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In this gorgeous and notable zen calligraphy publication, Shozo Sato, an across the world well-known grasp of conventional Zen arts, teaches the artwork of jap calligraphy during the strength and knowledge of Zen poetry.
Single-line Zen Buddhist koan aphorisms, or zengo, are essentially the most universal topics for the conventional jap brush calligraphy often called shodo. considered as one of many key disciplines in fostering the targeted, meditative frame of mind so necessary to Zen, shodo calligraphy is practiced on a regular basis by means of all scholars of Zen Buddhism in Japan. After supplying a short heritage of jap calligraphy and its shut courting with the lessons of Zen Buddhism, Sato explains the fundamental offers and primary brushstroke talents that you're going to want. He is going directly to current thirty zengo, each one featuring:
- An instance via a talented Zen monk or grasp calligrapher
- An clarification of the person characters and the Zen koan as a whole
- Step-by-step directions on the right way to paint the word in a couple of kinds (Kaisho, Gyosho, Sosho)
A wonderful quantity at the intersection of eastern aesthetics and Zen Buddhist inspiration, Shodo: The Quiet artwork of eastern Zen Calligraphy publications starting and complicated scholars alike to a deeper knowing of the original brush portray artwork kind of shodo calligraphy.
Shodo calligraphy themes include:
- The artwork of Kanji
- The 4 Treasures of Shodo
- Ideogram Zengo
- scholars of Shodo