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School Calligraphy

201732102950.JPGStudents took some time out of their usual classes to study Japanese Calligraphy (書道 shodō).

The most basic four tools were collectively called Four Treasures of Study (文房四宝 bunbō shihō).

  • A brush ( fude)

  • An inkstick ( sumi). The best inksticks are between 50 and 100 years old.

  • Mulberry paper (和紙 washi)

  • An inkstone ( suzuri) to grind the inkstick against, mixed with water.

​Students then have a short introduction into how to write calligraphy with a brush before choosing a kanji and then writing their own on newspaper to practice. Once practice was over they then wrote their kanji on the mulberry paper and took a class photo.

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P4 Class's calligraphy A9 Class explanation & demonstration Teachers wore kimono and Hakama