Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Pavilion of the Silent Reflection – Auroville

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Our landscape design proposal in Auroville “静観 – The Pavilion of the Silent Reflection” got approved.
It will be made inside the Auroville Botanical Gardens.
Thanks to Paul, Marie, Noel and the Botanical Gardens team for welcoming this project.
Now we are preparing the site and starting the fundraising.

Here is the concept note:

The Pavilion of the Silent Reflection
Inspiration / Aspiration:

In my experience, a masterpiece Japanese garden is a living poetry.

The Pavilion of Silent Reflection is an attempt to create a Japanese garden pavilion, garden, and meditative/poetic atmosphere by using the existing
natural and human resources of the Auroville Bio-region.

In traditional Japanese architectural and landscaping science it is known that “Gardens and the Buildings are of One Existence – 庭屋一如,” but this
is very often neglected in our present time, especially with the strong influence of modern architecture.  One Existence doesn’t mean they are the same, but that they each have a different raison d’etre and are complementary to each other.
In this project we would like to set this idea as a core theme in order to manifest the intention to bring harmony between the various dualities of existence, such as:  building and garden, human and nature, and the male and female principles in Nature.

Hopefully this project’s efforts will result in the greater unity between nature and man to truly become One Nature so as to manifest the higher consciousness in matter without the denial of the knowledge from the past.

Jyoti Naoki Eri – SWASTIKA – ONE ASIA Studio

A Photo Exhibition by Kazuyoshi Miyoshi

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Opening Tomorrow [18th April], The ONE ASIA project is collaborating with Japan Foundation -New Delhi and Bharat Nivas, Auroville.

A Photo Exhibition by Kazuyoshi Miyoshi “World Heritage Sites in Japan”
Gallery Square Circle, Kalakendra, Bharat Nivas, Auroville
18th to 30th April 2015 9am to 5pm [Sunday closed]

Opening Reception Saturday 18th 5pm

Please join if you are in/around Auroville

In Gujarat

11083735_657277721066320_4880864534156363294_oAfter the fruitful visit in Bikaner-Rajastan, I am visiting master textile craftsmen in Kutch-Gujarat through the guidance of my friend designer/entrepreneur Kirit. Even though this climatically challenging location people are still carrying on the tradition of hand-loom, natural dye, hand-weave, etc. I had an opportunity to meet a master Samjay who revived neglected technique of hand-weaving and brought it to a finer state. His pieces are just exquisite. I am happy to get in touch with those masters who are open to collaborate with the ONE ASIA project.

Meet the Master

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I am visiting Mahaveer Swami and his family in Bikaner, Rajastan. It is such a joy to be with a master artist in his atmosphere and surrounded by the creative elements. It is truly an enchanting moment to be soaked in a living tradition of India. Jyoti