• HELSINKI
  • KYOTO

“Even the flower that once bloomed in full glory eventually withers, but after that a new bud is sure to appear. By carrying on traditions that are said to never change new things are born.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The hidden truth of things can be expressed only when sensual illusion is shorn away. Reflections are casted on the surface of water, with time the images fluctuate, and slowly they dissipate; this is mono no aware. The concept of impermanence was the fundamental ethos in the creation of Wakimukudo. We believe that it is with the wisdom of the unseen, true meanings of the seen would start to elicit a sense of serendipitous relief. A conjoined harmony and the acceptance of parallelism; intertwining energies in the form of fate, destiny, 
Ask it to the visually impaired; shapes are not merely formations that are created as the light enters the retina, they are an emotional orchestra, a music that is felt and detected by the sensations of the heart. Come to this understanding, and you will come to see that our curations are not simply designs created to allocate the present trend, but one that speaks of the lost language and longing for the unseen. 
Unknown to most, even until this present day, was the true purpose of Matcha no Yu and the message behind it all – that an action so simple and easy, could assist in one’s attainment of the philosophical wisdom of life, thus triggering a nostalgic reminiscence of impermanency. It was with this understanding that Matcha no Yu was curated, as a way to enable the heightening of vibrational frequencies amongst all without it being blatantly connoted towards spirituality. It was a disguise.
déjà vu or even love. The knowing that physical objects, are not merely curated for ornamentation, but to create an energetic harmony within a space. When two spaces meet, a corner is formed – this corner creates a strong energetic alignment within a venue. This to us, is a basic knowledge of the understanding of the aesthetic parallelity of ancient harmonious curations; the respect for space and how it relates to our daily lives.
In the days of ancient Japan, ‘Matcha no Yu’ (tea ceremony ritual) was created as an attempt to advocate peace and spirituality amongst the public. Regardless of one’s social class, every one alike indulged in the simple tea ceremony. Simplicity was its core. It was an escape from the physical chaos, whereby one could momentarily be relieved from their present daily routine, and indulge in simple gestures and actions of preparing tea.
We aspire Wakimukudo to not only give us a frame of beauty itself, but also for delving into a Way that has permeated the cultural life of Japan, along with many other cultures that have perished through time. A culture that permeates art and spirituality in every day lives. A revival of the most ethereal creative eras in world history – a return to a cause for the Heart.