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Kakejiku - Heijoshin Calligraphy -「平常心」- Calm, unwavered mind
Material: Ink on High-quality Gasen-shi Japanese paper, High-quality Japanese Kifune Donsu. Box: Japanese kiri (Paulownia) wood
Calligraphy size (total): 123 cm x 45 cm
Calligraphy size (paper): 70 cm x 33.5 cm
The concept of Heijoshin (calm, unwavered mind) comes from Buddhism and is explained in the fourth volume of Shobogenzo ("Treasury of the True Dharma Eye"). Heijoshin is described as a placid mind that remains calm and balanced in any situation, unwavered by external factors. Heijoshin is also known in Zen as Byodoshin (same characters, different reading), and can be found in the 平常心是道 precept, meaning "Heijoshin is the True Way", which finds its roots in China with Mazu Daoyi during the Tang dynasty.
This Kakejiku is a "Maruhyoso Kakejiku": It is made in Japan with high-quality kifune donsu. The honshi is made of high-grade gasen-shi, a traditional paper made of natural fibers used primarily for Sumi-e (brush painting) and calligraphy.
This calligraphy is offered with a Kiri wooden box
Kiri, known in the West as paulownia, is a lightweight wood that has a distinctive silky surface. Kiri is commonly used to make furniture, musical instruments, and storage boxes due to its unusual fiber structure, which renders it nearly impervious to moisture. It also has great insect resistance since it contains a lot of tannins.
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