an attitude and social consciousness. … The shokunin has a social obligation to work his/her best for the general welfare of the people. This obligation is both spiritual and material, in that no matter what it is, the shokunin’s responsibility is to fulfill the requirement.” – Tasio Orate.
If you missed the opening last month, come out this Friday during the Jtown Art walk to see works from over 70 different artists!