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.
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
Morning calligraphy ( 朝書道 )
– Violet, Purple
– Murasaki, Shi / むらさき、シ
In three calligraphy styles
Sosho ⬅️Gyosho ⬅️Kaisho
#rietakeda #shodo #japanesecalligraphy #japanischekalligraphie #shodokurs #kalligraphiekurs #calligraphycourse #mindfulnesstraining #achtsamkeitstraining #mindfulcalligraphy #brushmeditations #meditations #kanjilearning #kaisho #gyosho #sosho #zen #calligraphystyles #violet #purple
The New Autumn issue of “moment by moment” magazine is out now!
The theme is – Meditation-
I did the calligraphy piece for ” HISHIRYO / non-thinking ”
– the article by Gert Scobel.
( And the logo for the magazine cover )
I would like to post more about
” HISHIRYO 非思量” later this week!
#dalailama #shunryusuzuki #gertscobel
#momentbymoment #achtsamkeit #mindfulness #meditation #hishiryo #zen #dogen #buddism #beginnersmind #rietakeda #japanesecalligraphy
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.
#shodo #japanesecalligraphy #japanischekalligraphie #shodoworkshop #kalligraphieworkshop #freiburg #basel #kalligraphie #rietakeda #mindfulnesstraining #achtsamkeittraining #brushmeditations #meditation
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!!
MY INSTAGRAM ⬇️
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
I am in it!!
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
Thank you to everyone whose who came to the workshop on Sunday in Bad Säckingen!
All learned and practiced wonderfully.
The theme was “ when a flower blossoms “
: hana sa ku toki
One of the participants Elke-san brought her beautiful photos. Sakura pics from Kyoto – and rare Atsumorisou orchid pics from Rebun island in Hokkaido.
Next date in Bad Säckingen is 13. May.
Enjoy the blooming time”
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
Here comes another Sanshotai picture!
– Usagi, To
Sosho ⬅️Gyosho ⬅️Sosho
(From my instagram:
Kanji 卯 is used only for the zodiac calendar.
Happy bunny Easter!!
Thank you to all who came to the workshop in March.
All did excellent calligraphy-hours!
Big compliment on your mindfulness and deep concentration! Well-done!
I am happy to meet such beautiful minded people and to show them the Art of Japanese Calligraphy.
Next Workshop in Freiburg is on Sunday, the 22nd. April
No more winter texts for us! Spring is here!
Are you already enjoying your Shodo practice in a warm cozy room with some candles on?!
When it comes to practising Shodo, Autumn and Winter seasons are great for us to refind a inner silence and develop a deeper sense of mindfulness.
Today I post a perfect seasonal Otehon for here and now.
Otehonn text “shimobashira 霜柱”
: しもばしら/ シモバシラ
-English: Frost pillar, Frost columns
-German: Frost Kristalle, Raureif
-霜 shimo : Frost
-柱 bashira : Column, Pillar
-Level: beginner to intermediate
-Brush size: medium to big, for both hard and soft haired
– make sure the difference between the side brushing and the direct brushing
– a clear 1-2-3 movement in the corner techniques
– left Harai technique, always wait for the cursive point.
– check all types of bending strokes
– check the middle line and composition balance
Enjoy your Shodo hours”
When; Sunday, 12. November, 13.00 ~ 16.00
Where; Haus Diva, Lise-Meitner-Strasse 12
D79100, Freiburg- Vauban
Level; From beginners to professionals
Fee; 45€ / all materials and texts included, calligraphy tools provided
I would like to inform you that the next calligraphy workshop in Freiburg is on Sunday, the 12th. November starting at 13.00.
We will this time practise beautiful frost theme texts in many different calligraphy styles.
The workshop is designed for a small group of people (max.8) and for 8all levels including some professional needs too.
The beginners are always welcome!
- If you would like to sign in, please send me a mail on: email@example.com
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!!
I hope you are enjoying the beautiful Autumn colours.
I would like to update a new Autumn text in Hiragana.
It is suitable for the beginners and those who are eager to brush up Hiraganas.
The Otehon text : OTSUKIMI おつきみ
It has four Hiraganas.
– For medium to big brush, both hard and soft.
– make sure you fold the paper into four boxes
– Loads of Nuki* Slide out techniques in the text, so the warming-up practice with spirals recommended.
– For Hane*jumping technique, make sure you do the 1*2*3 movement with your brush.
Movement 1; Pause~ the place where you stop at the first stroke
Movement 2 ; Preparation~ you open the hair of brush little bit.
Movement 3 ; To jump ~ you pull the energy up through your naval and slowly proceed to jump.
– Make sure you are able to imagine the clear picture of the moon you like and an extra feeling for that moon.
– Kanji for that text is; “お月見” or “月見”, you can drop the お.
Another Sanshotai (three calligraphy styles) from my morning calligraphy routine. Lately my choice of Kanji is very much inspired by the beautiful Autumn colours and the atmosphere…
– Shou, Nobo-ru
– To rise
You can see the development from the right hand side.
Sosho ⬅ Gyosho ⬅ Kaisho
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