Merry Christmas in Action

I hope you are all well and fit – enjoying the holidays right now.
– I’d like to thank you for your support, compassion and inspiration. THANK YOU!
It’s been a challenging intense year for all and also for me as a freelance artist/calligrapher.
I am very glad that I managed to finalize my SHODO-Online program this summer and I’ve been developing the context and the structure as an ongoing project. As the way of my mindfulness based method is quite unique, it needed a long time and much effort – but I will keep working at IT, and making IT more interactive and effective. Here is my little Christmas greeting video for you! See the youtube channel link below.

And- still –
I am happy to be here and now – again.

I wish you all …
HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

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Happy Practice!
Rie

If you are interested in Kakizome, the new years’s calligraphy event on the 2nd January 2021(15.00 GMT /UK time), you are more than welcome to join in. More details, please have a look at the link below.
https://www.shodocalligraphy.com/kakizome-calligraphy.html

みなさん、今年もお世話になりました。心あるサポート、応援とたくさんの閃きをどうもありがとうございました。
大変な一年になりましたが、この機会に自分が本気で続けられるプロジェクト、本気で実現したいアイディアを見極める時間になったことはすでに大切な実りです。オンラインの書道講習や他のオンラインベースのプロジェクトもありがたいことにいい方向で進んでいます。今後も皆様のアドバイスやフィードバックを参考に、アーティスト活動、書道教室を持続していきますので、どうぞよろしくお願いいたします。素敵なクリスマスをお過ごしくださいね!

Arigato!

http://www.shodocalligraphy.com

Friend/friendship/友

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 .

Happy Practice!

Arigato,

Rie

MA : 間 Pause

Hello – Konnichiwa everyone,
Today I’d like to share one of the essential concept, called ‘MA’.

Ma in light
[
] ま、あいだ、カン、ケン
: Ma, Aida, Kan, Ken
: Pause, while, time, interval, stillness, space, chamber, room, leisure, chance, entr’acte

And ‘Ma’ in three calligraphy styles here↓

Ma Sanshotai in light
Sosho⬅️Gyosho⬅️Kaisho

Ma in action

About MA :
important concept of Japanese art and culture – the inner pause, the fulfilling emptiness, the bonding silence.
MA between/with time, space, humans, body, mind, soul…

In the last months, I’ve been additionally re-filtering and questioning lots more about the
MA– between/with materials, nature, economy, spirit..

Ma Sanshotai in stripes
「間/ま」

日本の武道、芸術、音楽、文化と深い関わりを持つ間/まという要素。

時間の間/ま、空間の間/ま、人との間/ま、体の間/ま、心との間/ま、魂の間/

すべての「間/ま」の程よいバランスが成り立って初めて、私たちは豊かに生きる気と力をもらっているのかもしれない。この数ヶ月、物質、自然、経済、社会、精神の性質との「間/ま」についてあらためて問い、考えさせられる。

Ma Kanwajiten


Happy Practice!
Rie-stamp-web
Arigato, Rie

www.shodocalligraphy.com
2020©︎Rie Takeda

Workshop in Freiburg ; Lantern light

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Calligraphy ” Tomoshibi ” by Rie Takeda

Thank you very much for attending the workshop on Sunday.

I do appreciate your effort to learn the art of Japanese calligraphy with such opened mind!
All of you did very well – compliment on your full concentration and mindfulness process. Great job!

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Calligraphy display from workshop participants 21.10.2018

We had lots of (high) Autumn Otehon texts, mainly with the ” fire 火 ” element and yes, sure some ” misty fog / Kiri 霧 ” and  ” maple tree / Kaede 楓 ”

  • Autumn / AKI  秋
  • Lantern light / Tomoshibi 灯

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The illustration shows the pictographically developed composition.

Rice plant(s)  +  Fire  =  Autumn 秋

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Tomoshibi in Sanshotai : Link

The next workshop in Freiburg is on Sunday 18th November. It is at the moment fully booked, but one can be on the waiting list.

The November workshop will be the last one for this year. Then we will start again in the New Year 2019 on 20th January.

Meanwhile I hope you all will enjoy your Shodo practice in this beautiful season.

Happy Practice!

Arigato, Rie
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Exhibition “ Painted Poems “ 30. June

My exhibition is ready to pop in 2 weeks.

The opening party is on Saturday, the 30th June at 15:00.

If you are around in town, please pop in!

Would be great to see you there. ‘

6月30日から9月暮れまで、フライブルクのインセルで

絵詩Painted Poemの展示会をさせていただきます。

レセプションは30日土曜日の15時から18時半くらいまでなので、お時間ありましたら是非お越しください。 ‘

RIE TAKEDA

– Painted Poems-

From 30.06. to 30.09.2018

Opening Party: Sat. 30.06, 15:00

Address:

artforum3 e.V.

Insel 3, 79098

Freiburg

Friday, 13:00-18:00

Saturday, 10:00-16:00

http://www.artforum3.de

#rietakeda #freiburg #paintedpoems #neojaponism #neojaponismstyle #japanesecalligraphy #japaneseart #japanmodern #japanpop #exhibition #dragon

Happy summer practice!

Arigato,

Rie

Ikigai 生き甲斐

📮This beautiful interesting book is published now!

Congratulations!

I enjoyed working on the cover and the calligraphy pieces.

Highly recommended!

本日英国カイリブックス出版より” 生き甲斐 IKIGAI “という素敵な本が出版されました。カバーの絵と書、インデックスの書等させていただきました。とても興味深い本です、ぜひ手に取って読んでみてください。日本語の”IKIGAI”という言葉がそのまま世界で使われるようになる日も近いかもしれませんね。

” IKIGAI “- giving every day meaning and joy

by Yukari Mitsuhashi

‘The word ikigai is formed of two Japanese characters: iki, meaning life, and gai, meaning value or worth. Ikigai, then, is the value of life, or happiness in life. Put simply, it’s the reason you get up in the morning.’

@yukari77 @kylebooksuk

Photo by @taraosullivan1

#ikigai #publicationday #giveaway #competition #win #prize #bookgiveaway #kylebooks #hachette #octopus

#yukarimitsuhashi

#kylebooksuk

Happy Practice!

Rie

Otehon for winter season

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

2 Kanjis;

-霜 shimo : Frost

-柱 bashira : Column, Pillar

-Level: beginner to intermediate

-Brush size: medium to big,  for both hard and soft haired

Technical Tips:

– 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”

Happy Practice!

Arigato, 

Rie

www.shodocalligraphy.com

Next Workshop in Freiburg, Germany

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: shodokurs@gmx.de

         www.shodocalligraphy.com

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!!

Happy Practice!

Arigato!

Rie

Otehon; Kingyo~Goldfish

I hope you are enjoying these hot sunny days! Are you brushing up your calligraphy skills?! Or doing more stroke-practice?!

Before the summer holiday ends, I would like to post an Otehon for the month of August.

The summery text you can not avoid ….

Yes,  “Goldfish”!!

“Aka-i-kin-gyo (Jap) ~ Red goldfish”

*Akai: Red

*Kingyo: Goldfish (Kin; Gold +Gyo; Fish)

*4 Kanjis and 1 Hiragana

Please check all balance lines, composition frames and some tips above.
Each Kanji have more less a clear middle line. Always start with a clear angle and check which brush technique should be applied.(side or direct brushings)

Recommended brush size is the medium to the big. Both hard or soft haired are suitable for this text.

Happy Practice!!

Rie

Thank you,  Arigato!

Despite the chilly frosty wind,  all came to “calligraphy-ing” yesterday!

Thanks very much to everyone who attended the workshop.

All did wonderful practice!

I am very glad to get to know and to teach such mindfulness people!

Next workshop is on Sunday, the 4th. December. With the theme ” Winter & for Christmas cards”

Calligraphy texts will be all winter-feeling inspired. Besides our calligraphy practice, I will provide a pair of blank cards. So if you want,  you can either do calligraphy on the cards,  or fix an extra calligraphy paper on- as you get inspired towards the end of the workshop. It would be an unique card for Christmas.

For sign up,  please send me a direct mail.

Here is the link to my instagram; https://www.instagram.com/p/BMzpl5-grz8/

 

Happy Practice

ARIGATO!

Rie stamp

www.shodokalligraphie.com