Being Vivid with Refinement

Four-character idiom that are familiar to Japanese culture

Many four-character idioms are used in Japan. They are traditionally consist of four kanji (Chinese character) and often associated with historical events or classical stories.

In this work, the meaning of this four-character idiom is that a work of art vividly expresses a noble dignity or grace. It also includes the meaning that paintings and other works of art have a sense of life and power, and are full of emotion.

2,050×530mm, Ink on paper, Displayed in a Japanese calligraphy exhibition held in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in 2020