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Japanese calligraphy has two types: Shuji and Shodo. Shuji means learning to write hiragana and kanji with ink and a brush, while Shodo is the mindfulness work with ink and a brush and the art of black and white. I started this group to spread Shodo in the centre of Melbourne. Anyone from absolute beginners of Japanese language/culture to native Japanese are welcome!

Upcoming events (2)

Enjoy Creative Shodo Japanese Calligraphy @The Block Arcade

282 Collins St

A$5.00

Hi Japanese calligraphy Shodo-ers, Sorry for no update for a while! You might be busy but I set up our Meetup group and hope you can attend! For absolute beginners: I have set up Basic Samurai Shodo session separately. Please attend the class https://classbento.com.au/samurai-shodo-japanese-calligraphy-class if you have never experienced shodo before you attend this Creative Shodo Meetup. Creative Shodo お手本のない書道 If you like to practice Shodo further, join Creative Shodo session. For Japanese language leaners: This is not Shuji class. Shuji is to learn Japanese hiragana and kanji properly and neatly, while Shodo is the way of expression and the art of black and white. There is no right or wrong in your drawings, but if you want to improve something but you don't know, I will suggest some ways. A Creative Shodo session will take up to 1 hour at $5 inclusive the usage of all tools, ink and papers. You can bring any Japanese word/s to draw and practice or I have beautiful collectives which hold various calligraphers' drawings and you can pick some up from them. All tools (ink, a brush, papers, mat etc) will be provided. You just hop into the class. The venue is within the heritage shopping building, The Block Arcade. The entrance will be locked after 6pm and it would be nice if you come into the building BEFORE 6pm and browse the ground floor then take Lift 1 to Level 2. If you are later or something happened, call me[masked]. 日本人も大歓迎です。 オージーと英語で、日本語で、アートとしての書道を楽しんでみませんか? Each class/meetup size will be limited to 6 attendees (including me). Any question? Please contact Yoshi[masked] or email [masked]

New Year Kakizome Shodo Japanese Calligraphy @The Block Arcade

Hi Japanese calligraphy Shodo-ers, In Japan, 2nd of January is the day for Kakizome! Kakizome (書き初め, literally "first writing") is a Japanese term for the first calligraphy written at the beginning of a year, traditionally on January 2. Other terms include kissho (吉書), shihitsu (試筆) and hatsusuzuri (初硯) (Wikipedia). If you are working in the city, please hop in while you have lunch time. You don't have to be here the whole one hour. Just grab a brush and put your heart in the brush. This time, any experiences are NOT required to attend this workshop. From absolute beginners, Japanese learners to the experienced, please feel free to come to this workshop. You will draw on Kakizome long papers not just regular hanshi papers. You can bring any Japanese word/s to draw and practice or I have beautiful collectives which hold various calligraphers' drawings and you can pick some up from them. All tools (ink, a brush, papers, mat etc) will be provided. You just hop into the class. The venue is within the heritage shopping building, The Block Arcade. The entrance will be locked after 6pm and it would be nice if you come into the building BEFORE 6pm and browse the ground floor then take Lift 1 to Level 2. If you are later or something happened, call me[masked]. 日本人も大歓迎です。 オージーと英語で、日本語で、書き初めを楽しみませんか? The size will be limited to 6 attendees (including me) but not strict. Any question? Please contact Yoshi[masked] or email [masked]

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Dynamic shodo experience @Collingwood Town Hall

Collingwood Town Hall

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