Film maker Jerry Hsu spent 4 months ​observing Dr. Ronald Y. Nakasone practicing the art of calligraphy, and witnessed how this art requires contemplation, perseverance and single-minded concentration. ​The art of "sho," or "writing,"  can be properly called abstract art; it is nonfigurative, nonobjective, and nonrepresentational. ​The process of the work is one of experimentation and distillation. All of these elements are joined harmoniously together within this formless form. Sit back and watch this creation as a form of meditation.

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  • Neil

    What an incredible artist. But I'm most touched in this moment by the artist behind the camera. What a soulful, poignant, refined, capturing of a master at work. The simplicity, what was not included brought so much to the purity of the depiction. Was just hoping that there would not be any narration and there it was :) Thank you Dr. Ronald and THANK YOU Jerry!

  • nell maha

    the rhythm of his body. I am studying Japanese "shodo" and I see in Mr.Nakasone the relaxed intensity and the connection of Body Breath and Brush.

  • Mona

    Oh so many things inspired me! The contemplation before he even picked up the brush, his little nods of the head when he put the brush down harder, how his hand with the brush just magically swept over the paper and then when a piece was finished, his nod of approval...he liked it and was happy with the outcome. I am an artist/crafter and right now am petrified of the blank canvas or page. I do meditation but never thought of doing it right before creating and just let go and see what happens. Thank you for this video Jerry and I'll try Dr. Nakasone's way. :)

  • Glenn

    The meditative quality of watching Dr. Nakasone's art being created and his deliberate movements while creating the art. It is full of grace and flow.

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