The Art of Single Stroke Painting in Japan

Published on July 23, 2018 by Tex Hollywood

Hitofude-ryu is a traditional way of painting in Japan. It is the practice of painting the torso of a dragon in a single stroke. Hitofude-ryu originated in the Edo period of Japan (1603-1867). The painting is seen as good luck for money and romantic relationships. The artists then adds personalized “bonji” characters of a particular god.

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