Shodo: The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy

Regarded as one of the key disciplines in fostering the focused, meditative state of mind so essential to Zen, shodo calligraphy is practiced regularly by students of Zen Buddhism in Japan. In this book, Shozo Sato, a recognized master of Zen arts, teaches the art of Japanese calligraphy. After providing a brief history of Japanese calligraphy and the teachings of Zen Buddhism, Sato explains the necessary supplies and fundamental brushstroke skills. Shozo Sato has received the Order of Sacred Treasure from the Emperor of Japan.

  • Author: Shozo Sato
  • 176 pages
  • 12 x 9 inches
  • Full color throughout; 31 Zen koans
  • Publication: 2014