Japanese calligraphy

Few Spots Remaining for Japanese Calligraphy Course in Arlington, VA!

April 14, 2011

There are five spots left for my Intro to Japanese Callligraphy course in Arlington. If you live in the area (or know someone who does) come check it out! The class starts Thursday, May 5th and will be held at Washington-Lee High School. Interested? Follow this link to sign up!

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In the regional newspaper for calligraphy work

September 15, 2010

The following is an article I was featured in from the Sanriku Shimpo, a regional newspaper in the northeastern part of the Miyagi prefecture: (A translated version can be found below) English Teacher Reaches Sho-dan in Japanese Calligraphy July 24, 2010 Phillip Sauvé, an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in Motoyoshi, Kesennuma, recently reached sho-dan (first […]

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Japanese Calligraphy Update: Sho-dan

July 20, 2010

As I had previously posted here, I am running out of time to reach my goal of sho-dan in Japanese calligraphy.  Well, my test paper from June came back and… I did it!  I moved up to the sho-dan ranking! Mission: accomplished. I got a phone call from my sensei— only the second time he’s […]

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習字:Japanese Calligraphy

June 24, 2010

What is 習字 (shuji)? Shuji (Japanese calligraphy) is the skillful writing of kanji characters in a way that gives them balance and expression.  It is not just writing a character on a piece of paper though.  It is much more than that.  Each stroke has a a proper way to begin and end and there […]

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