Keizan

Born and raised in a country blessed with traditional culture, my dream is to give back to Japan and all it’s done for me. by Keizan

What is my dream? Born and raised in a country blessed with traditional culture, my dream is to give back to Japan and all it’s done for me. I want to introduce the familiar books I have read as a child, the suiboku-ga (ink painting with just sumi-ink), bokusai-ga (ink painting with sumi-ink and other pigments), and tenkoku (seal-engraving) I learned as an adult, and enrich and diversify this world.   As the aging population, advancing information system, and economical development in Asian continues, Japan seems to be losing itself and it’s direction.    What can be a tool to regain the confidence of Japanese people and introduce them to the world? The culture, cultivated by the rich nature and history of Japan, is certainly that tool.  I hope to become an artist that introduces my accomplished painting and calligraphy works to the world, while further developing Japanese traditions through interactions with people of various ethnicities and cultures.     Myorenji 7 years ago, while I was drawing shrines and temples as a way to unwind from work, I was drawn to the Myorenji Temple. The camellia, hibiscus, red spider lily, magnolia, and other seasonal flowers created a relaxing and serene ambiance around the temple. I thought to myself, “this has to… Read More »Born and raised in a country blessed with traditional culture, my dream is to give back to Japan and all it’s done for me. by Keizan