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Antique Chinese caligraphy brushes - the handles are made of polished stone or sometimes wood or bone
Calligraphy brushes - Insadong - Seoul - Korea. Love all the hanji paper & brush shops. Insadong is a place to buy traditional Korean goods. V.
Kotobuki ("longevity") by Hakuin. "Paradox, not logic, lies at the heart of Zen and Hakuin’s art. Students of Zen are taught not to trust in words, sermons and teachings. Hakuin counselled against “poison words”, yet he left thousands of artworks and volumes of commentaries and sermons."