Calligraphy board "Kissako"


Sale price¥14,000 JPY



"Kissako" is the phrase came from Zen. It means "Have a cup of tea" which is the strong word of scolding.
It has a deep meaning.
A long time ago, in China, there was a high priet of Zen "Esshu Zenshi". One day, he asked two young monk "Have you ever come here?".
One monk replied "Yes", but another monk replied "No". Esshu Zenshi sait to them "Have a cup of tea".
Then, a temple manager came to him and asked "Why did you say to have a cup of tea?".
Esshuy Zenshi said same thing to this manager "Have a cup of tea".

This high priest treat these three different persons, young monks and manager in the same way.

We often change our attitude by the status of persons, but Esshu's attitude means how it is imporant to treat any persons in te same way.
This is also one of the important things to stay Zen".

【About the serie of Calligraphy board】
All of the serie of Calligraphy board are hand writing by Kofude Ougai, a Calligrapher from Kyoto.
The images on this website are some examples of her works.
All Calligraphy boards are directly handwriting by Kofude Ougai, each work has each feature.
Please note that the Calligraphy you ordered should be slightly different from the images on the website.
If you would like to confirm the exact images, could you please contact us by email at

【PROFILE of Kofude Ougai】

Born and raised in Kyoto
At the age five study under Calligrapher
At the age Seven study under Modern Artist Shingai Tanaka

President of Calligraphy Calsses "BOKUSHINN SHOGEI"
Kurama, Nishigamo, Jyodoji of Kyoto, Japan

Classes in Overseas;
Lyon, Bourg-Argental in France, Helsinki in Finland

1995 Exhibit at“Kyoto no Sho”in FRANCE (LYON)
1996 Exhibit at“Japanese Art Exhibition”in FRANCE (LYON)
2002 Exhibit at “Calligraphy Selection Exhibition”in CZECH (PRAGUE)
2006 Exhibit at “Chinese Japanese Exchange Exhibition”in China
2011 Exhibit at “calligraphe de Kyoto”in FRANCE (LYON)
2012 Private Exhibition “conscience” in FRANCE (LOIRE)
2013 Exhibit at “50th Anniversary of Partner City between
Cologne and Kyoto”in Germany

2010 Exhibit at “Parent & Child Exhibition” in Kyoto
2014 Private Exhibition at “Ommage” in Kyoto, Hounen-temple
2014 Part-time Lecturer at Management Department of Momoyama Gakuin University
2015- Designer for the poster of Kyoto Pink Ribbon

Annual Event: “Commemoration of the Buddha's Birthday and the Virtues of Budda”
By BOKUSHIN Calligraphy

Other: Exhibitor, Presenter, Performer, Logo Designer

・Material/ Paper
・Size/ 24×27×0.1cm , Outer box:××cm

・Weight/ 80 g
・Made in Japan

Product Type: HOME DÉCOR

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