Morita Shiryū


  • Morita Shiryū


Morita Shiryū is a predominate figure in the Japanese contemporary calligraphy. Shiryū revolutionised the conventional thinking of the traditional Japanese calligraphy, fronted the development of the avant-garde calligraphy, and spread it to the international audience. In 1952, Shiryū co-founded the Bokujin-kai group with other like-minded calligraphers including Inoue Yūichi. Moreover, Shiryū initiated and edited the Bokubi journal, which were considerably influential in and out of Japan and had attracted extensive attention to the Japanese avant-garde calligraphy.