I often practice copying the works that my teacher left. I enjoy copying his Chinese character pieces, however, copying works in small kana letters is really very hard and I am seldom successful to produce something passable.
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We haven’t enjoyed calligraphy lessons in our usual classrooms since February last year. My present teacher told us her students that we should learn calligraphy copying especially at times like this. However, I just can’t stop myself turning to my first teacher’s calligraphy that has been so familiar to me since my early childhood rather than the classics respected by all the calligraphy learners of all ages and cultures.
I chose this one to practice copying from a book of collection of my teacher. The note says it is an ancient saying from China meaning “you don’t get tired when you are doing what you love”. I don’t see anything new at all.