Creation from Chinese classic poems written by Du Fu

Wire-like lines with less flashy brushwork

This is a creation of Chinese classic poem written by Du Fu (712-770) , one of the greatest poets, in the Tang dynasty in China. The text is made up of four poems describing scenes from nature and everyday life.

Both Japanese calligraphy professionals and leaners often respect his poems and quote some phrases for their creation. I created this work for an exhibition, one of the national Japanese calligraphy competitions. One of the characteristics of this work is wire-like lines not much showing of fancy brushstrokes. I used a brush with hard rabbit hairs in order to make these lines and light ink.

2,050×700mm, Ink on paper, Displayed in a Japanese calligraphy exhibition held in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in 2018