Message from the CEO

Changing the world through the power of art

 

The reason I am here writing you this message today is because of a life-changing encounter with the book, 'The Turning Point: Science, Society, and the Rising Culture' by Fritjof Capra. In the mid-1980s, tragedies like domestic and school violence becoming social issues made a strong impression on me as a high school student.
 
It made me wonder why people make choices that make them unhappy even though we were all born to be happy. I came across this book in my 20s, and it was like a ray of hope. In this 700 page tome, Fritjof analyzes the issues facing contemporary society from his standpoint as a physicist - his view of life, medical care, economic models, psychological approaches, environmental crises and so on. Approaching the issue from multiple perspectives he cogently argues that we are heading for a paradigm shift.
 
In the fifteen years that followed, I continued my search for clues to this paradigm shift, through my work, constantly learning. However, far from finding a solution, as social turmoil deepened, I increasingly felt in danger of losing my vision, of stumbling into a place with no way out. It was then that I found a renewed sense of hope through Kunihiko Yazawa’s philosophy and our art practice. In 2001 we launched various projects as part of Yazawa’s art practice, and in 2004 we founded White Ship, Inc.
 
It hasn't been smooth sailing, but it's been an unforgettable journey full of inspiring encounters and the creation of beautiful and powerful artworks, and through this process time and again we've felt the boundless creative energy that we as humans all possess.
 
We would like to say a big thank you to all those friends who have shared our vision, co-created experiences with us and supported us in countless ways. We hope to continue our work helping people around the world rediscover their sense of wonder and beauty, and their creative potential.
 

CEO / Art Producer
Kimi Hasebe

Company profile

Corporate name White Ship, Inc.
Address

6F Terasawa Bld., 1-7-17 Motoakasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 107-0051
Tel: +81-3-6434-9785 Fax: +81-33-6434-9786 Access >>

Date established January 1, 2001
Board members Kimi Hasebe CEO
Kunihiko Yazawa Director
Related websites EGAKU Online >>
Kunihiko Yazawa Artist official website >>

History

January, 2001 White Ship, Inc. was founded
August, 2002 Started EGAKU Program for elementary school children
March, 2004

Incorporated as White Ship, Inc.

June, 2006 Moved to Akasaka, Tokyo and opened office and studio
January, 2007 Started regular EGAKU sessions for business professionals
January, 2008 Launched human resource consulting x EGAKU Program
May, 2009 Launched strategy consulting x EGAKU Program
February, 2013 Moved to Moto-Akasaka, Tokyo and opened office & gallery

Our work

 

Art management

 
Designing creative experiences that give rise to art. Bringing the power of art to the world
 

Art as learning

 
Creating art-based learning for all - developing individuals' creative potential through dynamic art experiences
 

Communication design

 
Catalyzing communication to transform and energize organizations

Access

White Ship, Inc.
-office & gallery-

6F Terasawa Bld., 1-7-17 Motoakasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0051, Japan
Tel : +81-3-6434-9785 Fax : +81-3-6434-9786 E-mail : info@whiteship.net

6 minute walk from Ginza/Marunouchi Line Akasaka-mitsuke Station Exit B
6 minute walk from Yurakucho/Hanzomon/Namboku Line Nagata-cho Station Exit B
15 minute walk from Ginza/Hanzomon/Oedo Line Aoyama Itchome Station Exit 2