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!
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
The illustration shows the pictographically developed composition.
Rice plant(s) + Fire = Autumn 秋
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.
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. ‘
– Painted Poems-
From 30.06. to 30.09.2018
Opening Party: Sat. 30.06, 15:00
Insel 3, 79098
#rietakeda #freiburg #paintedpoems #neojaponism #neojaponismstyle #japanesecalligraphy #japaneseart #japanmodern #japanpop #exhibition #dragon
Happy summer practice!
📮This beautiful interesting book is published now!
I enjoyed working on the cover and the calligraphy pieces.
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.’
Photo by @taraosullivan1
#ikigai #publicationday #giveaway #competition #win #prize #bookgiveaway #kylebooks #hachette #octopus
Another further development with Kanjis.
” Tracing the energy flow ”
We went to the huge garden and searched natural elements in order to create a trace- brush.
So many brushes are made –
We were tracing
the energy traces….
I am so inspired by these creative process!
I wish you all a wonderful new year 2018!!
It is the year of the ” Dog ” in zodiac calendar.
Let’s hope the year of the dog will bring us some Harmony and Peace.
Above; Dog (zodiac) in Gyosho style
Above; Video ” Dog ” in Gyosho style
Happy New Year Practice!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!!
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 ….
“Aka-i-kin-gyo (Jap) ~ Red goldfish”
*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.
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;