Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Sinsetsu Studio, Honolulu
Member Since March 2010
Artist Statement "Irashaimasei"

Welcome! Sinsetsu Studio is culmination of many years of dedication and training in the art of Shodo, Japanese Calligraphy by Master Calligrapher and artist, Mako. In the pursuit of a true art form, where art meets spirituality, she has been practicing the art of Shodo, and its spiritual expression, Zen calligraphy for over 25 years.

All of the work you see here is completely original, made by me in my studio in Hawaii. I moved to Hawaii from Japan in 1990. Originally on vacation, like many others who come to visit, my short stay here in the islands eventually turned into my new home.

As you may or may not know, Hawaii is a very spiritual place. Truly skillful Zen calligraphy is not the product of intense "practice"; rather, it is best achieved as the product of the "no-mind" state, a high level of spirituality, and a heart free of disturbances. Hawaii truly is the perfect place to free his/her mind and heart of disturbances and focus only on the meaning of the character that is being written.

It has always been my wish to bring the world closer to the beauty and spiritual power of Japanese Calligraphy and the philosophy behind Zen Calligraphy, essentially, becoming one with what you create. Let me introduce you to the way I practice and experience Shodo and show you why it is an unceasing source of inspiration in my life.


Product No 3027716
Subjects Asian, Japan, Places, World Culture
Style Traditional
Tags Mochizuki, Sinsetsu, Studio, art, calligraphy, japanese, kanji, shodo, traditional, writing