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Striking Japanese Calligraphy Depicts The Emotions In Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

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Anger (ikari, 怒)

In anticipation for the release of Pixar’s new film, Inside Out, Disney's Japanese arm has roped in an enigmatic calligraphy artist, who goes by ‘Sisyu’, to create a series of calligraphy designed to correspond to the emotions experienced by Riley, the protagonist of the film.

The artworks depict the five main emotions, namely Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness, through the beautiful calligraphic strokes of kanji characters, each skillfully modified to capture the respective feeling. For example, the kanji character for “Fear” has been rendered with weak, shaky lines.

Watch Sisyu in action in the video below.




Fear (bibiri, 怖)


Sadness (kanashimi, 悲)


Disgust (mukamuka, 嫌)


Joy (yorokobi, 喜)

[via Spoon & Tamago]
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