This Heart Sutra scroll shows the Shingyo 心 経 or Heart Sutra brushed in the cursive style of Japanese calligraphy.
To brush the Heart Sutra in sosho or cursive script is as if you were transforming form into sound, like a musical annotation of the vibration of each character. The result is a singular melody of the Heart Sutra, a Heart Sutra sung by the brush.
I like to copy the Heart Sutra in all the different styles of Japanese calligraphy, but to brush it in the cursive style is a gift, a tremendous joy of artistic creation.
The Heart Sutra is mounted on a scroll; deep blue silk with fine pattern and natural wooden rollers at the bottom.
Size h x w : 80″ x 22″ ; 205 x 56 cm
If you would like to buy this original Heart Sutra Scroll, click here.
For those of you who would like to copy the Heart Sutra yourself and practice this particular form of brush-meditation, I show you how to start at my web page sutracopying. If you like a copy of the Heart Sutra in seal script you can have a look at my book The Heart Sutra in Calligraphy: A Visual Appreciation of The Perfection of Wisdom.
The Heart Sutra scroll shows the entire Heart Sutra in Japanese sosho style.
You can find the Shingyo in Japanese regular script at my web page The Heart Sutra in Japanese with translation into English.
A print of the Heart Sutra in kaisho or regular script is available at my prints gallery.
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