On my way home from work earlier today, I stopped off to admire a magnificent display of golden autumn leaves at Nishi-Hongan-ji.
When I got home I found in my mailbox the following flyer from Brian Williams, featuring his painting of the very same tree!
And from the very same angle! Serendipitous in the extreme! Well, Brian’s wonderful paintings are now on display on the 6th floor of Takashimaya in Kyoto until December 2nd. Brian himself says,
It’s my own little triennalle at Kyoto Takashimaya again… This time with a focus on the grand old capital itself: over half the works are views of Kyoto. In an unexpected wrinkle, the store has asked me to give a gallery talk in English, at 4 pm on Saturday the 29th. It would be nice to see you, either then or at any time during the show. I’ll be there every day, ready to give you a wave. And my parabolic paintings will wave at you too.
You can find a map and other details about Takashimaya Kyoto here: 高島屋京都店
UPDATE 2/12/14: I popped in to see Brian on the last day of his exhibition today and found Robert Yellin admiring the very same painting of Nishi-Hongan-ji’s gingko tree. “You can feel the sunlight!” he enthused. And here are we three, with the tree, infused with Brian’s light.