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Zen Word, Zen Calligraphy

Tani, Kogetsu;Shimano, Eido;Shimano, Eido Tai

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ISBN 10: 087773643X / ISBN 13: 9780877736431
Published by Shambhala, Boston, 1992
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 160 pp, dedication; Wagan/Gentle Face with corresponding calligraphy on facing page; Introduction; The Color Calligraphies with Commentaries on Facing Pages; index, about the author and calligrapher. Text by Eido Tai Shimano. Calligraphy by Kogetsu Tani. First Edition, 1992. "Like the tea ceremony, Zen calligraphy expresses the refinement, simplicity, and beauty of traditional Japanese culture. This book with its exquisite brushwork and the 'teaching commentary' exemplifies the heart of this magnificient tradition, expressed here in 73 beautiful Japanese calligraphies -- some of them just a word, others a famous Zen phrase or poem. In the accompanying commentary, the author uses Zen stories, anecdotes, and teachings to draw out the inner meaning of each calligraphy." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 001996

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Title: Zen Word, Zen Calligraphy

Publisher: Shambhala, Boston

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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The heart of Zen is expressed here in beautiful Japanese calligraphies, some of them just a word, other a famous Zen phrase from a person from a poem, koan, or anecdote. Shimano, a well-known Japanese-American Zen master, uses Zen stories and teachings to illuminate the inner meanings of each calligraphy. 51 two-color illustrations.

About the Author:

Eido Tai Shimano Roshi is abbot of New York Zendo and International Dai Bosatsu Zendo, and the author of Zen Word, Zen Calligraphy; Points of Departure: Zen Buddhism with a Rinzai View; and Golden Wind: Zen Talks.

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