dai kan ( big cold )
Installation in Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects office in Osaka, Japan.
Flower arrangement ( ikebana ) by landscape / botanical artist Kokaji Tatsuya of COCA-Z botanique atelier; kanji, drawing, composition by Alexandre Vicente; photo by Kaori Ichikawa.
Dai kan is part of the 24 sekki of the japanese calendar, this special days mark the change of seasons, 20 January its the season of cold, and lasts till 4 of February, the beginning of spring. The 24 sekki then are divided by 3, making the 72 seasons that compose the Japanese and Chinese traditional calendar. In this installation every 72 seasons are accompanied by a hand made drawing that represents its respective season. When the season changes, the installation changes with it.