Summer online Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) workshop was held with Art Students League of Denver on July 10 & 17. This time we practiced the saying『吾唯足知』(Ware Tada Taru o Shiru), which means “I have learned that I am content with what I am/have.” This saying can be found on the Tsukubai wash bowl at Ryōan-ji temple in Kyoto. As each character in this saying has 口 (mouth), the design of the wash bowl is sharing a square box in the center as 口 with the other parts. I truly appreciate this teaching opportunity with the wonderful people and school!
Japanese Calligraphy online workshop was held on February 6 & 13 with
Art Students League of Denver. I thank for the joyful time with all the participants. In this workshop, we covered/practiced basic Kaisyo-square style calligraphy strokes, some variations, and kanji characters to make a saying to live better; 行雲流水 (Ko-Un Ryu Sui) - "(It'd be great if we) Live in a simple and flexible way to ourselves and others, letting obsessions go, like floating clouds and streaming water."
京都に行きたい・・・ I want to go to Kyoto!
I hope that we feel safe enough to travel around soon.
Live online Zoom class held on April 22, 2020 @ Art Students League of Denver.