Sunday, January 18, 2015

First Calligraphy of the Year "kakizome, 書き初め"

 (posted; Japanese culture page)
My husband's ex-lady-collage is a member of the "genyuukai" calligraphy school;
She kindly informed us about the "kakizome, 書き初め" by the school held at our city airport. Three calligraphers (including the president) showed us working on the big paper. Using their whole body, DYNAMIC works were done♪

They were having interview from the radio program.
I put the performers with the right order with their works in the picture above.

          They worked with the background music;

*First Performer (my husband's ex-lady colleague)*
She is wearing the kind of 'kimono type' clothes her mother sewed for her.
"Beat out one of your heartbeat to everyone's heart"
Her work is from the lyric of the song called "AH Yeah" sung by the Japanese singers called "スキマスイッチ. sukimasuicchi".

*Second Performer*
"ありのままで"   "Let it go"

*Third Performer  (president of the school)
"風に舞"  "Dancing in the wind"

Let me show you the glass seal they're using for their works, which their calligrapher names on them, specially made by the local glass atelier.

Extra;  For the last, inside of her haori-coat she was wearing a T-shirt her master's calligraphy was printed.

         '夢・ yume,  Dream' and  her calligrapher name '結花. yuuka'

 Linking this post to, "Our World Tuesday"
Thank you very much for stopping by;

I told her about my posting this event soon, visiting you soon as well my friends☆☆☆


  1. This is another amazing post. It is very interesting to see activities done in your country. This calligraphy is a whole lot of a culture.

  2. Intresting to see how this is making..

  3. Wow their works are really dynamic, and so beautiful! Your husband's ex-colleague created such a wonderful art. Very powerful. And I love her kimono-type outfit. She looks very elegant!
    I love their calligraphy style very much. At school, we were told to write as textbook showed. Never seen calligraphy like this in the textbook :-)

  4. Hello Miyako, How are you? The calligraphy looks like wonderful artwork..The words in english are lovely too. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week ahead!

  5. how neat! creating art and language to music!

  6. Wow, exciting and talented! Great pictures!

  7. Hello Miyako!:)
    Thank you for showing us yet another interesting post,it's truely fascinating.I especially like "Dancing in the Wind" painted by the president of the school.

    Warm Hugs.

  8. This was very interesting! I enjoyed your photos and the information about the performers.

  9. Hello Miyako, I totally enjoyed seeing all those talented artists in your post. What a delightful way to see art in motion and actually being created on the spot.
    Wonderful!! and Thank you :D)

  10. Dearest Miyako,
    The title 'Let it go' at present speaks to me strongly but I LOVE your husband's former colleague's kimono. She is very graceful looking. Of course women do win from men!
    Hugs to you,

  11. I am in awe! Inspired by the work the calligraphers are doing and by your skill in documenting this for us; As I am sure you know this art form is something entirely new for most of your followers. What a perfect and wonderful post for Our World; I have learned something new and something wonderful about your world! And I enjoyed every moment of learning it. Thank you for sharing.

  12. You have documented this so well and given us an insight into this art form.

  13. Wonderful post ~ so enriching and lovely photo of the artist's creating ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  14. Miyako San & Otosan.
    kakizome was yahari kiraidesune,
    interview the radio program to temo watasini wa tanoshiku soshite kimono her mother sewed.
    Sukimasvichi---schols. the school yuvka.
    thank you so much with our Japaniss world Tuesda! Prited T- shirt.
    Have a wonderful time with Otosan!

  15. What beautiful calligraphy!

  16. This is very interesting and fascinating! Thank you for sharing!

  17. Wow! This is so amazing and beautiful!! Thank you for sharing. I love that she is wearing clothes sewed for her by her mother :)