Bokuseki (墨蹟, Zen calligraphy)

By Beyond Calligraphy / 05/03/2010 /

Bokuseki (墨蹟, “traces of ink”) is a calligraphy or abstract “ink painting” created by Zen Buddhist monks entranced in a meditative state. The history of Zen calligraphy goes back to the Tang (唐朝, 618 – 907 C.E.) and Song (宋朝, 960 – 1279 C.E.) dynasties of China. Since Ikkyuu Soujun (一休宗純 1394-1481), an eccentric Zen…

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