This is the very first task that my first calligraphy teacher, the late Mr. Akiyama Kodo (秋山公道) gave me about 57 years ago.
Unfortunately, I can’t think of anything else when someone comes to me and asks me to teach them basic calligraphy and I always give my new students this same task in the first lesson. I asked my senior calligrapher how I could teach the beginners differently, and her answer was, “That’s only natural and it can’t be helped. People can teach only how they were taught, after all.”
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