Shakyou calligraphy 写経

Shakyou Calligraphy ” set was packed for the camping retreat!

I did the brush meditation in pure nature.

It was just a beautiful experience – sharpening my senses….

フランスの大自然でキャンプをしながらゆっくり静寂を愉ししんだコンパクトな写経セット。

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Happy Practice!

Rie

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Sanshotai “Lake”

Here is another Sanshotai (three calligraphy styles) from my morning calligraphy routine.

Kanji “湖”

– Mizuumi, Ko

– Lake

Sosho  ⬅ Gyosho  ⬅ Kaisho

The image is from my Instagram account; https://www.instagram.com/p/BV7AnaTHW_7/

 I found this beautiful vintage Kimono fabric from my grandmother’s Kimono box.  A little fresh breeze for your hot day.

Happy Practice!

Rie

www.shodocalligraphy.com

Shakyou Calligraphy

I am just introducing the Shakyou 写経calligraphy with the Heart Sutra (Hannya-Shingyo) to the advanced students.

They are doing very well!! Despite the tiny Shakyou brush…. 

Once one gets used to it, the brush movement would become lighter and smoother – and eventually you would feel very meditative just like hearing the hymn of Heart Sutra.
Happy Practice!!

Rie

www.shodokalligraphie.com

Sanshotai “Yellow”

One of my morning calligraphy routines.

-Yellow

-Ki,  Kou,  Ou

In three calligraphy styles, called Sanshotai.

Linked from my instagram
Let us please still…enjoy the last yellow leaves and forests before the wintery wind takes over.

Lit the candles and put your favourite incense on, and have a mindful calligraphy practice!

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Happy Practice!
Arigato

 

Sanshotai: Sakura, cherry blossom

I am preparing more various spring texts right now. Lots of cherry blossom and spring themed texts!!

Whenever you see *Flowers* in calligraphy texts in spring time, it automatically means Sakura cherry blossom.

Japanese see the essence of
Wabi-Sabi philosophy in association with Sakura threes. They see the symbolism between Sakura and their lives.
Now enjoy the Sakura season till the last moment!

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My morning calligraphy: sanshotai

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.

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Sora-Kuu

Sky, emptiness

In three calligraphy styles

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Hope, wish, long for
Bou
Nozo-mu

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Mountain
Yama
San

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Evening
Ban

I mostly update *one calligraphy a day* on my new instagram so if you are interested in, please have a look.⬇

Happy practice!!
Arigato!

My instagram:
http://www.instagram.com/neojaponismatelier

Shodo Web:
http://www.shodocalligraphy.com

Calligraphy Style : KANA

KANA
仮名 かな
( syllabic script )

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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.

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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).

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 * images are from the text archive school of shodo
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San-Sho-Tai – 三書体

SAN-TAI-JI 三体字 / SAN-SHO-TAI 三書体 – 3 BASIC CALLIGRAPHY STYLES

They are three basic calligraphy styles which commonly used and practiced :

KAISHO 楷書- Block style (regular script / standard script)

GYOUSHO 行書- Semi cursive style

SOUSHO 草書- Cursive style

黄鳥話春深

         Sousho                Gyousho                   Kaisho


About the text

黄鳥 春を 話すること 深し

kouchou haru wo wasurukoto fukashi

Meaning:

鶯は窓外で終日呟いている

Bush warbler (Uguisu)has been singing all day outside the window.