Japanese Calligraphy

Have you ever looked at Japanese or Chinese writing and thought,  person writing Japanese calligraphy"Wow - I would love to try that" - well, look no further! Join me, Ms. Sylvia from the Hawthorne Branch, on Wednesday, May 12 from 3-4 p.m. on Zoom or FacebookI will guide you through a brief history of how Japanese characters came to be what they are, a drawing demo of some simple characters, and how you can combine characters to form other words. I will have bamboo brushes and traditional Japanese ink and paper, but all you will need is ordinary paper and pens so that you can follow along.

Finally, check out these books in our collection about Japanese character writing: 

The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy: The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing

Japanese Character Writing For Dummies

Crazy for Kanji: A Student's Guide to the Wonderful World of Japanese Characters

Sayonara (Japanese for goodbye) - hope to see you on May 12!

Posted by SylviaA on April 23, 2021