- 日本建築学会計画系論文集 (ISSN:13404210)
- vol.81, no.719, pp.179-186, 2016 (Released:2016-01-30)
While Seiiti Sirai was an architect, he spent a lot of time practicing calligraphy in his last years. Comparing the features of this activity with his theory of tradition, it can be said that both of his intentions are similar. In addition to the commonality of attaching importance to “utility,” according to the theory of tradition, the concept of grasping the inner potential of an object without being misled by its external form and source, can be realized by the “ascetic practices,” which can make something exceed consciousness and form by practicing calligraphy.