Hiroshi Wada

Hiroshi Wada is a Japanese calligraphy artist based in Kyoto, Japan.

“Sho” for which he aim is not what is known as traditional Japanese “sho”, but a modern “sho” that matches any scene in the world. Moreover, it is not avant-garde calligraphy, formative art with Indian ink, but it is more readable and comprehensible with containing the aforementioned elements.

Other calligraphers use the technique of writing after a model, rinsho, which they have learned and write so-called calligraphers’ characters. On the other hand, in his case, he try to once forget what he have learned so far and start with a clean slate to write characters like a child who writes characters innocently. Even so, the lines of characters are polished and the characters style is avant-garde but readable. This is the calligraphy he wishes to achieve.

Wada writes characters and each character has a meaning. He would like people to see his works with the meaning of each character in mind. He hopes his works will make viewers feel relaxed, inspired, think of peace, or feel something.