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    Japanese Calligraphy - Collection of Ten Thousand leaves "万葉集"

    $580.00
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    Japanese Calligraphy - Collection of Ten Thousand leaves "万葉集"

    $580.00
    Unit price  per 

    The poem on the calligraphy is part of the "Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves." which is considered one of the most famous and historically significant collections of Japanese poetry and plays an important role in the history of the Japanese language and is widely regarded as a treasure of Japanese literature. 

    「昨日こそ君は存りしか思はぬに
    浜松の上に雲とたなびく」

    作者 / 大伴三中(おおとものみなか)

    - modern language translation

    昨日までこそ
    Just yesterday

    君は生きて世にあったのに
    You, who were living in this world

    思いがけなくも
    When I realised it,

    浜の松の上に
    You had become a cloud

    雲となってたなびいている
    Drifting away (now you’re gone)

    This beautiful line captures the sad feelings of a friend he cared for and the fleeting nature of life in this world, reflecting the melancholy emotions of the poet.
    The poem continues to be widely read and enjoyed for its simple yet poignant expression of love and affection.

    Our Artisan - Youna Matsushita

    Youna Matsushita is a talented and unique freedom Japanese calligrapher who has found her own creative voice through her passion for the art form.
    Raised in the rural countryside of Yamaguchi Prefecture and spending her childhood on a small island in the Seto Inland Sea, Youna developed a love for nature and the great outdoors. Her introduction to calligraphy came from a friend and was not a formal class, allowing her to express herself freely and openly with the brush.
    Her calligraphy is characterized by bold, dynamic brush strokes, a departure from traditional rules and conventions, delicate lines, and a captivating beauty that radiates from each character she writes.
    Her background, including her grandfather's painting and her career in architecture, has given her a unique perspective and artistic vision that shines through in her work.
    Today, Youna continues to write every day and expresses her love of nature and the sounds around her through her calligraphy.

    ■  Size: 30 cm x 30 cm 

    ■  Material: Square Wooden Panel with Washi Mounting

    ■  Only 1 Exclusive Available

    ■  Hand-written by Youna Matsushita, freedom Japanese calligrapher

    ■  Does not come with metal fittings such as wall hanging. 

    Japanese Calligraphy - Collection of Ten Thousand leaves "万葉集"

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