Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy)

To see a world in a Grain of Sand

To see a world in a Grain of Sand/Hitotsubuno sunani sekaiwo miru

semi-cursive style(gyosho) and cursive style(sosho)
kanji and hiragana

paper size: 46cm 23cm, flame size:72cm 41cm,material: aluminum

William Brake, "Auguries of Innocence"

To see a world in a Grain of Sand
And a heaven in a wild Flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour

The first line of'Auguries of Innocence' by William Blake,a British poet. The essence of the world exists even very small things like a grain of sand and a wild flower, as Blake wrote. He saw a whole world in a grain of sand in his hand. A grain of sand represents the whole world, or a grain of sand itself is the whole world.

The frame design: Please watch a lower photograpy.

In vertical writing, the act of writing from right to left.
The first line:
kanji: 一粒, reading: hitotubu, meaning: a grain, gyosho
hiragana: の, reading: no, meaning: of
The second line:
kanji: 砂, reading: suna, meaning: sand , sosho
hiragana: に, reading: ni, meaning: in
The third line:
kanji: 世界, reading: se-kai, meaning: world, 世(sosho), 界(gyosho)
The last line:
hiragana: を, reading: wo,
kanji: 見, reading: mi, meanig: see, gyosho
hiragana: る, reading: ru,