Hitsuzendo

Hitsuzendo

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hitsuzendo the "Art of the Brush," is believed by Zen Buddhists to be a method of achieving Sam dhi (Jap.: samaai) (unification of individual with the highest reality). Hitsuzendo refers specifically to a school of Japanese Zen calligraphy to which the rating system of modern calligraphy (well-proportioned and pleasing to the eye) is foreign. Instead, the calligraphy of Hitsuzendo must breathe with the vitality of eternal experience. Inspired by the teachings of Yamaoka Tesshu (1836-1888), the actual founder of the Hitsuzendo line of thought was Yokoyama Tenkei (1885-1966) as a "practice to uncover one's original self through the brush." Hitsuzendo was developed by Omori Sogen Roshi as a way of Zen practice. It is practised on the standing, using a large brush and ink, usually on newspaper roll. This way, the whole body is used to guide the brush, in contrast to writing at a table.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135976729
  • 9786135976724