The first scroll depicts three people fishing on the rocks. They are tranquilly sitting in this beautifully misty landscape, and it looks like they don’t care about the fishing results but just immerse themselves in the pleasing and peaceful activities with the nature. The painting shows the harmony between people and the landscape. The second scroll means “The kokoro of the bamboo rejoices pure wind.” Bamboo is my favorite plant which has straight, neat, smooth green trunk and narrow thin leaves. The sound of bamboo is a beautiful composition of the wind. The third scroll is a calligraphy work of the word “vivification”. The handwriting is vigorous and forceful, having the strength as the meaning of the word. All the scrolls give me a refreshing sense that the spring is coming and the life is energetic.
Tea students in the Urasenke Urbana-Champaign association