• マントラの聲が響いている  

    洞口に仕切られたスクリーンには空と海

    銀河は静かに運行し 月の光は盁ち そして欠けていく

    連なる波から陽は昇り 星々は空に溶け込み 輝くは暁星のみ

    その光と交わり、心魂 天空を浮遊し

    より大いなるものの一部なることを知る

     

    松原 賢

     

  • The resonating sound of a mantra.

    The sky and sea form a screen closing off the mouth of the cave.

    The Milky Way rotates slowly as the moon waxes and wanes.

    The sun rises up out of the waves, the stars melting into the sky until only Venus remains.

    Our hearts rise up into the sky to blend with the light,

    Allowing us to comprehend ourselves as being a small part of something greater.

    Ken Matsubara

  • 「賢さん、おはよう。」と晩年の林屋晴三氏の一日は

    松原賢へのモーニングコールで始まったと言う。

    その林屋氏に" 空海" というお題を与えられ、松原はすぐ

    高知・室戸岬の御 厨人窟を訪れ、 空海が見たであろう

    空と海、太陽と月をみごとに描き上げた。

    2019 年 10 月、Ippodo New York が13 年目の再出発を

    アッパーイースト 67th street のギャラリーの杮落としに

    松原賢のその渾身の「日月空海図」を発表。

    訪れた人々は日本人の精神、日本の文化に触れ 酔いしれた。

    その半年後のコロナショック。

    世界が大きく変わる中、銀座一穂堂の渾身の企画。

    凱旋展として 松原賢氏に銀座で 拍手と感謝を贈りたいと

    思っています。

    是非、日本の原風景空海の世界をご覧いただきたいです。

    青野 惠子

  • ‘Good Morning Ken’, in his latter years Seizo Hayashiya began his day with a morning call to

    Matsubara Ken.

    Having been challenged with the subject of ‘Kūkai’ by Mr. Hayashiya, Matsubara traveled to

    Mikurodo Cave in Kochi Prefecture on the island of Shikoku where the priest, Kūkai, is said to

    have lived, in order to produce paintings of ‘sky and sea’ and ‘sun and moon’, from the same

    perspective that Kūkai himself would have seen them.

    In October 2019 Ippodo Gallery New York celebrated its 13th year by moving to a new gallery

    in the Upper East Side on 67th Street and holding Matsubara Ken’s outstanding ‘KŪKAI: Sun

    and Moon’ exhibition, consisting of works produced with painstaking labor. Visitors to this event

    were delighted to have been able to come into contact with the spirit of the Japanese people and

    Japanese culture.

    Six months later came the shock of a new coronavirus.

    As the world undergoes huge change, Ginza Ippodo will hold a noteworthy event.

    Matsubara Ken will make a triumphal return with this exhibition and we would like to offer him

    our applause and gratitude here in Ginza.

    We hope that you will be able to attend and witness Kūkai’s world, set amid the scenery of Japan.

    Keiko Aono

    Ippodo Gallery

  • 黒潮の渦巻く岬の岩礁に、激浪がとどろき波しぶきをあげる。 展にはくる日もくる日も太陽が昇り、暗黒を照らす月は覚めざめと銀色に輝き 満ちては欠けてゆく

    黒潮の渦巻く岬の岩礁に、激浪がとどろき波しぶきをあげる。

    展にはくる日もくる日も太陽が昇り、暗黒を照らす月は覚めざめと銀色に輝き 満ちては欠けてゆく

     

  •  

    The Kuroshio Current that flows along Japan’s south-eastern coastline creates powerful eddies

    around the sunken rocks while the raging waves thunder against the coast, raising fine spray.

    The sun rises in the sky, day by day, while at night the silver light of the moon shines through the darkness as it waxes and wanes.

    • Ken Matsubara, Sun 日
      Ken Matsubara, Sun 日
    • Ken Matsubara, Moon 月
      Ken Matsubara, Moon 月
  • 今にも聴こえてくる海潮、空一面の無限に 昇る日輪と月輪。空海に電撃を与えた金星の一閃の光。

    • Ken Matsubara Waves Crashing III 瀾 Paint H17 3/4 x W17 3/4 in H45 x W45 cm
      Ken Matsubara
      Waves Crashing III 瀾
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      H17 3/4 x W17 3/4 in
      H45 x W45 cm
    • Ken Matsubara Waves Crashing I 瀾 Paint H17 3/4 x W17 3/4 in H45 x W45 cm
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      H17 3/4 x W17 3/4 in
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  • We can almost hear the crashing of the waves as the sun and moon climb into the limitless skies.

    We can also experience the flash of light from Venus that was to shock Kūkai into enlightenment.

  • KŪKAI: SUN AND MOON -from New York to Ginza- | Paintings by Ken Matsubara from Shoko Aono on Vimeo.

    • Ken Matsubara, Kukai's View ' Sun and Moon' , 日月空海
      Ken Matsubara, Kukai's View ' Sun and Moon' , 日月空海
    • Ken Matsubara Crescent 朏 Paint H20 7/8 x W28 3/4 in H53 x W73 cm
      Ken Matsubara
      Crescent 朏
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      H20 7/8 x W28 3/4 in
      H53 x W73 cm
    • Ken Matsubara, Moon 月
      Ken Matsubara, Moon 月
    • Ken Matsubara Moon Three Titles: Crescent Moon 月三題 朏 Paint H59 7/8 x W11 3/4 in H152 x W30cm ( each )
      Ken Matsubara
      Moon Three Titles: Crescent Moon 月三題 朏
      Paint
      H59 7/8 x W11 3/4 in
      H152 x W30cm ( each )
    • Ken Matsubara Moon Wave 月濤 Paint H28 3/4 x W28 3/4 in H73 x W73 cm
      Ken Matsubara
      Moon Wave 月濤
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      H28 3/4 x W28 3/4 in
      H73 x W73 cm
    • Ken Matsubara, Moon Wave 月濤
      Ken Matsubara, Moon Wave 月濤
    • Ken Matsubara, Morning Star ( Venus ) 暁星
      Ken Matsubara, Morning Star ( Venus ) 暁星
    • Ken Matsubara, Scenery 景
      Ken Matsubara, Scenery 景
    • Ken Matsubara, Sound of Water 涿
      Ken Matsubara, Sound of Water 涿
    • Ken Matsubara, Sun 日
      Ken Matsubara, Sun 日
    • Ken Matsubara The Light of Dawn 暁光 Paint H31 1/2 x W31 1/2 in H80 x W80cm
      Ken Matsubara
      The Light of Dawn 暁光
      Paint
      H31 1/2 x W31 1/2 in
      H80 x W80cm
    • Ken Matsubara Waves Crashing I 瀾 Paint H17 3/4 x W17 3/4 in H45 x W45 cm
      Ken Matsubara
      Waves Crashing I 瀾
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      H17 3/4 x W17 3/4 in
      H45 x W45 cm
    • Ken Matsubara Waves Crashing II 瀾 Paint H17 3/4 x W17 3/4 in H45 x W45 cm
      Ken Matsubara
      Waves Crashing II 瀾
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      H17 3/4 x W17 3/4 in
      H45 x W45 cm
    • Ken Matsubara Waves Crashing III 瀾 Paint H17 3/4 x W17 3/4 in H45 x W45 cm
      Ken Matsubara
      Waves Crashing III 瀾
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      H17 3/4 x W17 3/4 in
      H45 x W45 cm