Japanese Calligraphy
Japanese Calligraphy, used to communicate thoughts, is drawing - it is song - and it is rhythm.
The old writings are even difficult for Japanese to read.
While some of the works seem to be cryptic however, there is no need to give up on trying to understand.
Japanese calligraphy is a precious style of writing that portrays the writer’s thoughts.
At the same time, it is art, it is song, and it is rhythm.
When one is at peace with a work of art, the ink on the paper travels beyond time and
beyond boundaries to relay the heart of the creator.
SUTRA KENGU-KYO SUDAKKISHOJA-HON
About 8th century, Nara period
SUTRA DAlHANNYAHARAMITTA-KYO No.213 SHOBUNRISHINGE-HON
Gold and silver on dalk-blue paper
1117 – 1126,Heian period
KAKINOMOTO-NO-HITOMARO-ZO JIGASAN
Emperor GOYOZEI
Late 16th-early 17th century, The later stage of the Azuchi・Momoyama Period
TWO WAKAS
TAIRA-no-Yukimori
12th century, Heian period
LETTER addressed to SHIBA Kenmotsu 7th
SEN-no-Rikyu
16th century, Azuchi・Momoyama Period
WAKA “SETCHU FUJI”(Snow-capped Mt.Fuji)
KARASUMA Mitsuhiro
17th century, The early period of Edo Era
WAKA “Please…” (An Imperial Letter)
Empress MEISHO
17th century, The early period of Edo Era

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