Japanese Culture Events

Ume - plum blossom Japanese print

Japanese Calligraphy: 梅Ume

The 4th winter session will focus on character 梅 Ume (Plum blossom) and explore The Art of Ume. Ume is known as the flower of February which starts blossoming at the end of winter in Japan. It is a special flower that has been a popular theme of Japanese paintings and poetry for centuries. Ume symbolises perseverance and hope, as well as beauty, purity, and the transitoriness of life.

Beginning - sunrise, Japanese print

Japanese Calligraphy: 初 – Hatsu

This 1st winter session of Japanese Calligraphy series will focus on character  初 - Hatsu (Hajime) and explore The Art of Beginning. The concept of a new beginning is symbolic and is surrounded by various practices. The start of the new year represents new beginnings to the Japanese, which signifies the best time to refresh one’s blessings, recite prayers and reflect on wishes for the coming days.

The art of light - hikari

Japanese Calligraphy: The Art of Light

Each event we will centre around a new symbol: we will learn its meaning, discuss a poem about it, meditate and experience the power of the concept through a calligraphy practice. During the short meditation you will be invited to a moment of alignment between your body and soul, to find a channel through which you can listen to your inner voice. This approach helps to concentrate and sense the power of now. This time we will focus on character HIKARI and explore The Art of Light.

the art of stillness - jaku

Japanese Calligraphy: The Art of Stillness

Each event we will centre around a new symbol: we will learn its meaning, discuss a poem about it, meditate and experience the power of the concept through a calligraphy practice. During the short meditation you will be invited to a moment of alignment between your body and soul, to find a channel through which you can listen to your inner voice. This approach helps to concentrate and sense the power of now. This time we will focus on character JAKU and explore The art of Stillness.

The art of harmony - wa

Japanese Calligraphy: The Art of Harmony

Each event we will centre around a new symbol: we will learn its meaning, discuss a poem about it, meditate and experience the power of the concept through a calligraphy practice. 

During the short meditation you will be invited to a moment of alignment between your body and soul, to find a channel through which you can listen to your inner voice. This approach helps to concentrate and sense the power of now.

This time we will focus on character WA and explore The art of Harmony.

the art of respect - kei

Japanese Calligraphy: The Art of Respect

Each event we will centre around a new symbol: we will learn its meaning, discuss a poem about it, meditate and experience the power of the concept through a calligraphy practice. During the short meditation you will be invited to a moment of alignment between your body and soul, to find a channel through which you can listen to your inner voice. This approach helps to concentrate and sense the power of now. This time we will focus on character KEI and explore The art of Respect.

the art of purification - sei

Japanese Calligraphy: The Art of Purification

Each event we will centre around a new symbol: we will learn its meaning, discuss a poem about it, meditate and experience the power of the concept through a calligraphy practice. During the short meditation you will be invited to a moment of alignment between your body and soul, to find a channel through which you can listen to your inner voice. This approach helps to concentrate and sense the power of now. This time we will focus on character SEI and explore The art of Purification.

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