Bokujinkai: Japanese Calligraphy and the Postwar Avant-Garde

Dr Eugenia Bogdanova-KummerBrill, Japanese Visual Culture Series 19, 2020 The Bokujinkai—or ‘People of the Ink’—was a group formed in Kyoto in 1952 by five calligraphers: Morita Shiryū, Inoue Yūichi, Eguchi Sōgen, Nakamura Bokushi, and Sekiya Yoshimichi. The avant-garde movement they launched aspired to raise calligraphy to the same level of international prominence as abstract painting. […]