Shodo Day 2021 習字の日

Today, November 2nd, is Shodo day. It was a year ago today, I started this Shodo blog, and I’m glad that I still keep posting my work here. 11月2日はいい文字にちなんで、習字の日です。1年前の今日、当ブログを始め、今も書道に関する徒然を書くことができ嬉しく思います。

いいもじ(beautiful writing) 習字の日(Shodo Day)

Thank you for your continuous supports for this Shodo blog! これからもどうぞよろしくお願いいたします。

Thank you & Level up!

Shun Sui -Emiko

Slump スランプ

My cat told me “stop”, so I clean my brush and go to bed… 猫がもうやめろと言うので、筆洗って寝ます、、、

Thank you & level up 💦

Shun Sui – Emiko

Sometime Hiragana たまにひらがな

Collection of simple, but beautiful curved strokes. 単純な、でも美しい曲線の集まり。

Nihon Shuji covers not only Kanji characters, but also Japanese syllabary. 日本習字の漢字部では、漢字だけでなく、自由課題としてひらがなも添削してもらえます。(検定課題ではありません)

Thank you for visiting my calligraphy blog and let’s level up together! 今日もブログにお越しくださりありがとうございます。一緒にお習字頑張りましょう。

Shun Sui -Emiko

Sounded so cool, but not for me

This evening I had spare time at Starbucks and tried to use it for pen calligraphy practice. I also thought that doing something at cafe always sounded so cool.

While I was writing, my husband even took a nice shot for my blog. Cool, so cool….

However, it didn’t work. When I am in cafe, I want to eat. I want to drink. I want to chat. After about a half hour, I gave up. I put everything back into my purse and enjoyed my drink, pastries, and nice conversations with my husband.

I should practice…. But not in cafe… it is too cool and delicious for me…

Thank you & level up!

Shun Sui – Emiko

A boat and sushi 舟とスシ

Ink drawing assignment for Aril and May. I needed to draw a boat, but it looks like sushi… 日本習字の墨画部、4月号5月号。舟を描くはずが、何度練習してもお寿司のようで、、、(鯖握り)

Reed 葦 Nihon Shuji Assignment for April 4月号
Wind Mill 風車 Nihon Shuji Assignment for May 5月号

Thank you and level up!!

Shun Sui 春水-Emiko

Cats and Shodo 猫と書道

When I practice, my cats are always around. While they evaluate my works, they also enjoy sliding into Shodo paper right after I wrote….


Thank you & level up !

Shun Sui – Emiko

Peony シャクヤク

Gorgeous peony from our yard. I really wanted to do something and decided to draw in ink drawing. 芍薬が庭に咲き、何かしたいなと思っていたので墨画に挑戦。

After some trial and errors… I could finish at least one. I used pigments in these colors, plum red, fern green, apple green, forest green, ochre, yellow, and shell white. 色々試して、一枚だけ仕上がりました。使った顔彩は、紅梅、若草、緑青、青草、黄土、黄、胡粉。

This peony is a gift from my Japanese parents. When they visited us last year, they planted in our yards. I hope to see this beauty every spring and remember the time we spent with them. この芍薬は、去年両親が遊びに来た記念に、植えていってくれました。これから毎年咲くたびに、一緒に過ごした楽しい時間を思い出せそうです。

Thank you & Level up!

Shun Sui – Emiko