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 .
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.
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
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;