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From Brushed in Light: Calligraphy in East Asian Cinema by Markus Nornes

  • In this hard-core metal version of the Heart Sutra vocaloid Hatsune Miku and her band perform on a platform decorated with what appears to be calligraphic Siddham script, the writing introduced to Japan by master calligrapher Kukai in the 9th century. The drum set has the characters for the famous phrase, "form is emptiness; emptiness is form."
  • Asian Studies
  • Media Studies
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