Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cho-shi

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This Japanese art form is a called Cho-shi.
I am going to have the artist, Keizo Hayashi, tell you about the way he has made these flowers because he puts it so delightfully.



Those who looked at his work for the first time are surprised at the depth of the paper.
Some artworks are over 4kg weight.
That because of paper.
Anyone knows that dozen of piled up paper is becoming thick, eventhough one sheet is very thin.

The name of "CHO-SHI", it means carved paper.
That is the art technique which Keizo Hayashi discovered and named.
For him, the papers are great material to make his own world.

When the paper makes so many layers, there are brilliant color will be inside.
The work which carved this with the Art Knife, and the pattern was made up to paper.
(sometime it will be long journey to carve if the paper with color was in deeper layer.)

His work was made with paper and the knife.
That knife, draws a sharp curve more beautiful than a pencil.

This is the "CHO-SHI", New art that uses paper for leading part.




































I am glad that Keizo Hayashi took the long journey with his knife that draws a sharp curve more beautiful than a pencil to carve these papers and reveal the beautiful layers of colour inside for us to enjoy.




Artist: Keizo Hayashi

Born in Japan in May 7, 1951
1980 Graphic design company "Hayashi Kikaku Inc." Establishment.



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21 comments:

  1. Fascinating! Those are gorgeous and must take a huge amount of time.

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  2. Hi Nat - can I call you that?

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  3. Hello Meri - yes that knife that draws a sharp curve must be bloody sharp was my thought...I wonder how many cut fingers he has had?

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  4. Interesting art form, precise, demanding and stunningly beautiful.

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  5. Thank you for introducing him on your blog! I so love his work!

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  6. Gorgeous blog. Gorgeous art. So glad you dropped in on my blog. I am fascinated with Asian culture and am glad to "meet" you!

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  7. Hello on Sunday to Lakeviewer: So Japanese in essence...

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  8. Mona- Hi again, You are spot on.

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  9. Hello Meredith,
    I'm glad you found your way here. I so enjoyed going down memory lane yesterday via the prompts on your blog.
    I'm looking forward to more reading at your place...

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  10. Tulsa, I'm glad you found me so that I found you! I can't wait to catch up.
    Happy Days

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  11. Ohhhhh so gorgeous and I know I would never have the skill or patience!

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  12. Hello Sarah, nor I the steady hand!

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  13. I say thank yo and multiply that a thousand times. What a beautiful post! HWa amazing images! It reminds me an exhibition to which I contributed as the marketing and publicity manager a few years ago when I still used to work ain the arts. It was a paper exhibition and my ignorant self never knew you could do so many various works of art with paper. Many thanks for this post.

    Greetings from London.

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  14. Good evening Mr CinL
    I am so glad to have such an appreciative audience in yourself. So it's a pleasure.
    Happy days

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  15. Delwyn, this is a wonderful art form. I have never heard of it before & am so glad you posted it. The images are spectacular, so detailed, & with such vibrant color. Thank you for this lovely post.

    I hope you are feeling better today. I was so touched by your post about Kealia yesterday. It touched my heart as do these images.

    XXX OOO Lizzy

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  16. Welcome back Lizzy, so nice too have you commenting again. I missed you. Thanks for your thoughts. I appreciate your additions and kind words.
    Happy days

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  17. Just too perfect, loving the sweet colours and details.
    So attentive to detials!
    Thanks for another great post Delwyn:)
    By the way, how long did the artist Keizo Hayashi normally finish one complete piece. He really got the patience and first class craftmanship!!!

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  18. What is the average price for one piece...let say one A4 size Cho-Shi Delwyn?

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