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july sumi-e

I think of India as my spiritual home, the home of my soul. Ever since I fell in love with India 30 years ago, I have visited the holy city of Benares at least once every year. Sitting on the banks of the Ganges, I scoop up a handful of Gangajal (Holy Water) and use it to prepare my Sumi ink. I draw the people and the landscapes of this beautiful land. In addition to images of India, I also paint Japanese motifs. For this exhibition, I have artworks depicting Ojizousama (stone Buddha Statue in the shape of a child) and Rakan (achiever of Nirvana).

Profile Yoko Koyano: Calligrapher and SUMI-E Painter Based on her calligraphy and TENKOKU (seal-engraving) profession, Koyano started her SUMI-E painting career in 1977. Since her first visit to India in 1980, she has been providing Indian themed work toward exhibits held over 10 Indian cities, including the 50th anniversary of India?fs independence celebration exhibition. Her works has also been used as title logo of Japanese TV shows and plays.

The Exhibitions Committee 

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