This past week we have been blessed with the visit of Yoshiaki. My son
is in a Japanese Exchange Program. Matthew stayed with Yoshiaki's family near Osaka last summer, and now Yoshiaki is staying with us. In honor of Yoshiaki, I thought I'd share a little shodo or Japanese calligraphy with you today.
I hope you are able to view this video Matthew took last summer while attending Yoshiaki's school, Seikyo Gakuen. Matthew and the American students were treated to shodo instruction. Here is the shodo sensei, Mrs. Shiono, demonstrating proper form and the ductus or stroke sequence for the kanji depicting "love."
Matthew's chaperon was very kind to bring me Mrs. Shiono's practice sheets. Yay!
Shodo - an incredible art form! I find the process very interesting and inspiring.