“May the joy of calligraphy be in your daily life.” I once heard it was my teacher’s ideal of calligraphy, which made me continue practicing calligraphy for a long time, with an ultimate goal of spreading this art and culture to the whole world. However, recalling old days, I realized that one of his daughters told me about this principle but not directly from my teacher or his wife.
The photo I posted last time showed one of the tasks for the teacher’s qualification test I took some forty years ago which I happened to find when cleaning my house. While the previous one was print or standard style, this one is semi-cursive or semi-standard style, which is suitable for writing fast and is most often used practically.
These days we have been having a terrible heat again, which makes me very tired. A little while ago, we had a number of days of dreadful, heavy rainfall. When the weather is severe in any way, it is somewhat comfortable to practice with my teacher’s calligraphy that I have been very familiar with since childhood.
Since this is the first day of the month, I thought I would resume practicing with the old book of models my teacher gave me many years ago. What is amazing about this book is; any page makes one piece of art; and what is more, the whole book makes a beautiful art object. . 今日はお一日だし、また昔のお手本のお稽古に戻ろうと思いました。先生のお手本は、どのページを見てもそこだけで一つの見事な作品になるし、全体でも立派な作品として成立します。 . <To the homepage of this website>