書展 ・ 祭りばやし

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東京・駒込。JR山手線の駅東口を出て、下町の商店街を横目に線路沿いを歩いて横道に入ったところにある落ち着いた画廊で、毎年、”書道書道していない書展”が行なわれている。 早稲田大学書道会を卒会した同期の4人、小林覚、雨宮多津夫、唐崎英樹、古川英文が、卒業後の1990年からずっと続けている 書展 … [Read more...]

Your Calligraphy is Weak!!!

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I remember when I first started to visit Calligraphy exhibitions with a friend, he would always comment on every piece of calligraphy that we looked at together. Unless there was a ribbon which meant that it had won an award from the organization or it was done by a teacher, he would say, “The calligraphy is weak.” At one exhibition I saw a lovely kana scroll and time stood still. Kana script is my favourite. I guess I was looking at it for a long time because he came over and asked what I … [Read more...]

How Calligraphy Clubs are Making the World a Better Place

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Many universities in Japan have a Calligraphy Clubs led by students, and many students learn Calligraphy as club activities. Hosei University also has a Calligraphy Club called “Hosei University Shodōkai”. Usually, a University Calligraphy Club is only for students enrolled in that university. But Hosei University Shodōkai is so unique and intercollegiate. It accepts not only Hosei University students but also other university students in Tokyo. Now, over 50 members learn calligraphy … [Read more...]