This year is a year of rabbits according to the old Chinese zodiac system. I chose a term including “翔” or “to jump”, which what people often associate with rabbits for my first calligraphy of the year, a long traditional custom in Japan performed on January 2nd. I learned this term roughly is a parable meaning a number of sages and brilliant people come flying and concentrate here.
This is kakizome or the first calligraphy of the year my mother wrote at the beginning of one year at the day care facility. One care giver said that he was amazed because all the elderly took a brush and wrote something instantly when he announced, “today, we will do kakizome.” I hope you will enjoy seeing it at the exhibition this weekend.
The outline of the mother-daughter exhibition follows:
Name of the exhibition: 絹江と知子 (Kinue and Tomoko)
Date and time: Saturday, October 29, 2022 – Monday, October 31