|This is Japanese traditional calligraphy made by our artist Rijin(里人). Rijin made her foray into the world of Japanese calligraphy at a very early age. She has won numerous calligraphy awards in Japan. She is adept in traditional Japanese calligraphy methods, and seeks to transcend those traditions to create her art. |
Zen is the Japanese name for a Buddhist tradition practiced by millions of people across the world. It is a discipline providing insight into how the mind works, which offers benefits to one's well-being & spirit. Zen originated in China’s Shaolin monastery, so Zen and martial arts have long been associated. Zen influenced the samurai, as it did most of Japanese culture and society for a time.
About KAKERU.inc, we are a student-run organization whose aim is to spread the aesthetics of Japanese traditional art, especially Shodo to the world. The primary objective of our project is to help the Shodo performer. During this trying time, many of the Shodo artists who used to travel around the world to perform Shodo lost an opportunity to perform. Which means they do not have any income except teaching. (you might be surprised to know this but there is no newly-written-Shodo market.)