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JAPANESE BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY (SHODO)
March 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
In these workshops, Jinesh Wilmot will introduce the ‘brush way’ or Shodo – Japanese Brush Calligraphy. Using a mindful approach, you will learn to write some of the basic Chinese & Japanese characters (Kanji) using brush and ink (Sumi); exploring the three forms of writing, known in Japanese as Kaisho, Gyosho and Sosho. Participants will select Japanese-Chinese character examples of their choice to practice with. During the workshop, time will be allocated for sitting and walking meditation.
No previous experience of brush calligraphy is necessary, only the desire to explore this beautiful and expressive way of writing. All materials (brush, ink and paper) will be supplied.
Jinesh Wilmot’s journey with Japanese brush calligraphy (Shodo) began almost thirty years ago. At the time he began studying Zen, Jinesh felt that, coming from an arts related background, it would be beneficial to study an art form related to Zen; he chose Japanese brush calligraphy (Shodo). From the very first lesson, after experiencing the beauty and immediacy of the form and smelling the distinctive fragrance of the pine-soot ink, he knew he was ‘hooked’. Jinesh currently holds the rank of 6th dan in Shodo, and has been awarded the title of ‘Jun Shihan’ (Associate-Master level). Jinesh has been a student of Ekai Korematsu Osho since 1998 and a member of Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community since 1999.
Bookings are essential.
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