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    Tanabata 7. July 2019, 4 pm

    The Japanese community celebrates this day extensively: Tanabata, the romantic star rye festival from Japan. The two stars Wega and Altair only meet now at the firmament. According to tradition, they are a couple who must otherwise be separated by the Milky Way. In Japan, it is customary to wish all those who need it on this day.

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    Construction of the tea house at Mitsuko Castle

    Collective fund for the tea house under this link: http://www.leetchi.com/c/bau-des-teehauses-fuer-das-schloss-mitsuko-japanmuseum Dear friends of Japan, dear colleagues, dear friends of Mitsuko Castle, dear members of the Association, Welcome to this collection fund to promote the construction of the tea house, which I started to build with the helpers at the castle. It is admittedly an ambitious project, but we have started it and we want to implement it this year. Unfortunately, after many years of resting the project and storing the material, not all the wood is available, as one and the other was used again and again for other projects at the castle. The beams are largely there, also wood, […]

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    Mittsommer@Schloss Mitsuko

    The programme of midsummer at Mitsuko Castle is extremely wide this time. We are pleased to present the Mombasa Shipping Project by Rainer Junghanns, which stops at the castle. At the same time, you can experience stints on a path between the great stone settlements of the Grove with Mr. Fessmann, and the Japanese sound artist Taka Kagitomi will build a sound installation from dead tribes of the Japanese grove. The exhibition “Ways to Simplicity – Yugen meets cubes&boxes” in collaboration with RAUM_FÜR _RAUM Düsseldorf, which took place on 8 May. It will open in June 2019. You can take part in a “small” tea ceremony. These will take place […]

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    Ways to Simplicity 15 – Yugen

    This year’s path to simplicity is under the theme “YUGEN – Hidden Depth” With this path to simplicity, we are going through familiar and new ways. Through the cooperation with RAUM-for-RAUM Düsseldorf, this year’s path to simplicity will be a transformation and at the same time re-coding of the exhibition “cubes & boxes”, which will take place on 17 May. It opened in Düsseldorf on 1 March. In Schloss Mitsuko this world is expanding. It is re-focused on the “original color” of ZEN and all art, supplemented with other artists and thus travels back to Düsseldorf to be transcoded again… The list of artists: Yukako Ando, Melanie Balsam-Parasole, Petra Benndorf, […]

  • Season 2020 – Season start postponed – due to Corona

    The programme for 2020 is in preparation. In the week after the following week (end of March) there is a PDF preview to download here. The first event of the new season, the Camellia Festival, will take place on 25.04.2020. From this day on, the normal opening hours will apply again. The events for the year 2020 can be found on the homepage until midsummer. Please note that Mitsuko Castle is not part of the draw. Cards of the draw do not apply.

  • 2019 Camellia Festival

    When the tsubaki camellia shrubs bloom, the tsubaki Matsuri camellia festival is celebrated in Japan. The tea shrub plant, which is native to East Asia, has great symbolic significance. If the plant loses its mostly red petals in winter, the petals lying in the snow are reminiscent of spilled drops of blood – a symbol of death and transience. Numerous species of this Japanese treasure can also be admired in Todendorf at the beginning of April in the most beautiful bloom. For the spring flowering of the Camelia japonica we celebrate on the 30th. The first festival of the year will take place on March 1, 2019 from 2 p.m. […]

  • Gisoo Kim Day Dreams

    The artist Gisoo Kim has developed an extraordinary technique of her own to transform photography into new image worlds: "Photo-Stitching" In the process, images and image elements are sewn and pierced and sewn through. Images reveal completely new worlds and convey messages of dreamlike stagings. The artist will be present for the opening. The exhibition will be opened for the Camellia Festival and will be open until the 26th. May 2019.

  • Paula – a remembrance 1. May 2019

    Die Erlebnisse von Krieg, Gewalt und Rassismus begegneten Prof. Heinrich Johann Radeloff paradigmatic in the death of his schoolmate Paula and another 22 people. above this he wrote a requiem, which was set to music by Henning Schmiedt in 2004/05 and premiered in Berlin and Bremen. The rbb recorded this work. It is still available in the Neuklang catalogue of Bauer Studios . Out of these thoughts and experiences, Prof. Radeloff took a stone in the forest near Cammin near Laage to set a sign against war, violence and racism, many following his example and laying small stones around, so that the obelisk stands in the middle of a hill […]

  • Of Lights and False Lights – Land ART in the Japanese Grove

    From Sunday, December 2, 2018, a special light art can be seen in Ralph Tepel's grove with little artificial light and bright lyrically reminiscent of false lights. You can interact with the effects themselves by lighting the light rods with your smartphone or flashlight, then the glow is amplified because they only store the daylight for the night and then release it… Experience the grove in a completely different way than during the day. The installation can be seen until the beginning of the new year. Open on weekends in the evening from nightfall. Bring flashlights and sturdy footwear for your safety. The paths may also be slippery. Walking the […]

  • From silks, blades and vessels… – the Radeloff Collection

    The exhibition runs until 03. March 2019. Until 30.11.2018 it can be seen at the usual opening hours Saturday and Sunday 1-5 pm. (From 30.11. it is only open by appointment.) On 15.09.2018 at 3 p.m. the exhibition opens, which shows the diversity of the Radeloff Collection.