Japanese Dragon Paintings Done, For The Most Part, With A Single Brush Stroke

Known as Hitofude Ryuu, which means Dragon with one stroke in Japanese, the following paintings originate from a studio called Kousyuuya in Nikko, Japan, where master painters have perfected this technique over four generations. Using nothing but paint and a brush, they start by creating an ornate dragon head and finish off drawing the body in just one stroke.

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