Japanese Calligraphy Demonstration by Sisyu Lecture

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

Japanese calligraphy is as diverse and varied as the kanji characters themselves. Styles range from the pursuit of the clearest and most precise form to the most expressive form.

Young Japanese calligraphy prodigy, Sisyu, joins the JICC for a demonstration of the art of Shodo. Sisyu has designed title logos for television series, window dressings for major international brands, and has even painted calligraphy on the walls and ceiling of a European cathedral.

Learn about the origins of kanji characters, how they evolved, and how the practice of calligraphy is keeping penmanship a lively and exciting subject of study in Japan. Watch the ink fly as Sisyu paints the characters that inspire her and reflect the spirit of Japan.

Guests will have a chance to try writing characters of their own after the demonstration.

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