The first picture shows a painting that my important friend in Poland sent me. This painting immediately reminded me of a sort of a game played among people of culture in old times; that is, first, a painter draws anything he or she likes and then a calligrapher writes in the margin what he or she is inspired by the drawing. The second picture shows the result; first I added the calligraphy “energy of love” on the same paper, then, I added my paperer framed it into a panel.
My first calligraphy teacher was a kind of person called 文人, that is, someone who enjoys elegance and good taste; and is good at artistic hobbies like calligraphy and painting. And like many other of this kind of people, he loved writing traditional kind of poems and published a book of his poetry collection. Looking into this book for materials of my calligraphy, I only ended up practicing to copy his calligraphy on the cover of the book.