'Ink Paintings: Insights into the Heart of Zen' - Core Kyoto (NHK World Program), Time-sensitive - VOD available only until 30-NOV-17 - JST

Quoting from the introduction to the program on the NHK World TV VOD site:

Dramatic blacks and pearly grays evoke profound scenes. Originating in China, ink painting was once part of Zen monks' ascetic training. It reveals the beauty of space in a simple, refined state and captivates the viewer, while conveying the Zen tenets.

The art form took hold and matured in Kyoto in the 15th C. with masters, such as Josetsu and Sesshu, and Jakuchu in modern times, wielding great influence on the genre.

Discover how ink painting evolved in the austere, spiritual climate of Kyoto.

The video can be accessed at the NHK World TV VOD (Video On Demand) site at this link:


Note: This video is only available until November 30, 2017 (JST)

Photo credit: www3.nhk.or.jp

Photo credit: www3.nhk.or.jp

The summary of this program with some photos will remain available at this archives link: