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Amaterasu Art is a study of Light and Harmony created by the Universe in natural settings.

The art you find here has been influenced by the practice of Ten no Hikari (The Light of Heaven) Zen.

Amaterasu Art

The essence of the Universe can be witnessed first hand
 within the peace of nature.

The Universe is glorious Light
The Universe is harmonious Sound

Study the heart of the Universe within oneself
by observing first hand
the peaceful, flowing world surrounding oneself in nature.


Outdoors in nature is a perfect place to practice Amaterasu Art. The real pictures - the Amaterasu Art pieces - are the ones the Universe naturally creates that are already there.  Amaterasu artists attempt to share these pieces along with the timeless inner qualities that go hand in hand with peace, open spaces, water, the vast sky, the earth, trees, plants and animals, along with the ever-changing light of the sun and the moon and the four seasons.

Amaterasu Art is a contemporary, Universal art.  It depicts the essence of nature through photography in the places where essence and form meet - often in conjunction with poetry, calligraphy or Zen art.

Amaterasu Art follows many of the same principles as calligraphy and Zen art, and like each of these art forms, it can also be found in both colour and black and white.  Artists flow in harmony with their work just as it happens.  So being outside amidst nature, patience, the natural flow of events and the unexpected (Such as finding an enso made by White Clouds in the sky.) will help convey an understanding of the meaning, the essence of the artist(s) and the Divine regardless of language barriers. Sharing insight and learning to see with one's heart is much more important than skill or perfection.

Like puzzles, Amaterasu art usually has several layers of meaning that could range from light-hearted to quite urgent which unfold in the fullness of time.

The Universe speaks in nature and in life, sometimes very specifically.
It is up to each person to begin to listen, notice and see.

Has art ever found you?

Art the Universe creates.
    Family oriented - A flowing Zen perspective

The Universe As Our Teacher

Practice - Our Prayer For World Peace

​Amaterasu Art is one of the practices of Ten no Hikari Zen.