I’d like to share an Otehon text TOMODACHI 友達: Friend/friendship.
This is a great text to practise various Harai techniques.
I know the SHINNYO radical is often a tricky one to practise for many learners. But trust me- More practise, better you get!
And it is such a beautiful movement your body would always remember!
My tip: please pay attention to the energy movement, specially “up-and-down” contrast in SHINNYO.
【友】 Tomo/ Yuu
Is developed from the pictograph of two hands: giving hands and helping each other, further developed into the meaning of sharing a same spirit/will.
Otehon : TOMODACHI
A snap from my workshop in July .
Thank you for coming to the last Shodo workshop of the year in Basel(CH) /Bad Saeckingen (DE) area.
Our Shodo text was ;
“EIYA 永夜 “means long nights symbolizing the winter nights.
It can be read “nagai yoru”
•EI : 永 / eternity
•YA : 夜 / night(s)
”永“ is an extremely important Kanji character because it includes eight basic yet fundamental brush strokes for Kaisho/Block style – it called eight rules (八法)
Even if you are already intermediate level or advanced level practicing Gyosho style, winter season is a good time to reflect and review the basic strokes and techniques. You will see that each brush movement would become clearer and more developed after a few practices.
Here I put two images ; extra information about Kanjj science and background if you are interested.
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….
#shodo #japanesecalligraphy #shakyou #heartsutra #calligraphyfortravel #rietakeda
Morning calligraphy in the Black Forest!
Happy Easter everyone!!
– Tamago, Ran
In three calligraphy styles #sanshotai
#rietakeda #schoolofshodo #neojaponism
Sosho⬅️ Gyosho ⬅️Kaisho
The last workshop-style course was on last Sunday.
Thanks very much to everyone who took part in the workshop in Freiburg!!
All did beautiful works!!
Some managed to practise quite many texts, some focused on the specific techniques!!
Next workshop is on Sunday the 22nd.January in 2017.
The theme is ” KAKIZOME – New Year Calligraphy : The year of the Roosters”
I will bring some big calligraphy brushes so that people can try them out.
Believe me – it is always fun with a big brush!!
One of my morning calligraphy routines.
-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!
Maples, high sky, yellow leaves…. yes! it is “Autumn here.
The Autumn season gives us always beautifully inspiring poetic texts for our calligraphy courses.
In this month, naturally still …..hanging on to the moon!!
“つき てんしんに いたる ところ”
( Tsuki Tenshin Ni Itaru Tokoro )
As the moon rises to the very height of the sky,
Nature shows us its beauty”
tsuki tenshin ni itaru tokoro
-Using a medium to a big brush
-Broad, light and stable Gyosho movement
-All Hane* Jumping techniques here are strong and longer
-Start with a folded paper ( into 6 boxes )and mark the middle lines and middle points
-Try to associate the image of the moon with your personal autumn feeling
-One can also try both with hard and soft brushes
Wish you all a pleasant Shodo practice.
Enjoy the autumn energy flow, moment by moment!!