Workshop at the V&A, London

Subversive SHODO at the V&A  ( Friday-Late ) in London
On Friday 27. May

Japanese Calligraphy Workshop with Rie Takeda 
Featuring the poetry of Akiko Yosano “Tangled Hair”(1901)


I am going to give a calligraphy-session as a part of Friday-Late at the V&A on Friday the 27th.May.
There will be three sessions throughout the evening.
I start with the presentation, calligraphy-ing one of the Akiko Yosano’s Tanka poems (Tangled Hair)
And participants can try out some basic calligraphy techniques and move to practising the calligraphy text featuring the poem.
After the session, participants can keep their own calligraphy.

*Experience in Japanese calligraphy is not necessary. Each participant from beginner to advanced level can discover and experience the essence of Shodo the art of Japanese calligraphy. 
The Participants can learn to focus on bringing the balance of mind and body together as well as a one’s individual mindfulness process by special designed practices. So students can learn little by little how to concentrate on their own Qi flow, conduct and apply it with brush and ink onto paper.

Scheduled workshop times :

– max: 12 people at each session
– one session is approx. 45min
– text and materials are prepared
– sign-in workshop at the door: entry free* places are designated on a first come, first served basis.
– please ask the museum staff, which room the calligraphy workshop takes place.

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Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road

General enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000


ABOUT Friday-Late at the V&A
The original contemporary late night event”

An ever-changing, curated program of live performances, cutting-edge fashion, film, installations, debates, special guests and DJs, with bars, food, and late-night exhibition openings.
Held on the last Friday in every month (except December & September) from 18.30 – 22.00.
Friday Late is free and drop in. All events are available on a first come, first served basis.
All visitors to Friday Late should use the main entrance on Cromwell Road. If you are a V&A Member, corporate member or hold a ticket to an exhibition please use the Exhibition Road entrance.
Exhibition Tickets are available from the Exhibition Ticket Desks. Tickets are subject to availability, and no booking fee applies. Please note tills close at 20.30.
All events are free and places are designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise. Please note, if the Museum reaches capacity we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis.
Filming and photography will take place at this event.

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