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Event Album: Calligraphy Workshop #1: 01/21/2018
Event Note

 At the Kakizome, the First Writing of the Year, the “writing” is not only the main purpose but also what you would write is as important since traditionally it is when you are to write YOUR New Year’s Resolution though you can, of course, write anything you want. However, commonly you’d think of your “goal” at the beginning of new year so now you have an opportunity to express your decision on a large Washi-paper with a large Fude-brush just to remind yourself how strong your determination is. I’m sure the work of the participants are showing them all. I just want to remind you all, however, that the most important thing is “to achieve your goal”, of course.
Midori Shinye
Calligraphy Workshop Instructor
 書初めの日には単なる「書くこと」だけが主な目的ではなく「何を書くか」が重要でもあります。要するにその日が自分の新年の目標を書く日だからです。もちろん何を書いてもかまいませんが、普通一般的に誰もが年始にその年の目標を決意する習慣があるので、それを思い切り大きな筆で大きな紙に書くことでどの位その決意が固いかを表現することが出来る日なわけです。今日の参加者の作品を見るとそれが明らかに出ているのではないかと思います。しかし一番肝心なのはもちろんその目標を成し遂げることではあります。 新江 緑 習字ワークショップインストラクター 
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