One of my Sanshotai collections.
; Red-crowned cranes
In three calligraphy styles.
Some call them as Japanese Cranes.
long love, long relationship, good luck, beauty, hopes.
Red-crowned cranes are one of the most loved and respected animals in Japan.
From one of my brush meditations.
Morning calligraphy with Sanshotai, three calligraphy styles.
– Yuki, Setsu
How did you start your 2017?!
The year of Monkey was a quite restless and messy one, loads of changes happened in the world – around us.
Let us hope that the kind Roosters will bring us some peace and harmony.
This year, the Chinese zodiac new year starts on the 28th. Jan.
The Sylvester is on Friday the 27th.
I give myself a second chance to start the year this week, so I could property leave some monkeys behind and welcome the Roosters….
I wish you all a healthy joyful year 2017!
Here is another picture from my Sanshotai (three calligraphy styles) practice.
In three calligraphy styles
Link to my instagram here : https://www.instagram.com/p/BLatQJNgxiE/
Enjoy the autumn colours.
I’ve started my Sanshotai calligraphy in early morning again.
At 5 am, it is already getting brighter hand some early birds are warming up their tunes.
This is for me the most silent and the best time of the day to *calligraph*
Here I share some of my sanshotai-three calligraphy style texts for practise.
In three calligraphy styles
Hope, wish, long for
I mostly update *one calligraphy a day* on my new instagram so if you are interested in, please have a look.⬇
It is still chilly outside and we had some snow this morning!
The Sakura is just coming to us soon… but shall we finish this cold wind off with the three Shotai-practice?!
This is the text to practise 3 calligraphy styles and learn about the style development of the Kanji characters.
I would recommend it is suitable for colder seasons.
It is great for the advanced learners.
For the upper-intermediate students, please practise only two styles: Kaisho and Gyosho. You can use a medium sized brush as well as a bigger one.
Please always start to practise from the Kaisho, Gyosho and to the Sousho.
Harder haired brush is suitable.
Papers : a whole Hanshi or a half sized Hanshi
Time: please take 30min-40 min longer than usual Text
“SEI SOU SHIZUKANI SHO WO HIMOTOKU”
晴窓 静かに 書を 繙く
（せいそう しずかに しょを ひもとく）
Reading the pages
At the sunny bright window
*From the left: Sosho-Gyosho-Kaisho
( syllabic script )
Kana is a calligraphy style developed and practiced only in Japan.
It is an amazingly delicate, light and elegant script.
-And it is quite distinguishable compare to other calligraphy styles.
Kana text typically runs and flows on fine paper like a gentle water stream
breathing colourful air and whispering secret dreams.
– Kana is considered to be most mastery, skillful and aesthetic calligraphy style.
It needs highly trained techniques and fine skills as well as a deep understanding of aesthetics in spacing and positioning.
It demands of a calligrapher also a vast level of
sensitivity and knowledge of Japanese Waka poems.
Classic Haiku and Tanka poems are very often used for Kana text.
Kana text is very cursive script (Sousho 草書) consisting of KANA (hiragana) or
often KANA and KANJI (or Manyogana)mixture.
A delicate, slim small Kana brush is used for practice.
Kana style is also known as Onnade (woman’s/female’s hand 女手）
because it was mainly used and practised by court ladys and women
during the Heian-period (794-1185).
* images are from the text archive school of shodo
Autumn seems to me … a beautiful season for practicing calligraphy and being mindful.
I am doing a lot of calligraphy-ing in early morning lately and I am still loving it! Never ending story! It nourishes me so much and creates inner peace.
…Stillness, solitude, a little nostalgia, a warm candle light and incense make my day.
Transparent calm mind,
free from thoughts and disturbances.
It means our infinite worthful
human life – activity itself.
Ink on paper, 40x40cm, 2010
I would like to share one of my Shodo students Thomas-san’s great progress & process on the text HITSUJIGUMI (sheep clouds).
His practice has been always a pleasure to look at and
he surely improves his skills every lesson with each text.
The whole practice development from left to right –
Brush warming up and
some special technical warm up exercises for Gyousho practice
Actual practice practice and practice…
focusing on detailed movement and spacing
preparation for SEISHO!