Japanese Calligraphy: green

This is a series of workshops designed by Azumi Uchitani to explore Japanese culture through the art of calligraphy and language. We will meet bi-weekly, slowly moving from season to season and uncovering new characters, rituals, concepts and beliefs deeply rooted in Japanese lifestyle. 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 calligraphy practice.

Green: ryoku/ midori (緑)

In Japanese culture, the concept of “green” is closely linked to nature and the environment. The Japanese people have a deep appreciation for the natural world and have developed a strong sense of environmental consciousness, which is reflected in their everyday life. Japanese language has multiple words for different shades of green, for example “midori” for bright green and “moegi” for a light, fresh green. The use of greenery in traditional Japanese architecture and design – in gardens and bonsai trees – emphasizes the importance of incorporating natural elements into daily life. The concept of “green” also extends to sustainable practices, recycling and conservation of resources, which are highly valued in Japanese society.

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GUIDE – AZUMI UCHITANI

Azumi Uchitani is an Intercultural business consultant, keynote speaker, writer, artist and founder of Japanese SALON art & culture, based in the Netherlands. She is a two-times TEDx speaker, appearing Dutch TV and media and delivering talks to an international audience in Europe and in the US. Azumi is on a mission to build an essential bridge between Japan and Europe, helping global leaders discover Japanese ancient wisdom beyond culture, teaching how to apply its wisdom in everyday life, act with inner peace and create conscious leadership and fulfilling life. Azumi decodes the complexity of Japanese culture, tradition, philosophy, spirituality and unspoken rules into a simple essence of wisdom. She was born into a traditional spiritual Japanese family and raised with the teachings of Shingon Buddhism and Shinto. The spiritual and cultural practices, such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement, calligraphy have always been a part of her life, besides that, her grandmother was a kimono maker. Her insights, a series of talks are available on her YouTube channel ‘5 minutes on Japanese Wisdom’ on YouTube.

http://www.azumiuchitani.com

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