Shimatani Hiroyuki
Hiroyuki, Shimatani
Hiroyuki, Shimatani
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Description: Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters of the Brush
The Japanese term for calligraphy, sho, refers to letters or characters written by the human hand, not mechanically produced by printing machines or computers. Chinese characters (kanji) form the basis of the written word not only in China but also in Japan and Korea, where the Chinese system was borrowed and variously adapted over the centuries, and where the calligraphic writing of...
PublisherPhiladelphia Museum of Art
Related print edition pages: pp.95-103