Hitofude Ryuu: Japanese One Stroke Dragon Painting Art

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Japanese One Stroke Dragon Art

Sumie is a type of painting and the materials they use are almost the same as the ones for calligraphers, however the technic is very different. I can write calligraphy but I´ve never done Sumie although people are little surprised as they think it´s the same thing.

I´ve done little research and have found out this great master of Sumie dragon. The shop is Kousyuuya located in Nikko (日光) and they are specialised in Hitofude Ryuu (一筆龍 / Dragon with one stroke). They´ve been drawing Ryuu for four generations of masters and the man in the video is the current shop owner.

Ink wash painting, also known as literati painting is an East Asian type of brush painting that uses black ink—the same as used in East Asian calligraphy, in various concentrations. For centuries, this most prestigious form of Chinese art was practiced by highly educated scholar gentlemen or literati.

All the videos here start at the fun part where the torso is painted, but you can rewind them a bit to see the creation of the entire painting.

Japanese One Stroke Dragon Art:

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