2010-03-02

書道 (Shodo ~ The Way of Writing)

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I have wanted to give this a go for a while now and thanks to Sato-san, My Japanese teacher, I was able to try my hand at it.

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Black ink is Black

 

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Apparently I was very good for my first go. It took phenomenal concentration. 2 and a bit hours of writing burnt me out. Which was a surprise. Its just calligraphy after all right? Still it was worth the extreme effort to get my strokes right…ish.

I seriously recommend this to anyone who wants to give it a go… and has the stamina. It is un believably fulfilling.

 

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5 comments:

Reitsu said...

My old Chinese teacher was pro at this. She had a HUGE collection of brushes and used to teach calligraphy to adults.

Reitsu said...

P.S Your "sky" character looks really good.

stained said...

this is a skill you'd better be bringing back to SA with you!

Daruku-sensei said...

before the month is out I will go back...

sky...how do you pronounce that in Chinese?

its the "ten" in "tengoku"「天国」 here

Reitsu said...

It's written "tian" but it leans more to "tien" if you pronounce it.