Kitayama sugi polished log/Color mirror GRY t=5
北山杉 磨き丸太 / グレーミラー
The fine grain of Kitayama Sugi is a proof of careful pruning and straight growth. The layering that was once the surface is their history itself. I’m just overwhelmed by the beautiful way of life exposed to dew.
The floor pillars, which are the main use of polished logs, separate the alcove from the Shoin and support the structure.In the mirror, the scenery in the distance and your face, which you can’t see directly, move as if they were there.Both of them connect here and there.Logs that cannot be used as floor pillars can support mirrors, move something, and connect many things by themselves.
Annual rings are made up of overlapping circles.The characteristic of a circle, which has no beginning or end, remains even if it is divided in half by passing through the grain.I think I can learn a lot by witnessing it.
In Zen, the interpretation of the circle is left to the viewer.I hope that the circular mirror will give you an opportunity to notice something about your thoughts and feelings, and what you have been and will be doing.