Carré MOJI is an interior artwork that combines the traditional Japanese culture of calligraphy with a modern sensibility.
Carré MOJI is a coined word combining the French word "Carré" (a comfortable courtyard) and the Japanese word “Moji (character)". It was born in 2002 with the desire to create a "comfortable space with characters" and to introduce it to the world as a new Japanese culture.
Beautiful calligraphy by 13 calligraphers selected from all over Japan who have both calligraphy ability and design sensitivity. The original framing design complements their works.
The works, created without compromising on any aspect of the artwork, will expand beautiful landscapes and scenes in the hearts of those who see them.
Carré MOJI aims to enrich the hearts of people around the world by displaying their works.
Calligrapher: Shosen Hamada / Frame size: 30 x 30 cm / Frame color: white / Mat color: gray / Materials: Japanese paper, ink, aluminum, acrylic / Weight: 2 kg
Calligraphy by Shosen Hamada, a calligrapher. Original one of a kind. The right side of this Chinese character is made in the shape of a sword, which gives the image of something cut open and created. The beautiful fine lines created from years of study and the contrasting beautiful margins create an image of something new being born from nothing.
Calligrapher Profile Hamada Shosen
・Hamada Shosen is the most eminent calligrapher and prominent creator in Japan.
・Judge and member of the panel of judges for the Mainichi Shodo Exhibition and Association, which is the most authoritative calligraphy exhibition and association in Japan.
・Director and member of the panel of judges for the Japan Shodo Academy, which is one of the largest calligraphy associations in Japan.
・Member of the panel of judges for the Aki National Shodo Exhibition.
・Director of the National Society of Shodo Education.
・Created many works of calligraphy for inscriptions on statues.
The most famous one is for Prime Minister HAMAGUCHI Osachi
(early in 20th century), and the inscription has 1,000 characters.
(It is the largest in Japan.)
・Appears frequently in leading magazines in Japan.