I had a Calligraphy workshop at Keio department store in Shinjuku on 7th December.
We exchange New Year Cards more than Christmas card since we don’t really have the culture of Christmas.
Unfortunately most of Japanese don’t know about Japanese Calligraphy, I would say. And don’t use brush to write. Even no pencil these days, only computer. It’s convenient but I believe handwriting is better than typing. You may feel happier if you receive a handwriting letter compare to typed, printed letter. So this workshop was like to realise again importance of handwriting.
Showing them techniques of how to write the word looks beautiful.
I had 10 students(it was full!! thank you).
They struggled writing with the brushes so I kept looking around to correct their writing.
It was my first time to teach this number of people only myself (have taught 26 tourists with 3 assistants).
At the end I saw them seemed had fun especially when they saw the cards which they made:)
I hope they did more at home then send it to their family and friends!!
Then Keio department store offered me again as a dietitian for the next time.
I’m going to talk about how important the balance to eat in February:)