“SHINKA” : Heart of the flower


“Heart of the Flower” also depicting the Lotus flower, is a life that grows in muddy water. Yet despite this, it blooms above the water as a pure, beautiful, yet delicate flower. It portrays the nurturing of purity and faithfulness despite in darkness, whilst also embodying spiritual enlightenment. It spoke, whatever happens in life, never forget the heart of lotus flower…



Koshu’s teacher was very insistent for her to produce this artwork when she was given the title as a calligraphy teacher. However, she never fully understood its importance at that time..

The Word from Buddhism, Koshu’s first Artwork 1991