Results of Kohitsu exhibition

Last year, I participated Kohitsuten 2020 by Nihon Shuji. It is Japanese pen calligraphy exhibition which is open to general public. It was the first time for me to participate with my students, and we sent eleven works to Fukuoka, Japan.

Today I received the results of the exhibition and I can’t wait to share with my students.


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Shun Sui -Emiko

Prepping 筆おろし

To start new year, I bought a new brush and I was cleaning off starch which is normally used to keep a good brush shape. 新年を迎えると同時に、新しい筆をおろしました。大抵新しい筆は糊で固めてあるので、丁寧に水につけながら穂先から少しずつほぐし、糊を落としていきます。

Shodo-thon in 2020 was ended with 39th day. I hope to break this record in 2021! 勝手にやっていた書道マラソンは年末に39日目を迎えて終わってしまったので、2021年はより長く続けられますように。

Happy new year & level up!

新年明けましておめでとうございます。どうぞShodo Arcadeを今年もよろしくお願いします。

Shun Sui -Emiko 春水(絵美子)

The last shipment to Japan for 2020

I finally finished all assignments for NihonShuji for 2020. This year I had difficulties to get calligraphy goods from Japan, but now I’m so glad and relieved to be able submit all my works.


Nihon Shuji Assignments Sep. to Dec 2020 日本習字 漢字部 かな部 検定 9月から12月号まで

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Shun Sui -Emiko

Flower of tea tree 茶の花や

The 36th day of Shodo-thon. 勝手に書道マラソン36日目。

Haiku by Yosa Buson

Flowers of teat tree. Yellow and white, simple yet quint and charming.

茶の花や 白にも黄にも おぼつかな 


日本習字 かな部 12月号 俳句課題 Nihon Shuji Kana calligraphy (Haiku) assignment Dec. 2020

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Shun Sui – Emiko

A little walk to see Jupiter and Saturn

Yesterday was supposed to be the best day to observe the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, but it was too cloudy. Today I waited for couple hours after the sunset and took a little neighbor walk with my husband and son.

They were still very close and we could see them lined next to each other. Sky watching is very fascinating and it reminds me of my favorite science homework from elementary school. Such a fun evening 🙂

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Shun Sui -Emiko

Preparation for New Year

We use special festive chopsticks for New Year. I normally create my self since we can’t get it in U. S. This year I even have a nice washi masking tape, but not sure I will use them. I feel like too blue… お正月用の祝箸袋を準備中。でも全然しっくりこない。青すぎる、、、か?

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Shun Sui -Emiko

The 24th day of Shodo-thon

Today I didn’t feel like writing Shodo… no motivation. Same time, I didn’t want to quit Shodo-thon. So I decided to write one Kana calligraphy. 今日は書きたいと言う気持ちじゃなかった。やる気なし。でも書道マラソンも24か目で今更やめたくない。それで、かな一課題だけ書いた。

Once I started, I feel much better and soon I had fun again. とりあえず書き始めたら、何か気持ちよかった。やっぱり書道は楽しい。

よもすがら 見てをあかさむ 秋の月 こよひのそらに くもなからなむ

Nihon Shuji Kana Assignments Sep. 2020 日本習字かな部 9月号課題

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Shun Sui -Emiko

Wooden Doll こけし

The 21st day of Shodo-son. Another package is ready shipping to Japan. 勝手に書道マラソン21日目。日本習字の検定をまたまとめて提出できそうです。

One of the assignments was drawing Kokeshi dolls and i had troubles to both draw and color. The face is so easy looking sad and almost crying while I want them to look happy ! One small change of brush strokes make such a big difference. 中でもこけしの課題が難しく、ほんの少しの太さや筆のぬき加減で顔の表情が変わってしまい、暖かく幸せそうなイメージに仕上げるのに苦労しました。

日本習字墨画部 9、10、11、12月号 初伝課題 NihonShuji Ink Brush Paintings Monthly Assignments for Sep. Oct. Nov. and Dec.

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Shun Sui -Emiko