Oryoki Dining Scene

Over the Zen Buddhist holiday/meditation period of Rohatsu, my partner Tim Brisko and I shot an oryoki dining scene to commemorate the anniversary of Buddha's Enlightenment. Oryoki, meaning "just enough" is an eating ceremony practiced in Zen monasteries. Eating utensils are placed carefully, linens are folded just so, and food is eaten in a very specific order, all with chanting and bowing thrown in the mix. This collaboration project captures the beautiful complexity of a humble and seemingly simple meal. Happy belated Bodhi Day and a happy, healthy 2017 to all!

Oryoki Dining Scene