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‘Fly!’ is the New Year Kanji as Shoko Kanazawa’s Wishes Fill the World with Hope

“Take flight together” says this representation of what the Year of the Tiger means for mankind, “Let’s leap free of the gloom the virus has brought!” ー(Photo gallery.)

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Yasuko looks on as Shoko then takes up a giant brush, dips it into a red lacquered pan of midnight-black ink, and arcs it back and forth across the white background, stabbing and finessing the brushstrokes by turn. 

After a short, intense flurry of activity, the work is done. “Tobu” is born, filled with the new life Shoko has given it.

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Author: JAPAN Forward

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