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Exhibition: Miracle Kototama Art — Calligraphy by Shisui
May 17, 2013 - July 13, 2013
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) is delighted to announce an exhibition of calligraphy by Tokyo-based artist Shisui. The exhibition will open on May 18 and run for eight weeks. A closing reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 4 – 6 pm.
In ancient Japan it was believed that words held a secret, mysterious power. When uttered, the sound of these words would vibrationally impact the world beyond the impact of the meaning of the word. The word for this was kototama. Likewise, certain kanji, or Japanese word symbols, were also thought to possess a power to affect the world by emitting a kind of vibration or energy. In her work, Shisui seeks to discover calligraphic shapes that, despite appearing abstract or unfamilar in shape, emit this kind of vibration and are recognizable by the miraculous healing power they possess and the positive feelings they provoke.
Shisui’s art has most recently appeared in the famous spiritual magazine “Yugahul.”
Last year, she appeared on the popular web programs
★Shisui Web Site
I felt in the days of my childhood that human beings were connected by their subconscious but that as we became socialized, we were brainwashed by llusion and forgot that we all are beings that are splendid with perfection. As an adult, I worked for more than ten years as a web designer and director, but gradually I came to think that I’d like to express through my art work that “The soul of all people is beautiful and life is a trip of returning to love(= God).” And then I came across the Japanese ancient letters. So I’ve started my work. I hope my arts are useful for your happiness. — Shisui