400th anniversary of Tokugawa Ieyasu's enthronement

Commemorative Japanese Calligraphy performance for the 400th anniversary of Tokugawa Ieyasu's enthronement


DATE: April 2015

PLACE: Kunouzan Toshogu Shrine

A performance of calligraphy that represents the crest of the Tokugawa family “hollyhock” in calligraphy at the 400thanniversary ofIeyasu Tokugawa’s enthronement at Kunouzan Toshogu Shrine.


The calligraphy was written at a place that is a national treasure, on a prestigious occasion that occurs only once every 400 years, along with the hollyhock crest that represents the Tokugawa family. I was told that the calligraphy would be shown to Tsunenari Tokugawa, the 18th head of the Tokugawa family, and other related people, so I wrote it while wishing for "continued prosperity and peace for everyone here in Shizuoka and in the region.

“It even has a hollyhock crest and is well written. Please keep up the good work.”

徳川宗家18代当主 徳川恒孝

“Thank you very much for dedicating this precious work by Ms. Shoran. It was a very powerful and energetic work, and we have displayed it in the Kaguraden. I am sure Lord Ieyasu would have seen it.”