Yamaoka Tesshu (1836-1888) was a Japanese master of the sword, Zen and calligraphy. This full-color book on the Zen art of Yamaoka Tesshu features reproductions of extremely valuable calligraphy pieces, and also a number of essays about the relationship between swordsmanship, the study of Zen, and calligraphy. Each one of the works presented are translated into English, and its significance explained in detailed captions. Some fantastic specimens of Zen calligraphy by Tesshu’s famous contemporaries Katsu Kaishu and Takahashi Deishu (Tesshu’s brother-in-law), and modern master Terayama Tanchu are also featured.
Numerous calligraphies from Masters of the brush and the sword.
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