From Winter to Spring!
Thank you to all who came to the Shodo workshop.
We had already beautiful spring texts.
Loads of -clear sky-sun lights-Peach festival- breath- heartfulness.
Compliment on your mindfulness process and high concentration!
I am happy to show you the art of Shodo.
A student of mine brought me some tasty Anpans from Hiro-Takahashi, Zürich-
Was all soooo yummy!
All wonderful works from the participants
And I would like to share some Winter snaps just to say “good bye” to the season.
❄️Calligraphy-ing on snow “with our finger-brushes.
It only lasts the moment…either way neither way.
I just can not help doing calligraphy on this beautiful paper like snow.
やっと降りてきた突然の雪。衝動を抑えきれず、冷たいとはわかってても 指で書かずにはいられない、、、 。
雪 YUKI/Snow in Kanji
ゆき YUKI/Snow in Hiragana
ユキ YUKI/Snow in Katakana
Happy spring practice!
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I hope you had a great start of the year 2019! This is the year of the boar 🐗
Best wishes for the New Year.
Let’s hope the year of the Boar will bring us courage, peace and harmony!
Kakizome 2019 書初め is ;
The first calligraphy of the year,
The New Year’s calligraphy.
Of course we have done with the Kanji
“ 亥 “ ;
means boar in the zodiac calendar.
Normally “ 猪 “ is commonly used for boar.
On the Kakizome day, a new brush is
often brought in symbolizing the new start / the beginning.
Here I share some Kakizome pictures of my daughter which we did on 3rd January.
Yes, sure – we did the warming-up practices as usual!
Here comes a picture from the children’s class this week!
All did excellent Kakizomes and I asked them to write their individual theme for 2019.
Enjoy the learning process.
Thank you very much for your support this year!
The end of year is the busiest season in Japan just like pre-Christmas time in Europe.
The actual 31st December is called OMISOKA 大晦日.
In order to welcome the new year with a transparent fresh mind, families come together to clean up the house clearing the dirt of the old year.
Normally it becomes so quiet and empty in the cities as many go back to their home town during this time.
Here is the perfect text to finish off the year!
; New Year’s Eve, end of year
年 Toshi ：year, season, years
越しKoshi : to transit, go over
Good bye the year of the Dog!!
Enjoy the last hours of 2018!
Dear students, colleagues and Shodo friends,
May Christmas season be filled with joy and light!
I share some pictures here.
The calligraphy papers are origami-ed, wrapped and up-cycled this year!
I hope you are enjoying the beautiful advent time!
All Shodo workshops are done for this year.
Lots of frosty-winter calligraphy texts.
Thank you for attending the workshops here in Freiburg and also in Bad Säckingen.
Compliment on your mindfulness process!
冬 : Kanji / ふゆ : Hiragana /フユ : Katakana
•Meaning : Winter, Winter season
•Pronunciations : Fuyu, Tou
•Etymology : ending + ice
冬 ; means the end of four seasons, the time when things get frozen.
冬山 / 冬月 / 冬天 / 冬至 / 冬眠
Hope you had a great summer time !!
We had the first SHODO workshop after a long break!
Thank you very much for coming to the workshop in Freiburg.
Lots of autumn feeling and colours!
Compliment on your concentration and mindfulness.
Very happy to show you the art of Shodo.
The next date is 21st. October.
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Thank you” to everyone who came to the workshop on Sunday in Freiburg.
Very mindful, concentrated and productive!
The theme for June was more summery with lots of natural elements, like water flow and rain drops..
Well done. Arigato✨
Next date( the last one before the summer break!) is
on Sunday, 22. July.
Here I share only some Seisho pieces from three participants who are beginners.
Happy summer practice!!
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New issue of “ moment by moment” magazine.
The theme is “ heart “.
Thank you to the mindful team of the moment by moment magazine for working together!!
The issue is available in Kiosk and book shops in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
*moment by moment Ausgabe4/2018
Hope you are enjoying the Easter season.
Here is another Sanshotai snap from this morning.
Have you seen the cherry blossom yet?!
– To Visit
– Otozu_retu, Tazu_neru, Hou
In Sanshotai three calligraphy styles
Sosho ⬅️Gyosho ⬅️Kaisho
: 言/ Word, to say, to speak
: 方/ wide, four directions
訪 ; initially meant ‘ asking widely in order to follow a line of inquiry ‘ which involved ‘ visiting many people ‘ and – now ‘ to visit ‘ is a major meaning. It rarely means ‘ to inquire ‘ nowadays.
Morning calligraphy in the Black Forest!
Happy Easter everyone!!
– Tamago, Ran
In three calligraphy styles #sanshotai
#rietakeda #schoolofshodo #neojaponism
Sosho⬅️ Gyosho ⬅️Kaisho
Thank you to all those who took part in the Workshop in Bad Säckingen.
Great to see the familiar faces again after a long winter break and some new faces!
Compliment on your mindfulness!
Next Workshop in Bad Säckingen is on Sunday, the 8th. April.
Come and join if you live in the Basel area!!
The theme here was ” Cranes/ Tsuru ”
The cranes symbolize a long lasting love, relationship, good luck, a long life.
The text was ” Tsuru Ten ” : crane-sky
The Kanji 鶴 has 21 strokes and a complex composition with some major techniques.
天 has two side brushings and both Harai techniques. Relatively it has a simple straightforward balance line. One of the perfect Kanjis for the beginner to practise.
As we practise with one themed text here in the Bad Säckingen course, I suggested that a few new comers should concentrate on only 天 and those basic important techniques of the Kanji.
All did fantastic Shodo!
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Here comes another Sanshotai for the spring season.
– Saku, Saku
– Bloom, Blossom
In three calligraphy styles, Sanshotai.
Sosho⬅ Gyosho ⬅Kaisho
I would like to say…
Thank you to everyone who attended the workshop in Freiburg.
Compliment on your beautiful mindfulness!!
Excellent works –
Next workshop in Freiburg is on Sunday the 19th. March.
Another Sanshotai from my morning calligraphy routine.
– Good, Joy, Luck
It shows three basic calligraphy styles and the development of this Kanji,
Kaisho➡ Gyosho➡ Sosho
from the right hand side.
From one of my brush meditations.
Morning calligraphy with Sanshotai, three calligraphy styles.
– Yuki, Setsu