Paintings: 一期一会 - Ichi go ichi e - One time one meeting

Japanese calligraphy artwork
Ink on rice paper
Size: ~66.5×24 cm (~26"×9½")

Moulded on another layer of paper, not framed

This is a large calligraphy of Japanese idiom of Ichi-go ichi-e (One time, one meeting).

Ichi-go ichi-e (Japanese: 一期一会, lit. "one time, one meeting") is a Japanese four-character idiom (yojijukugo) that describes a cultural concept of treasuring the unrepeatable nature of a moment. The term has been translated as "for this time only", and "once in a lifetime". The term reminds people to cherish any gathering that they may take part in, citing the fact that any moment in life cannot be repeated; even when the same group of people get together in the same place again, a particular gathering will never be replicated, and thus each moment is always a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The concept is most commonly associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.

To reflect this fleeting nature of the moment I used a large wolf hair brush with a single take of ink (that's why the lower characters appear pale, it's intentional). The artwork is signed and stamped with my personal seal and with "Ichi-go ichi-e" seal in old style characters, also carved by myself.

This is my original artwork, not a print or a reproduction. Shipped unframed in a protective packaging including a Certificate of Authenticity. Worldwide FREE tracked shipping.

€ 200

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