What is your art? – A trial of responding to the question.


The current general definition of art premises that art is to be seen (heard, or touched). In order to see, a product or an object is required. On the contrary, my art has no product or tangible object to show. My art is a process. I don’t have things to show and exhibit though 95% of people ask me, “how do you display your art?”  “how do you track your art?” “ This is yet to be answered. What is a verb to materialize an ongoing day-to-day process that cannot be captured but flows away in a river of time? What is a verb to make an invisible, untouchable process tangible? If I discover the verb, it would make my communication to the others easier.

I may know what the verb is. Perhaps it is “to live with.” The only way of appreciating my art is to enter into it. My definition of community is “that people who are involved in one another’s decision-making process at a turning point in their life are loosely connected beyond chronological and geographical distance.” I launched and developed many communities, Not all of them meet the definition. Some remain a cliche “community” in a broader sense. A “team” formed to achieve a goal of a project or business isn’t community.

Therefore, I designed a framework where my friends and people can knock a door and step into my life. My living. My life to death. That is “life with.” A participant of the process. Becoming an actor is the quickest way of appreciating my art, I suppose. Such art. Community is a stage of life, isn’t it?

To answer the question, “what is your art?” it’s inevitable to break down multiple facets of my art-life experiment and explain each facet. Even though I’m not fully motivated to verbalize it, I’m going to give it a try little by little.

Here we go.

-Experiment in community:

shaping a new community out of my exiting communities that is closer to the community by my definition. That is, a community where people are involved in one another’s decision-making process at a turning point in their life and loosely connected to one another beyond chronological and geographical distance.

-Experiment in money as energy, currency:

shifting numerous psychological meanings and connotations attached to money. Opening an alternative channel in which money is dealt differently from the conventional measurement in the capitalistic market (i.e. the equivalent exchange system of labor, socially value-added, and money). Instead, this is an experiment to exchange money with love, trust, and generosity without return, responsibility, obligation, and power dynamics that the money-goods exchange usually causes.

-Experiment in a working style

actualizing my definition of working. Working is living by my definition. To work, zu arbeiten doesn’t necessarily mean that you are paid. Paid or unpaid? Employed or unemployed? Under contract or under the table? Enough to cover rent and bills or do I have to cover from my own pocket? Such a criteria to choose jobs and everyday behavior is based on the equal (value) exchange system between money and working. I work out of that box. On the other hand, I don’t go for the “without money” thing. Being anti is not my stuff. I make a decision on how to work by fully truly (at least learning to) optimizing all the data that I can acquire, from scientific hard data and numbers to movement of spirits in elements. As a result, my decision-making process, motivation for actions, and cognitive patterns are more likely different from general human behaviors in the current capitalistic society. I am apparently less influenced by money in my everyday life choice. Expanding my capacity in accessing data available in the universe is similar to learning to surf on a bigger wave.

-Experiment in the relation between the body and the mind

through self-observation, precisely elucidating the linkage between the body and the consciousness and how this “clutch” affects a word and behavior in my daily life. Physical, physiological, psychological, mental, and cultural influences are to be monitored.

-Search for the intrinsic nature of human being, as an animal species

What is wildness, instinct, intuition, and innately given potential in human? Discovering answers to the question through ordinary urban life, by excelling at the finest subtleties of our daily, trivial actions, instead of being engaged in so-called “wild” and “physical” activities such as sports, athletics, and outdoor. The human physicality and intuitions shouldn’t be limited to “country side self-sufficient life of farming, eco energy, and 100%DIY,” for example. For humans do something with and by the body 24/7 (including sleep and rest, or brain activities like doing math and thinking). Thus athletes aren’t the only wild and intuitive humans. All we know that.  How would it be to fully tap into human wildness and intuitions, which is largely dormant amongst our body, in the post-modern highly developed society?

-Creating the view on death and life

I thrive to live as internalizing my own death and preparing for it. I don’t live with the “If I should die tomorrow” concept. It doesn’t please me and make sense to me. I don’t feel like living desperately for my life everyday, as if it would end tomorrow. Death is always here. Never leave us alone since our birth. It’s a 100% positive phenomenon. (thus, different from the Schrödinger’s cat. There is no paradox.) We are walking towards death. To live is to be dying. The first step for death is taken much earlier than when we recognize or are diagnosed symptoms of fatal illnesses. Readying myself for death. That is, to grasp the moment of death, be alerted and conscious of death, accept it, and become it. I have no clue how I would die. A disease? An accident? A murder? A suicide? No matter what, I prepare for it every single day, by staying clear and aware of my true animal nature of human existence. That’s why I practice Tibetan Bön and Buddhism dream yoga.

-Making my life a piece of art (this is the foundation of all my activities)

Ideas floating in the head. “What about this kind of society?” “What if we had such and such a world?” “We could do this and that, couldn’t we?” “That would be much more fun than what it is now!”  My art is to implement my philosophy, values, and worldview in daily life. It’s the same as painting, building a sculpture, or shooting a movie. To crystalize and embody own philosophy. My medium is my everyday life. Since I don’t attach much importance to “to show” and “to exhibit” to the others, it may not be easy to conceptualize my attempt as art. Because you can’t see, hear, or touch it. But, I receive money and make my living out of this art (cf. see above: experiment in money as energy and currency). How to breathe, how to walk, how to encounter people, how to choose every and each behavior, how to sustain my life financially, socially, and psychologically, and how to spend every minute and second. In order to make my life a piece of art, I believe it is essential that my body, mind, and soul are always together and that my mind and soul reside in the body happily and consistently. This is the clarity of consciousness. I practice to attain the state of mind everyday by means of Tibetan dream yoga, because it encompasses all facets of consciousness; dreaming, sleeping, and dying, and provides systemic theories and methodology.



(少なくとも現代の一般的な)Artの概念、定義にはto see(to be seen)がデフォルトで入っている。To see には何らかのproduct(見る、触れる、鑑賞する対象)が必要になる。私のArtはprocessなので、 processを顕在化させる動詞はなんだろうか。それが明確になれば、コミュニケーションがもっと容易になるだろう。

それはやはり、to live with なのかもしれない。processの中に一緒に入ってもらうしかないのだ。私のコミュニティの定義は「人生の大事な意思決定に何らかの関わりを持つ間柄の人たちが、時間・地理的距離感を越えてゆるやかに繋がっている」だ。これまで沢山のコミュニティをローンチし、デザインし、育ててきたが、プロジェクトやビジネスを達成する「チーム」のままでいてはこの定義を満たすコミュニティにはならない。

だから、生きること、命に関わることに入ってきてもらう枠組みを作ってベルリンにやってきた。それは “life with”だ。Processの参加者、役者になってもらうことがartを鑑賞・堪能することにもなる。そういうArt 。コミュニティとは生きる舞台か。




【お金の実験】資本主義社会の中でお金の意味や価値を変え、市場で換算される労働的価値や社会的付加価値とは違う尺度でお金が流れる、すなわち愛、信頼、寛容さ(love, trust, generosity)によってお金がやり取りされる実験

【働き方の実験】自分の定義する働く、to work, zu arbeiten を実行する。paid or unpaid?  employed or unemployed/under contract or without contract?  enough to pay rent and bills or not enough?  といった基準から賃金との交換で働くのではないやり方。かといって、”without money” というアンチ資本主義ではなく、意思決定方法、物事への動機、思考・行動パターンが従来の資本主義経済での一般的人間行動とは違った形で「働き方」や「仕事」を、一瞬一瞬身体が受け取るあらゆる情報エネルギー(科学的データからスピリットの動きまで)をフル活用して選び取っていく。それは波に乗るのと非常に似ている。





What got me practice Tibetan Dream Yoga


“Iguana bites those who don’t dream.”

- a man from “Waking Life”


Lately I often receive this question. Therefore, I decided to recap my thoughts.

1. Embracing death

Since my mid 20’s, I was keen to find a way of internalizing the notion of death, theoretically, emotionally, and physically. That intellectual curiosity became a fatal matter to me after dad’s death. I was immersed in a deep and stumbling exploration of death and life during the grieving and coping process . Tibetan Buddhism is one of few extraordinarily logical systemic (different from “realistic” or “viable”) methodologies that explicitly deal with death. Not all but many parts of the philosophy resonates me. I can easily relate to the world view that Tibetan Buddhism offers. Furthermore, I would like to cultivate capability of facing my own death, the art of dying. Tibetan Dream Yoga gives me a tangible technique for that. Every night, we are in a state as if we were dead. How to treat that state of mind and body and how to apply it to the time of our death?

2. Being in action for 24/7

Tibetan Buddhism utilizes the time of dream and sleep, in addition to the time we are awake, in order to optimize their practice. I hear that top-notch professionals and experts (e.g. musicians, athletes, dancers) spend in average 7 hours per day in practicing their skills. My instrument is neither a piano, a violin, nor a tennis racket. It’s my mind and body and its relationship. I want to excel at being connected to the consciousness and body all the time and expand the capacity. Why not practicing 24/7 as there is a method already!

3.  Sleep is the most stormy time

The more calm, aware, and alerted I became able to stay during day time owing to my practice of meditation, yoga, and intellectual and spiritual journeys, I noticed that I felt most exhausted right after sleep, that is, when I woke up in the morning. My karmic traits; fear, anxiety, concerns, anger, past memories, unconscious influences from internal and external worlds, innate body functions, etc. were unharnessed. The purification and detoxication happened during sleep, though it was nothing like nightmare or anything. More like a lot of hard core exercise done, my body sensed. My ability of being meditative and mindful was all gone during sleep, because I was asleep! How could I maintain it? In general, it’s considered to be impossible. But, hey! Tibetan Buddhism has developed a way of advancing dreaming and sleeping time.

Last year, finally, a serene pond of inner peace was discovered within myself. I know how to get there, as long as I’m awake and conscious. How wonderful it would be to take a a walk there while I sleep as well. I’m determined to become, “I’m asleep and yet conscious.”





The night sky


(JPN follows ENG)

In the study of psychology, there are multiple layers that divide the consciousness and the unconsciousness. In other words, there are boundaries or films between the two.

When I explore human consciousness both during day and night without a premise of the notion of the unconscious, I come to see a different structure of the consciousness.

The human consciousness is like the night sky. Thoughts and emotions in our waking life (conscious realm) are the first magnitude stars. They are in the visible spectrum even in an urban area unless it’s terribly cloudy.

Past experiences and memories or subliminal information that “unknowingly” influence our cognitive activities and dreams during sleep (unconscious realm) are the fourth of fifth magnitude starts. Our eyes fail to capture unless we go to countrysides with less urban lights and clearer air.

All the elements exist over the sky even if they are merely luminous residual of ancient materials that vanished millions light years ago. We need to arrange a certain condition and circumstances in order for our eyes to see light of all the stars that affects our human mind. There is no boundary between the consciousness and the unconsciousness. It’s just the consciousness. Regardless of the gap in magnitude of brightness, we will be able to look at weak light, as long as we practice.








My observation on Yoga


Yoga is a way of reconnecting with all the parts of the body. It releases blockage within the body, even tiny bits and pieces, lets congested energy flow, and reactivates power that we are innately given.

Sports and dance are great to build up and strengthen our body. The body will be designed to do a certain movement. Muscles and flesh will be grown and molded into a particular shape to function in a particular manner to be most effective to do a specific sport or dance.

A big difference of yoga is that it doesn’t “add on.” Yoga is to unlock the current condition and unleash a force that each and every muscle fibre and tissue potentially has. It doesn’t aim to produce new muscles for a purpose (although it happens). Yoga doesn’t miss out anything of us. It pierces us inside out and upside down.

Our body and mind have abound power once all are interconnected. We don’t know how much force we can emit when we properly stretch and press the body both inward and outward at most, after softening stiffness.







お菓子作りのような毎日の夢を、まずはどんな材料で何を焼いたのかを明晰に把握する。それから、ではさとうきびから作りましょう、小麦粉から育てましょう。じゃあどの土地の土と水がいいですかね?と一つ一つを手に触れてawakened していくのが、私が取り組んでいるチベットドリームヨーガかもしれない。意識のレイヤー自体を変えることで(大きく3つの意識レベルと対応する身体レベルがあるとされる)、夢の性質と中身をトランスフォームさせ、人間本来が持つ自然体の意識に近づいていく技だ。





A summer blue flower

wishes to be a butterfly

puts out many buds to the sky

petals in bloom like wings

A summer blue flower

follows a butterfly that flutters in the sky

petals in the dark flickers like wings

ever shining

needled in a box

A summer blue flower

wishes to be a butterfly.