“Calligraphy is an art form that uses ink and a brush to express the very souls of words on paper.” Kaoru Akagawa （赤川薫）
There are several things to love about Japan – that’s why I’ve always loved revisiting the country! 🇸🇬 ✈️ 🇯🇵
The food never leaves me bloated and unsatisfied (even their convenience store wares), the people are often very polite and kind, and their products have crazy gorgeous packagings! 😍
But lets not forget their culture – the Japanese boast a long history with countless stories and works of art to showcase to the world today, tomorrow and beyond. I’ve visited a few museums, palaces and other historical monuments whilst in different parts of Japan. And one art I love is the art of calligraphy.
It’s not just fancy writing; from start to finish, the entire art itself captivates and engulfs you – if you were to give it so much as a sliver of a chance.
Right from the moment the artist starts poising his/her hand to select a brush; the magic begins. The intensity coupled with elegance in each movement is carefully calculated and flawlessly executed to making its way to completing a masterpiece of black & white.
If you’re lucky, you’ll manage to hop on and join the artist as you make through each turn and flick – and when you take your first glimpse at the entirety of the masterpiece, that bit of your breath gets stolen away.
Fallen in love with calligraphy yet? …or maybe you’re not quite convinced?
Head down to the Luxe Art Museum between 20-25 October 2017 and be enthralled with about 60 pieces of specially curated calligraphy masterpieces! 👍🏻
Calligraphers from the Japan Calligraphy Art Academy (Nihon Shodo Bijutsuin – 日本美術院) will be presenting…
1 Kanji (Sino-Japanese ideograms)
2 Kana (Japanese syllabary)
3 New Calligraphic Art (I’m quite interested in checking this one out!)
4 Seal Carving
Don’t miss out on the calligraphy performances by the visiting calligraphers! They happen daily from 2-3PM (except for 25 Oct). Visitors get to do a calligraphy trial too – so be there early to save a spot!
Y’know what’s the best part about all this?
This is all thanks to the awesome people at Sunstar who aim to continue strengthening ties and promote cultural exchanges between Japan and Singapore. 😊 Through Japanese calligraphy, they hope to also encompass and express the importance of a holistic healthcare.
So you have full five days to really immerse yourself in the scintillating world of Japanese calligraphy – without having to spend a cent.
But on 21 October, Sunstar is going the extra step by co-organising a series of workshops & events right in the heartlands of Singapore!
Check them out at:
Mark your calendars and don’t forget to check out the exhibition at the Luxe Art Museum!
Event: Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition in Singapore
Dates: 20-25 October 2017
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