It was quite exciting performance for me and of course for the audience. I did three performances here. 1 wrote 12 characters to a long paper. I also did 8 characters to four pieces of paper. Each paper had 2 characters. I demonstrated 1 more character to the biggest paper in the last.

衆善奉行/諸悪莫作(まくさ) 1m x 2m x 4

仁義礼智孝悌忠信 0.45m x 5m

寿 2m x 3m

Date: 29 July 2006

Place NSW Art Gallery Sydney

People expected to see someone sitting at a table and writing little characters, but when Ren came to the Art Gallery he covered the whole floor in paper! He wore Japanese traditional dress and held a big brush. What he did was almost like a dance. It was a very dynamic performance with a stong impact.

Ann MacArthur, Senior Coordinator of Asian Programs NSW Art Gallery on 29/07/2006-

Ann MacArthur, Senior Coordinator NSW Art Gallery on 29/07/2006-


REN Yano -Japanese Calligrapher gained Australian PR as an artist. In 2010 his work 'place of origin' became a national property of JPN. Also he was conferred Consul-General's Commendation on in 2016.


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