Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Inexpressible

The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Pick up a copy of The Japanese Way of the Artist to learn how ancient Japanese arts express the inexpressible.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Art is a Way

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
Elbert Hubbard

The idea of art as a Do, or "Way," is an important part of Japanese culture. The Japanese Way of the Artist was written to explain how arts like judo, chado, kado, or shodo function as Ways that can help us realize the right and natural path for human beings.