Red Ensō / Japanese Zen Circle Enso is a circular brushstroke very common in Japanese calligraphy. It represents the state of mind at the moment of creation and symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void. Comparable to the Taoist sign of yin and yang.
Enso - A popular expression in Zen painting, enso is a Japanese word signifying a circle. While the word has no single, fixed meaning, the expressive, brush ink circle symbolizes a moment when the mind is free enough to simply let the body create.