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Hiroshi Teshigahara, the first son of Sofu Teshigahara who was the founder of Sogetsu School, was born in Tokyo in 1927. He is well-known world wide as the director of such films as Suna no Onna (Woman in the Dunes) written by Kobo Abe and Rikyu. In 1980, he became the third Iemoto of Sogetsu School. Since then, he demonstrated his originality using bamboo at his large-scale solo exhibitions at such famous museums as National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea (1989), Palazzo Reale in Milan, Italy (1995) and the Kennedy Center in New York (1996). Domestically, he held solo exhibitions and displayed installations nationwide, including GEN-ICHIRO INOKUMA Museum of Contemporary Art in Marugame and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. His works were acclaimed as an unprecedented extension of art beyond the boundary of Ikebana.
Both domestically and abroad, he undertook stage and art direction of such performances as the opera Turandot (Lyon, France, 1992; Geneva, Switzerland, 1996), an original Noh play Susanoh (the Avignon Theatre Festival, 1994), Sloka by Chandralekha Dance Company (1999), an original outdoor dance play Susano Iden (1991). His stage art of which the main component was bamboo and his stage direction itself were enthusiastically received.
Moreover, he demonstrated his unique talent for ceramic art and calligraphy, and continued to develop his creativity in various fields of art throughout his later years. In the 1990's, he expanded the range of Ikebana by advocating Renka which is a series of impromptu Ikebana arranged by multiple artists.

Hanabutai(Flower Stage)

Hanabutai(Flower Stage) at Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima, 1996,
designed and directed by Hiroshi in memory of the late composer, Toru Takemitsu.

Film Suna no Onna (Woman in the Dunes)

Film Suna no Onna
(Woman in the Dunes), 1964,
won the Judge's Special Prize
at the Cannes Film  Festival
and other awards.

Maitake (Dancing Bamboo)

“The exhibition Hiroshi Teshigahara: Maitake (Dancing Bamboo) ,”Hiroshima Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, 1997

The exhibition Hiroshi Teshigahara, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea

The exhibition Hiroshi Teshigahara, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea, Seoul, the Republic of Korea, 1989

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東京芸術大学で油絵を学び、在学中より岡本太郎や安部公房による前衛芸術グループ「世紀」に参加する。その後、表現の場を映画に移し、映画「砂の 女」(1964)ではカンヌ映画祭審査員特別賞を受賞。映画制作に加えて、1958年に発足した草月アートセンターのディレクターとしても活躍する。

1980年に第三代家元を継承。その後、国外では韓国・ソウルの国立現代美術館(1989)や、イタリア・ミラノのパラッツオ・レアーレ (1995)、ニューヨークのケネディセンター(1996)、 国内では丸亀市猪熊弦一郎美術館(1994)や広島市現代美術館(1997)など、さまざまな場で竹を自在に使った大規模な個展を開催し、いけばなの枠を 超えた比類ない芸術として人々に新鮮な感動を与え続けた。また、竹で構成した舞台美術と演出によるオペラ「トゥーランドット」(1992仏・リヨン、 1996スイス・ジュネーブ)、創作能「スサノオ」(1994、アビニョン演劇祭)、チャンドラレーカ舞踏団の「スローカ」(1999)、創作舞踊野外劇 「すさのお異伝」(1999)などを幅広く手掛け、大きな話題となった。


勅使河原宏 「花舞台」広島・厳島神社

作曲家・武満徹を追悼した、宏の演出と舞台美術による「花舞台」。広島・厳島神社 1996年



勅使河原宏 作品写真

広島市現代美術館 1997年

勅使河原宏 作品写真

韓国国立現代美術館 1989年

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