Enso: Zen Circles of Enlightenment


The ensM is one of the most prevalent images of Zen art, and it has become a kind of symbol of the clean and strong Japanese aesthetic. It has been subject to a rich variety of interpretations--seen as everything from a rice cake to a symbol of infinity. But regardless of how it is understood, the ensM is above all an expression of the mind of the artist who brushes it. It is said that the state of the Zen practitioner can be clearly read in his or her execution of the circle. Audrey Yoshiko Seo brings together a ...

Enso: Zen Circles of Enlightenment 2009, Weatherhill

ISBN-13: 9781590306086

Trade paperback

Enso: Zen Circles of Enlightenment 2007, Weatherhill, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780834805750