2012. február 24., péntek

Zen Calligraphy (shodō, 書道)

Maybe it is not an overstatement to say that Japanese arts go back for their inner form to a common root, Buddhism. When we try to comprehend the different "Ways" in Japan, we will soon find that they are all  impregnated with the same spirit: the spirit of zen buddhism. This applies for all kinds of art forms from archery to sumi-e painting, calligraphy, acting, dance, tea ceremony, ikebana  and swordsmanship. How is this possible? Because zen is not mere speculation. It is experience. It is much  more about  intuitive cognition than abstractive knowledge which we can define, nail down or explain...
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