Japanese calligraphy (called
“shodou” in Japanese) means “the way of writing” but it is the art of
writing beautifully. 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 writing
kanji characters. 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®, Master Instructor Kazuko Kano will teach you
how to write kanji correctly and beautifully. 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
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