Category: calligraphy

ZEN art exhibition

ZEN art exhibition information

We are participating in ZEN art exhibition, coming November 17th~21st, 2021. It is held at bono Sagami-Ono, South mall 3rd floor, (beside Sagami-Ono station) Sagamihara city, Kanagawa prefecture : about 30 mins by Odakyu-line rapid-express from Shinjuku station November 17,

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ZEN circle -Enso-

Golden Enso and Mt. Fuji Japanese painting Kakejiku

ZEN circle ENSO Zen circle is called “Enso”.(円相) Sometimes different “Kanji”(Chinese character) 円窓 is used for “Enso”, represents “round window”, which means our mind’s window. Enso is one of Sumi ink painting (Japanese calligraphy) in Zen. Usually it is drawn

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Bamboo forests in Tokyo – hidden bamboo forest spots

Tokyo bamboo forest Travel guide hidden spots

Finding small Kyoto in Tokyo – hidden Bamboo forest in Tokyo Bamboo trees symbolize Japanese ZEN culture. When you are in Bamboo forest, you feel very calm and helps you meditate. Many bamboo forests are in Kyoto, or secluded area.

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Kakejiku style wall decoration – Fukuro obi belt

Fukuro obi Kakejiku style Japanese painting art Crane bird, Sakura, Koi fish

Fukuro Obi belts are precious obi belts for Japanese Kimono. They are usually made with silk, having Japanese patterns. Shiny silk threads create beautiful and gorgeous looks. These obi belts can become gorgeous decorations by themselves. Kakejiku style wall decorations

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Japanese Kakejiku – good luck item

Unique tiger & bamboo Japanese painting Kakejiku hanging scroll

“Japanese Kakejiku (Kakemono)“ -good luck item   “Japanese Kakejiku (Kakemono)” is a hanging scroll used to display and exhibit paintings and calligraphy art.   Traditional Japanese rooms usually have a “Tokonoma”- a special space (alcove) to display “Kakejiku”.   Most

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Japanese cultural icon Mt. Fuji

Japanese painting hanging scroll Mt. Fuji Kakejiku art

Japanese cultural icon – Mt. Fuji If you have an interest in Japan, you must have heard this name “Mt. Fuji”. Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan. It’s 3,776.24m (12,389ft), located on Honshu. Mt. Fuji is an active

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Japanese precious Kimono Obi belt

Gorgeous Kimono Obi belts

Kimono is Japanese traditional fashion and culture. All Japanese people used to wear Kimono every day long time ago, and Kimono was our clothes. But we wear Kimono only occasionally now, especially on special occasions such as weddings, new years,

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Sakura cherry blossom – Japanese beauty and sensitivity

Sakura cherry blossoms painting art Kimono silk kakejiku

I am obsessed with Sakura cherry blossoms. Sakura is Japanese symbol. We admire Sakura cherry blossoms in many ways. Sakura is connected to our Japanese culture deeply. Since ancient time, Japanese people enjoyed watching Sakura, called “Ohanami” (meaning “watch flowers”)

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Crane bird – Japanese healthy long life good luck symbol

Japanese painting calligraphy art hanging scroll Kakejiku wall decor crane birds, Mt.Fuji, Japanese pine tree

Crane bird - Japanese healthy long life symbol Crane birds are beautiful big white birds with a little bit of black color on wings and necks. Even though we don’t get to see them often, crane birds are very familiar

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Drawing Japanese Koi pond

Japanese calligraphy painting of Koi pond Kakejiku hanging scroll

Most of Japanese gardens have Koi pond. Koi pond is the symbol of Japanese garden. There are stones around Koi pond, sometimes there is even a stone bridge over the koi pond. Pine trees, bamboo trees and other trees are

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