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.
RELATED with video: New Year Kanji ‘Fly!’ Fills the World with Hope
Author: JAPAN Forward