save the Blue Tier
♫ haiku day ♫
Tasmanian Living Writers Week 2006 - 19 August
With the reading of short poems on the theme of wind or water,
'kaze', 'mizu' in Japanese or 'feng sui' in Chinese,
blending with the soundscape of Kodama Forest, Blue Tier celebrated
the creative inspirations gained from the natural world and expressed
conservation commitment across culture.
More than 50 wind bells (Japanese furin, some of them were donated by Mizusawa City) with hanging poems were displayed in Kodama - a place of cross-cultural collaboration where a Japanese water harp (suikinkutsu) was installed recently as a symbol of friendship and commitment. With the suikinkutsu we hear the sound of water, with furin the sound of wind and with poetry reading, we co-create the windscape of kodama.
Thanks to Arts@Work through Arts Tasmania and Tasmanian Regional Arts for their generous support of this cross cultural project for Living Writers Week 2006.
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