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Suibokuga ink painting Sumi-e Japanese magnolia Floral

Sign of Spring -Toko Shinoda (b. 1913), calligrapher is known as a master of the intricate manner of writing tracing back 3000 years. She began creating abstract work in 1947. A two-year stay in New York in the 1950s introduced her to the work of abstract expressionists and inspired her to go beyond the traditional boundaries of controlled calligraphy and use expansive, dynamic brush strokes (...) slashing across the paper’s surface, carving out a landscape inhabited by both warrior and…

Cherry Blossom Tattoos; Chinese and Other Variations

This one I am attracted to the most. I love the style and yet it is sparse enough that it may not hurt as much as the others.