Birds Sing by KEIKO SHIMODA

Birds Sing by KEIKO SHIMODA

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by KEIKO SHIMODA

Medium: Japanese stick ink (pine), brush on Japanese handmade paper.
This poem is a pangram, containing each Hiragana character of the Japanese syllabary exactly once, in the same way as the A, B, C, D... sequence of the Latin alphabet.

English on the right hand side is the rough translation. When we study Japanese calligraphy, we do learn Kanji (Chinese characters) writing, which most of the models are the ancient Chinese carved letters. And also Kana calligraphy, which is a mixture of the Hiragana and Kanji. They look different and need a different technique to write. This is one of the examples of Kana calligraphy. ‘i ro ha’ is another famous A-Z poem which contains same 48 Hiragana, but this Birds sing poem I prefer with the view of breaking of the new day.

Birds sing
out from dreams.
See the breaking
Eastern sky
the light of dawn
shines on the sea.

Japanese stick ink (pine), brush on Japanese handmade paper 43 x 32.5 cm.

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