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Tendo Taijin

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Tendo Taijin

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Art Performance Projet La Vix des Poètes Founder/ Producer&Director ( POET/RECITER/CALLIGRAPHR/VOICE)

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TendoTaijin (Poet/Reciter/Calligrapher) It is all about the voice. The monk Kukai said 1,250 years ago that you can tell everything about a person by listening to his voice: how he was born, how he grew up, and how he learned. One can change one's appearance, but one cannot change one's voice. Always train your voice. For over an hour, no microphone, no music, just my own poems in unison! I'm going to shoot my voice into the holy heaven and earth! That's what the art performance Projet La Voix des Poètes (Poet's Voice), which started on January 14, 2006 with the voice of the Japanese poet Kazuko Shiraishi, has been (and still is) held 2002 times until August 30, 2021. Nowhere else in the world is there such a continuous projet of unvoiced flesh. Born in 1944 in Otaru-city,Japan. His published collections include: A World of Illusion (1981), The Azure Ring of Ezra Pound (1995), Great God, Kitchee Manitou (1997), Rosso di Maggio (1999), The Wind of Dakar (2005), The Snow of Picos de Europa (2015).VΘEME®(2019),An Experiential Poem Psalm of Babylon(2020),Anthology of Poems To Amma,Guardian God of the Dogon People(2021). In July 1990, he attended a master class with Galina Vishnevskaya(soprano) in Salzburg. In March 2002, he held a solo voice performance at the Arena de Verona, Italy. ⚫ Since October 2006, he has produced 2002 poetry performances in his Art performance project titled « Art performance Projet La Voix des Poètes » in Tokyo, Japan.(projet was founded to forge the voice of the poet and make strong Japanese resonate throughout the world). It is held once every three days, and I am present and listen to almost every session. ⚫ A member of the International Poetry Association of Africa since 2000, at present he is active in reviving the recitation of poetry and participates in festivals around the world, in such places as: Invited to participate in the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"International Poetry Festival (1983~2019) Invited to participate in \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Cherry Blossom Festival \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" in Seattle, March 1983. Invited to participate in the 7th Medellin International Poetry Festival (Colombia) in July 1997. Invited to participate with the support of the Japan Foundation. Invited to participate in the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"100th Anniversary of Emigration to Cuba, Poet Exchange Meeting \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" (Havana Matanzas, Cuba) in September 1998. Invited to participate in the 1st International Poetry Festival of Improvised Poets Indeo Nabo (University of Matanzas, Cuba) in August 2000. Participated in the festival with a grant from the Japan Foundation, and had a solo exhibition of letters at the University of Matanzas Gallery.  Invited to participate in the 3rd Dakar (Senegal) International Poetry Festival in November. Invited to participate in the 5th Traveling International Poetry Festival in Madagascar, Africa in September 2001. Invited to participate in the 3rd Aveiro (Portugal) International Poetry Festival in October. Invited to participate in the 3rd International Poetry Festival in Aveiro, Portugal. Gave a solo performance at the Arena (open-air arena). Invited to participate in the 6th Maurice Africa Traveling International Poetry Festival in June. Invited to participate in the 7th Traveling International Poetry Festival in Mali, Africa in February 2004. Invited to participate in the 2nd Pistoia (Italy) International Poetry Festival in June. Invited to participate in the 4th Ali Muthanapi International Poetry Festival in Zurich in June. At the same time, he participated in the exhibition of four Arab painters in Zurich. Invited to participate in the 12th International Poetry Festival in Rosario, Argentina.  In November 2005, he and haiku poet Ban ya Natsuishi were invited to participate in the 3rd Wellington (New Zealand) International Poetry Festival, supported by the Japan Foundation. Invited to participate in the 4th Florence International Poetry Festival (Italy) in June 2006. (xv) Invited to participate in the 14th Genoa International Poetry Festival (Italy) with poet Kazuko Shiraishi in June. Invited by the Venezuelan government to participate in the 3rd International Poetry Festival in Caracas, Venezuela in July. May 2007: Participated in the 10th International Poetry Festival of Saint-Louis, Senegal, Africa with the support of the Japan Foundation. He received the Excellent Prize. November: Participated in the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Literature and Art\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" exhibition at M.E.E.T. (Saint-Nazaire, France). (18) November: Participates in the M.E.E.T. (Saint-Nazaire, France) Literature Symposium with Keiichiro Hirano and Natsuki Ikezawa.19 March 2010: Invited to participate in the 4th International Poetry Festival in Africa and Benin with the support of the Japan Foundation. Invited to participate in the 2nd Iraqi Babylon International Art, Culture and Poetry Festival in May 2013. Invited to participate in the 1st Sky of Chirdren Iran International Poetry Festival (Abadan, Tehran) from September 26 to October 3, 2014. September 2017 Invited to participate in the Korea-China-Japan East Asia International Poetry Festival in Pyeongchang, South Korea. January 29-February 3, 2018, Invited to participate in Dhaka INTERNATIONAL POETS SUMIMIT 2018 (Bangladesh). won KATHAK LITERARY2018 award. Invited to participate in the 13th Buenos Aires International Poetry Festival with the support of the Japan Foundation.June 6-10, 2018, Invited to participate in the 5th Rahovec International Poetry Festival of Wine and Poetry, Kosovo. June 13~15, 2019, Since1990.each yearhe re-dedicates his voice to the god of the sea at Watazumi Shrine(Nagasaki-ken). He is presently a member of the Pen Club of Japan, and is renowned all overthe world as a writer and reciter of poetry, a calligrapher, and an art critic. Contact: Tendo Taijin (PoetReciterCalligrapher) / VΘEME®DIO 2-61-1-603, Den-enchofu, Oota-ku, Tokyo 145-0071, JAPAN Tel: (+81) 3-6459-7611Fax: (+81) 3-6459-7647 Mobile phone: (+81) 90-3696-7098 E-mail: tendotaijinbureau@mbi.nifty.com URL: http//universalvoice.air-nifty.com/ URL:http//www.fekt.org/tendo-taijin/ Facebook: tendotaijin Twitter: @Tendo Taijin VΘEME®DIO Tendo Taijin VΘEME® is a special term coined from the English word \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"voice \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" and the French word Poem\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" Please note that the term is a registered trademark (September 2019) of the poet Tendo Taijin.              Translated by Stephen Comee

Works

CD:UNIVERSAL VOICE Tendo Taijin et Annie Darencourt
le14 decembre 2002
KALA,1le de la Reunion.
En collaboration avec:Gilbert Pounia
:Mitchko
Traduction:Akira Ezawa
2004 Tendo Taijin
KITAJUJISHIA

第29回天童大人 聲ノ奉納 in 対馬・和多都美神社 2018年5月15日 対馬市・豊玉町

Tendo Taijin ,
Calligraphy work
聲(KOE)=VOICE

Curriculum vitae

Last update : 17 Sep. 2021