Language Center

Spring Shodo



Shodō is an art form using a brush and charcoal ink on paper, wood plaques, and fabric. It includes Chinese characters (kanji) and Japanese hiragana. Although it originated in the techniques used for letter writing, with its unique form of expression it has developed into an art genre. Japanese language skills are not required.

2018 Spring Shodo Descriptions and Registration Form (PDF)




Tuition:
Weekday Shodo
Members: $270
Non-members: $310
(Become a member) *
  Weekend Shodo
Members: $320
Non-members: $350
(Become a member) *

*To become a new Japan Society member (or to renew membership) and to register for a course online, please follow the link above to become a member first, and then click the register button to register for a course.

For more details, please email us at language@japansociety.org. To register by phone with a credit card, please call (212) 715-1269.

Single drop-in Shodo lessons may be possible; please contact the Language Center at 212-715-1269 or language@japansociety.org for more information.


Shodo A, B, C & Weekend: In this open level workshop, beginners will learn the brush strokes used in basic kanji, and more advanced students will have the opportunity to hone their skills. Students at any level from beginner to advanced are welcome to register.
書道A, B, C及び週末:初級、中級、上級、どのレベルの参加者も大歓迎です。初心者は、基礎漢字で使われる筆使いを学び、上級者は、ご自身のスキルを更に磨くことができます。


Shodo A: Mondays, January 29—April 9 (no 2/19)
2—3:45 PM | Instructor: Takemori

Shodo B: Mondays, January 29—April 9 (no 2/19)
4—5:45 PM | Instructor: Takemori

Shodo C: Fridays, February 2—April 6
2—3:45 PM | Instructor: Barringer

Weekend Shodo: Saturdays, March 17—April 14
1:30—4:30 PM | Instructor: TBA


Advanced Shodo: This class is designed for students who have an extensive experience. Students will create Haiku or Tanka poems using Japanese kana characters. You will practice Kaisho (printed) and Gyosho (semi-cursive) writing styles with Yojijukugo (four-character idioms) quoted from Senjimon (the Thousand Character Classic). Finished works will be displayed.
上級書道:日本特有の仮名文字を使い、俳句または短歌を書きます。文献千字文から引用した四字熟語を楷書と行書で書きます。装飾用の書作品として色紙に仕上げます。

Wednesdays, January 31—April 4
2—3:45 PM | Instructor: Asai



Shodo Supplies

It is highly recommended that you purchase your own brush to bring to class, although we also have brushes available to borrow (classroom use only). All other materials for the course (ink, paper, a felt pad, and a paperweight) are provided in class for classroom use only.


Instructors

Sanae Asai is a licensed Japanese calligrapher (issued in 1996 by the Calligraphy Institute of Daitobunka University in Japan). She has taught calligraphy for 13 years in various schools and cultural institutes in the New York area, as well as at her own private studio.
浅井早苗先生:日本の書道家としての資格を有する。(1996年、大東文化大学の書道協会より授与)。13年間に亘り、ニュースクール、ロングアイランド日本文化センター、ニュージャージー日米協会、日本人学校、ハモンド美術館、プライベートスタジオを含むニューヨーク近辺の学校や施設で書道を教えてきた。

Megumi Barringer, a licensed Japanese calligrapher since 1997 by Nihon Sogo Shogeiin in Japan, has taught calligraphy for 15 years in Japan and in Princeton, New Jersey. She teaches at Princeton Community Japanese Language School, Princeton University and at her own private studio.
バリンジャ恵:神奈川県鎌倉市出身。公益社団法人日本総合書芸院正会員。1997年に書道師範取得。日本及びプリンストンにて書道を15年教える。現在はプリンストン日本語学校教職員、プリンストン大学講師。プリンストンにて書道教室を開く。

Tsuyoshi Takemori has over 30 years of teaching experience in Japanese Calligraphy and has served as the Director of Calligraphy for the Kampo Cultural Center, Inc., in the US. Recently, he has worked at the Japan Calligraphy Center International, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Literature from Ryukyu University in Okinawa, Japan.
竹盛毅先生:30年以上に亘る経験を誇る書道家。米国における観峰文化センター、書道部門の ディレクターを務める。近年、日本書道国際センターにも籍を置く。沖縄県琉球大学文学部卒。



Please Note

Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable (including for credit) for any reason after 12 pm, the business day before your class starts. All refunds are subject to a $20 service charge, including those requested by the deadline date. No partial registration or auditing is permitted. Please note that cancellations are accepted by phone or in person only. Cancellations via e-mail are not accepted.

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