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

Next Workshop in Freiburg, Germany

When; Sunday, 15. October, 13.00 ~ 16.00

Where; Haus Diva, Vauban in Freiburg.

Level; From beginners to professionals

Fee; 45 euro ~All materials included, tools provided.

I would like to inform you that the next calligraphy workshop in Freiburg is on Sunday, the 15th. October starting at 13.00.

We will practise beautiful Autumn theme texts in many different calligraphy styles.

The workshop is designed for a small group of people (max.8) and for all levels including some professional needs too.

The beginners are more than welcome!!

If you would like to sign in,  please send me a mail on ; shodokurs@gmx.shodokurs@gmx.de

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

New workshops from this Autumn in Freiburg, Germany

Regular Workshops in Freiburg, Vauban

Dates*2016

Sunday, 30. October :  Theme “Autumn colours”

Sunday, 13. November   : Theme ” Frosty night”
Sunday, 04. December   :  Theme 
“Winter & for Christmas cards”

 

I am going to start special Shodo calligraphy workshops in Freiburg from October 2016.  I plan to give 10/11 workshops throughout a year till 2017 summer. Each month there will a particular theme for calligraphy texts, and specific calligraphy styles to practise. That would be a perfect opportunity to try out Shodo Japanese calligraphy and for Shodo learners to practise regularly.

INFO:

Experience in Japanese calligraphy is not necessary. Each participant from beginner to advanced level can discover and experience the essence of Shodo the art of Japanese calligraphy. The Participants can learn to focus on bringing the balance of mind and body together as well as a one’s individual mindfulness process by special designed practices. So students can learn little by little how to concentrate on their own Qi flow, conduct and apply it with brush and ink onto paper.

♧ Teacher: Rie Takeda

♧ Date: Sundays, 30.October / 13.November /04 Dezember.2016

! Further dates in 2017: 22.Jan. / 19.Feb. /19. March / 9. April / 21.May / 25.June / 16.July
♧ Time: 13:00 to 16:00 (with a tea break)
♧ Fee: 45,-Euro (Student: 42,-Euro) per afternoon
♧ Materials, tools and Texts: all inclusive and prepared
♧ Maximal: 9 Personen
♧ Beginner to Advanced level
♧ Language: German, English or Japanese
♧ Place: Haus DIVA Lise-Meitner-Straße 12, 79100 Freiburg-Vauban  * see the map below↓

♧ Please sign up for a workshop place here under shodokurs@gmx.de
♧ Rie Takeda’s calligraphy Web : www.shodokalligraphie.com
Neo-Japonism Web  : www.neo-japonism.com

♧ My concept of teaching SHODO calligraphy is focused on:

  • mind and body connection
  • discovering individual inner quality and peace
  • “hands-on” guidance
  • inner balance
  • “Here and Now” momentum flow
  • mindfulness process
  • de-stressing the body tension
  • conscious breathing
  • raising Qi(energy) flow and awareness

Any question, I would be happy to hear from you!
When you sign up for the workshop, please write your experience/level in Shodo Japanese calligraphy. If you have already got calligraphy tools, you could bring along and show me.