Friday, May 21, 2010

The Great Calligrapher Hokai Shibayama

Ven Shibayama and his entourage arrive for the temple dedication

The Bodhisattva Sadaparibhuta, whose story is told in the Lotus Sutra Ch 20. His practice was to never despise anyone, telling all that they will become Buddhas. This is one of the themes of the work of Ven Shibayama.

Ven Shibayama produces the character "terasu" which means "to illuminate" at his show in Berkeley's Jodo Shinshu Center on April 25

To everyone who asked, he made for them a character of their choice

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