We are proud to offer separate classes for adults and children in Japanese Calligraphy with Master Calligrapher Kazuko Kano and Expert Calligrapher Kanae Varga. Japanese Calligraphy (“Shodo”) is the art of writing beautiful letters with a brush. In this class students will learn how to write, read and pronounce Japanese vocabulary for a fabulous experience that will broaden their horizons. Shodo takes concentration and focus but, the more you practice, the more you will enjoy working with the deep black ink to create beautiful works that please the eye and mind.
Kanji are the Chinese characters that were introduced to Japan via Korea in the 5th Century. Before the introduction of the Chinese characters, there was no writing system in Japan. There are certain rules that determine the beauty of kanji. For example, some important elements are the relative size and balance of the characters and the undulation of the strokes that comprise each character.
In Japan, most children learn calligraphy in elementary school. However, it is also practiced by adults.
At Seichou Karate®, our outstanding calligraphy instructors will teach you how to write kanji correctly and beautifully. Try a FREE class today!