Yu Yu Japanese Calligraphy School, Nelson, New Zealand
Kan Reki - The 60th Birthday
Commissioned by a client in Australia as a surprise for her husband's 60th birthday. In Japanese culture, this is a very significant milestone. The words Kan and Reki mean "return to the calendar" - the end of one life cycle, and start of another.

On a personal level, we also learned that the recipient of the gift is a Pisces, and loves fly fishing in New Zealand. (His chosen way to celebrate this special event.) So Tim had the idea of 'The River of Life' - and the final work was inspired by the closing words of Norman Maclean's classic novel, 'A River Runs Through It'. To view the last scene of the Robert Redford film, please click here.
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Kan Reki – The 60th Birthday