The concept of the “Three Pillars of Nuido,” is central to the teaching dispensed by the Japanese Embroidery Center. During the training, you learn the techniques, and you approach this concept step by step until you make it your own to your personality.
I report here what is expressed by the Japanese Embroidery Center not to create any subjective interpretations.
“The word Nuido™ is made up of two parts; Nui, or embroidery (also shishu), and Do, the way of Nui refers to the acquisition of technical skills and knowledge. Do refers to the development, and constant discovery, of the spiritual components of the art of Nuido™. Nuido™ has three aspects: the acquisition of technical skills and knowledge (rationality), the development of artistic sensitivity and awareness (sensitivity), and understanding the spiritual aspects of shishu (spirituality), resulting in a state of peace, calm, and harmon.”
Over time I have had no difficulty integrating this vision into my daily practice of Japanese embroidery and, in a broader sense, into other forms of expression. I link it to a historical and cultural moment that is very significant for me: the Renaissance. In this precise artistic moment: rationality, sensitivity, and spirituality uniquely defined the Artist.