At the recent Art of Dining Exhibition sponsored by Refugees International-Japan, Masayuki Kurokawa and his wife, Taki Katoh, cooperated in presenting a table setting profoundly and strikingly simple. It symbolized, they said, "the harmonization of natural and man-made phenomena."

Instead of a conventional tablecloth on which to display their setting, they chose a square of lawn. On it they scattered a few colored leaves, and spread red lacquer tableware designed and made by Kurokawa, and a silver sake set.

At the time Katoh remarked that she the realist and her husband the artist complemented each other. Together on that occasion they gave time and creativity toward helping alleviate the plight of refugees in the world.