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The ancient origin of ceremonies between seasons is believed to bring the world of the living and dead closer together. These particular times of transition are being differentiated from the everyday with rituals. Celebrating recurring events of the year with particular foods is a very important part of Japanese tradition. Reiko Kanazawa organizes each year four dinner events: during 'equinox' (spring and autumn), and 'bon' a Japanese custom after summer solstice, as well as 'New Year'. Through these special dinners we have the opportunity to gain awareness of the corporeal and ephemeral nature of our physical presence as well as the seasons.


September 2021  Equinox 8
at Pickle Bar by Slavs and Tatars


January 2020    New Year 2
Lecture by Anselm Franke
September 2019    Equinox 7
Performance by Luc Dunberry and Michael Rauter
Dinner by Hitomi


June 2019    Bon 1
at Cafe Bravo invited by Bon Bock


March 2019    Equinox 6
Performance by Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola and Martí Corbera
Dinner by Ben Zviel from “Mrs Robinson's” 


January 2019    New Year 1
Lecture by Slavs and Tatars


September 2018    Equinox 5
Installation by SHIMURAbros
Dinner by Vadim Otto Ursus
March 2018    Equinox 4
Video by Jenna Sutela
Food by Vadim Otto Ursus
September 2017    Equinox 3
Installation by Reiko Kanazawa
Music by Kazuhisa Uchihashi
March 2017    Equinox 2
Installation by Hermann Gabler
September 2016    Equinox 1
Installation by Reiko Kanazawa