TANCHU TERAYAMA is a professor at Nishogakusha University
and the co-author of Zen and the Art of Calligraphy. His collection
of historic calligraphy was the subject of an exhibition at the
Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
THOMAS F. JUDGE is a Japanese-English translator now based in the San Francisco area. He has lived in Kanazawa, Osaka, and Tokyo, where he pursued his interest in Japanese crafts. He is the author of Edo Craftsmen- Master Artisans of Old Tokyo, a look at living craftspeople working in traditional crafts.
JOHN STEVENS is Professor of Buddhist Studies, as well as Aikido Instructor, at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan. He has been associated with Tanchu Terayama for nearly thirty years and has written a biography of Yamaoka Tesshu, The Sword of No-Sword, as well as many other books on various aspects of Asian culture.