Medium: Digital Photography
Location: Kyoto, Japan  (click image to enlarge image)

About the artwork;

Shodo refers to the art, or the “way” of calligraphy”.


Watching a master create his art.  Shotei Ibata of Kyoto, Japan.  Master calligrapher, internationally known performance calligrapher with a human-sized brush. I was fortunate to visit him with our group and informed guide then return the following week for a private lesson in Sumi-e brush painting.


“Every brushstroke has a certain tension, a certain nervousness. Every brushstroke is, in a sense, some kind of an accident.”

-Raphael Soyer (in the book, Japonisme; Ikigai, forest bathing, wabi-sabi and more)

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