T. Robin Kelley

For T. Robin Kelley's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Following the line to enlightenment

Art Jan 5, 2005

Following the line to enlightenment

In order to write an article about renowned Zen master Tanchu Terayama's Hitsuzendo calligraphy exhibition, I was offered the rare opportunity to visit his mountain retreat in Ibaraki Prefecture to participate in a workshop with Terayama himself. I first got a call from Terayama's ...

Trading in a master for an agent

Art Dec 8, 2004

Trading in a master for an agent

When Yasuo Kitai first attempted to introduce Japanese calligraphy into Western art markets, he discovered he was up against thousands of years of tradition. Calligraphy's bold, striking characters made with sweeping brush strokes have long held international interest, but Kitai aims to bring the art ...