BE MY GUEST – Makiko Sakurai

BE MY GUEST is a venue for others to share their art; I assemble between creators in my sitting room.  Linear time and  locality are not relevant.


Makiko Sakurai, a musician, an Aikido teacher, Buddhist Shomyo chanter, took the night train to Sensei’s home at Yamma village where I was a guest for a few weeks. It was the summer after the Tsunami.

As we shook hands and nodded she said: “I am interested in sound before it becomes music.”

– “Oh, and I am interested in materials before they become art.”


From time to time, she searched in her Japanese – Hebrew dictionary. Diwan Music brought her all the way to study with Gila Bashari in Israel.

Whenever she could not express what she wanted, she imitated our Israeli body language.

I felt at home and at the same time saw myself from the outside.


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