Japanese calligraphy, also known as shodo, is the art of writing by hand to create letters or symbols using a brush dipped in ink. It's a beautiful art form as well as a means of communication. Early Japanese calligraphy originated from Chinese calligraphy. Many of its principles and techniques are very similar, but after the invention of Hiragana and Katakana, the unique Japanese syllabaries, the distinctive Japanese writing system developed and calligraphers produced styles intrinsic to Japan.
In this experience corner, you will learn about different calligraphy tools, brushes, and inks, learn different brush techniques and line movements and complete a calligraphy piece of your own.