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  • Girl Dressed in Kimono, 1971

    Chihiro and Calligraphy

    From the age of 18, Chihiro studied Japanese alphabet kana calligraphy of the Fujiwara Kozei School under Shuyo Oda, a female calligrapher. In calligraphy, which uses black ink, its various shades created by slow and quick brush strokes render significant meaning and evoke emotion. Chihiro, who became familiar with calligraphy from her youth, was attracted by the richness of the ink expression formed with the help of smooth brush strokes and the strength of each stroke. She continued using calligraphy techniques with watercolors, constantly pursuing possibilities of new expression while reviving the art in her colorful works.

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