Prologue of “Spring and Asura”

Combination of kanji and hiragana

This work is based on the entire preface of Kenji Miyazawa’s poem “Spring and Shura.” Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933), a famous Japanese poet and author of children’s literature.

The large letters in the upper part are the main phrases of the preface. It is written in a style different from Japanese used in everyday life, but when translated into English, it looks like this. The phenomenon called “I” is the blue illumination of one of the hypothetical organic alternating current lights

2,250×2,450mm, Ink on paper, Displayed in a Japanese calligraphy exhibition held in the National Arts Center Tokyo in 2015