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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