青龍 It is a dragon made of character. However, at the same time, this is a beast on a serpent with a crown on its head. The dragon is said to be a creature with spiritual power. The dragon is a blue dragon and painted with blue ink. The blue dragon is said to be the guardian which controls work and human relations.
Ink Brush Painting
Japanese Paper, Washi
Yukiko Nishimura is a Japanese calligrapher specializing in ancient kanji characters, the origin of the modern Kanji Characters used today. Nishimura worked as a shrine maiden from high school until graduated university. From this experience, she associates her work with the ancient Japanese shamanism and reflects this experience into various forms of art not only in her calligraphy. She refers to her calligraphy as "a message from the Gods." Drawing calligraphy of ancient Kanji characters means embodying the words from the Gods on to paper with ink drawn through her body. Nishimura wishes to empower those who see her calligraph.
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