Follow petcha on Twitter
Amazon Associate

If you see books or music or tools on this site that you would like to buy through Amazon, click here and thus i have seen will get a small percentage of the purchase price of the item. Thank you. 

The Elements of Typographic Style

Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Pullover

Minding the Earth, Mending the Word: Zen and the Art of Planetary Crisis

North Face Base Camp Duffel (Medium)




« Seminar | Main | New Header »

Okyoo (Prayer 108)

A lot of beautiful art was on display at the Sweetcake Ensō exhibit (see Sweetcake Ensō). The piece shown in the video, Okyoo (Prayer 108), is by the Japanese-Russian artist, Miya Ando. The entire scroll is 188 inches long.  

If you look closely, the Lotus Sutra has been etched into the graphite in the middle of the scroll (image below). [NOTE: Miya Ando, who frequently works with metal, is a descendant of the Bizen sword maker Ando Yoshiro Masakatsu, and was raised in a Buddhist temple among swordsmiths turned priests in Okayama, Japan].

Reader Comments (3)

Hi Chuck,

I'm thinking that the scroll is longer than 88 inches, is that correct?

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermyles

Yes, it seems longer than 7.3 feet, doesn't it? My scribbled notes from the EHZC catalog say "Miya Ando, Okyoo (prayer 108) - 2010, graphite on paper, 88 inches". Let me know if you find a different length and I'll change the post.

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchuck

Maybe 188 inches?

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchuck

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>