Yu Yu Japanese Calligraphy School, Nelson, New Zealand
Ningen No Jōken - The Human Condition
It was a great honour for Akiko to receive this recent commission from the prestigious online cinematheque and distributor of international film classics, The Criterion Collection, of New York.

With their new release of Masaki Kobayashi's epic 1959-61 anti-war trilogy, Akiko was invited to create the master calligraphy for its packaging in a high-quality boxed edition of the DVD.

After viewing the 9 hour 39 minute masterpiece, she made this calligraphy, which reflects the raw power, contrasting emotions, and deep core of human love at the heart of the film. For more, please see http://www.criterion.com/films/2106

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Ningen No Jōken - The Human Condition