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Artful Room Illumination - Truly Good Art Never Fades, Always Complements You - Words that Resonate with the Heart - Japanese Essence, Japanese Spirit - Easily Read Japanese Text
** Product Description **
・Japanese Calligraphy Artwork "Magic" (by Seimei Kiyosumi, Brand New)
The works of Japanese calligrapher Seimei Kiyosumi (1970~) go beyond traditional calligraphy expression. They are written in easily understandable modern Japanese, elevating them to contemporary art that feels approachable. This uniqueness adds tremendous value to his art.
As a result, it can complement various settings, whether it's a chic and luxurious urban interior, a refined and elegant classical interior, a simple everyday space, or a child's room. Whether displayed in a special space for welcoming guests or in your everyday surroundings, it will become a captivating interior piece.
** Inscribed Words **
"Magic, you see, resides in the hearts of people." (魔法はね、人の心の中にあるんだよ)
These words were spoken by the late world-renowned Japanese fashion designer and event producer, Kansai Yamamoto (1944~2020). The inscription is in Japanese.
** Features of Japanese Calligraphy **
Japanese calligraphy is a unique art form that expresses the universe with just one brushstroke. Each stroke is infused with the skills of the calligrapher. Although a stroke appears two-dimensional, it can be made to feel three-dimensional through skill and practice. Each Japanese character has a specific stroke order, and even when writing long passages, calligraphers write them in one continuous stroke without retracing their steps. This means that everything a calligrapher does while writing is reflected on the paper as brushwork, making the ability to capture the moment crucial. Additionally, Japanese calligraphy emphasizes the concept of "mu" or nothingness, finding meaning and presence in the empty spaces around the characters. The dynamic, vibrant lines of the brush (black ink) enhance the "emptiness" (white) to create a harmonious composition of "black" and "white" on a single page, symbolizing coexistence and harmony within a world.
We are confident that Seimei Kiyosumi's calligraphy artwork excels in all these aspects.
** About the Artwork **
Tools used in its creation: Brush, ink, paper (all made in Japan)
This calligraphy artwork is a brand-new print created using the giclée method. Giclée is a high-definition printing technique used in art galleries and museums, known for its precision and quality that can be easily mistaken for an original piece. Each work is stamped with Seimei Kiyosumi's seal. The artwork paper is adorned with genuine gold leaf, adding a touch of luxury.
For those who wish to purchase calligraphy artworks but prefer to prepare their own frames, we also offer the option to purchase the artwork paper only.
** About the Frame **
The central calligraphy paper is raised 1 cm above a golden base, creating a three-dimensional structure. The frame is brand new and meticulously crafted by Japanese artisans using top-tier techniques. The frame's engravings are delicate and beautiful, and attention to detail is paramount. The manufacturing process is complex, so please allow approximately one month from order to completion.
* Please note that the color may appear slightly different on various devices when viewing the product online.
* If orders reach a limited quantity, there may be a possibility of frame "border" substitutions.
** How to Display the Frame **
To prevent deterioration and fading of the calligraphy artwork and frame, display it in an indoor space away from direct sunlight. The back of the artwork is equipped with a hanging cord. If you have a picture rail, you can hang it using wire, ensuring it can bear the weight. If you choose to lean it against a wall, please be cautious as it may tip over. Consider using anti-slip sheets at the bottom for added stability.
** Product Size & Weight **
Frame: Height 73cm x Width 63cm x Depth 7cm, Total Weight 5.0kg
Calligraphy Art Paper: Height 46cm × Width 35.5cm, Weight: Several grams
* If orders reach a limited quantity, there may be frame "border" substitutions. In such cases, the frame's width may change slightly (a few centimeters), resulting in a different product size.
** Main Frame Materials **
Paper, Fabric, Wood, Cord, UV-Cut Acrylic
* The UV-Cut acrylic used in this frame reduces the transmission of ultraviolet rays emitted by indoor lighting.
** Packaging **
The product will be carefully packaged in the following order:
Frame Artwork < Cloth Bag (Yellow cotton material) < Frame Artwork Exclusive Box < Shipping Protective Cardboard.
** About Japanese Calligrapher Seimei Kiyosumi **
Seimei Kiyosumi (1970~) is a Japanese calligrapher with over five decades of experience, starting his journey at the age of six. He is dedicated to creating high-quality art, producing contemporary, approachable, and refined Japanese calligraphy.
Seimei Kiyosumi studied calligraphy at a university in Japan, gaining extensive knowledge in the field. After completing his graduate studies, he worked at one of Japan's top universities, the University of Tokyo. For 23 years, he engaged in three main activities: 1) researching ancient Japanese documents, 2) creating hand-copied reproductions of these documents using brushes, ink, and paper, and 3) teaching university students. He has not only pursued research and artistic endeavors but has also been an educator.
Simultaneously, Seimei Kiyosumi has been participating in calligraphy competitions since his student days and has received numerous awards. In his twenties, he won the highest prize at one of Japan's leading calligraphy exhibitions, becoming the youngest recipient of this prestigious award in history. Recently, he was awarded the "Special Jury Prize" at the 2023 "Golden Art Competition in YOKOHAMA."
Today, Seimei Kiyosumi is dedicated to creating art that conveys the sense of beauty, culture, tradition, and craftsmanship that Japanese people hold dear, sharing it with people worldwide who are drawn to Japan and hold respect for cultures beyond their own.
Seimei Kiyosumi believes that his calligraphy artwork becomes a "light" that brightens your interior space. We invite you to illuminate your cherished spaces with Seimei Kiyosumi's artistic "light."
Thank you for reading to the end.
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