KODO Tenco (born in Yokohama, 16 November 1979) is a Japanese tea master studying under Yoshida Sohkan. Lecturing the college students the Japanese Way of Tea at the Tea House Rinsen (which means facing onto the river in Japanese) in Phnom Penh, he has been promoting Japanese traditional culture to the world since 2015, while traditional Japanese cultures were thoroughly forgotten. For example, Rinsen in Phnom Penh was established by Tenko in imitation of Rinsen in Tokyo under the supervision of Yoshida Shinsai, which was named by Zen master Settei at Daitoku-ji temple in Kyoto. In addition, Tenko is also a calligrapher studying under Nojiri Taiko, who is a president of Taieikai. Since International Exchange Art Exhibition of 150th Anniversary Amity and Commerce between Japan and Italy (Italy (2016)), Tenco has been writing Zen terminology. During the 28th TAIEI Calligraphy Exhibition in Kecskemet city at Raday Muzeum (Hungary (2017)), he also held a tea ceremony there.
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Tenco spent his twenties in Tokyo researching theoretical linguistics especially lexical semantics as a graduate student influenced by parts and boundaries (R. Jackendoff (1991)). After his conference presentation (Double Goal Phenomena in English at 28th the English linguistics society of Japan in 2010, he starts to edit the end, edge, and crust from the view point of not only linguistics but also culture. In 2015 he established Hashihime Co., Ltd. in Phnom Penh which means a cultural linking bridge between overseas countries to appeal the necessity a reverse engineering between Khmer culture lost in Pol Pot era and Japanese culture destroyed by World War.
Way of the Tea
Zen Buddhist uses a traditional tea ceremony as a process to the mere enlightenment to see before zero. The important point is that they express spontaneously responding to the circumstances at hand in teaism. According to Nanporoku, the most important essence of Rikyu teaching is the true self that is free from attachment and anxiety, dualistic notions of subject and object. It seems to be certain that our brain tends to consider things visional as truth, indeed they are just an aspect of interpretation through brain edition. From the viewpoint of the affordance, Tenco keeps teaching how to harmonize with nature around the world.
It is extremely important for teaism to put their tea tools on the absolute beautiful places measured by Kanewari in tatami which is a kind of Japanese traditional mat. Kanewari was born of the numbers of 7, 5, and 3 in a drawing called Rakusyo. There are nine numbers in Rakusyo whose total amount is 15 after adding lengthwise, horizontally, and obliquely. The number 15 means prosperity of descendants in Oriental Numerology. Rakusho also shows an art of kingcraft because there are two rotations around the number 5 which means immobility, namely the odd numbers in the drawing rotate anticlockwise threefold and even numbers do clockwise twofold. Putting their tea tools on the absolute beauty in tatami makes tea room harmonize with the microcosm.
Occupation : Omotesenke, Taieikai (General Manager), Hashihime Co,. Ltd.(Chairman), Japan Profeissonal Tennis Association and United States Professional Tennis Association (Tennis Coach) .
Tea Party：Nezu Museum (Japan), Raday Muzeum (Hungary), JCIA Posen Chey College (Cambodia), Never Land (Cambodia), YK Art House (Cambodia).
・Nikkei Communications （Still Model）
・Monthly Per Golf （Still Model）
・Monthly SAY （Still Model）
・Monthly Tokyo Week （Still Model）
・Kawasaki FM （Guest Starring）
・Broadcast Station Utsuwa （Guest Starring）
・28th The English Linguistics Society of Japan （Conference Presentation & Academic Publishing）
・The 28th TAIEI Calligraphy Exhibition in Kecskemét city at Raday Muzeum in Hungary (Calligraphy & Tea Ceremony)
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