Ono no Michikaze

Ono no Michikaze

Ono no Michikaze

Ono no Michikaze (小野 道風) was a caligrapher of renown from the Heian Period who also was known as Yaseki Tōfū and Ono no Tōfū. He lived from 894-966AD.

Due to his renown he is seen now as the founder of Japanese Caligraphy and was known as one of the Sanseki (Three Brush Traces) alongside Fujiwara no Sukemasa and Fujiwara no Yukinari.1


1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.

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