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Event Album: Calligraphy Workshop #3: 11/19/2017
Event Note

 The end of year is not necessarily just meant to be the closing time. Instead, it is also the time for your preparation to face toward the next year. So, while you write on a calligraphy paper something you want to remind yourself as the “closing” of the passing year, you would at the same time want to encourage yourself to keep going - getting ready to establish a new goal for a New Year.

Today, as the Tanka instructor, Chikako-san, gave me an idea, we encouraged all the workshop participants, of the Calligraphy and Tanka, to display each work at the upcoming Year-end Luncheon. And I suggested some of the members who also studied Tanka to finish their poem in calligraphy writing on a Shikishi (square heavy matted Washi paper) as it’d look very formal and sophisticated. Others wrote letters obviously what they had in their mind to celebrate finishing the year 2017.

By leading this workshop for years for now I simply hope the tradition of beautiful Japanese calligraphy would be taught forever - “Mukyoku-Densho”.

Midori Shinye

Calligraphy Instructor
 年の終わりというのは必ずしも一年の締めくくりという意味だけではなく新年の準備をする時でもあります。行く年の感想を習字に書くと同時にそれは自分に対してあきらめずに歩み続けて行かないといけないということを、つまり来る年の目標を定めるのをを認識することでもあります。 今日は、短歌のインストラクターからアイデアを頂いて習字と短歌ワークショップの参加者に近くある年末の集いで作品を展示しようということになったので、メンバーの中で短歌を勉強している人には色紙に習字で書いて頂く様お願いしました。他の方々はそれぞれ頭に浮かんだ字を書いていました。 ここ何年かこのワークショップで指導させて頂いて、つくづくこの美しい日本の書道が永遠に伝えられていくことを願うばかりです。「無極伝承」 新江 緑 書道インストラクター 
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