Japanese Calligrapher Tsuneko Kumagai Memorial Hall

One of my students in the UK asked me to meet up in Tokyo and go to see a Japanese Calligraphy exhibition. I proposed to we went to Japanese Calligrapher Tsuneko Kumagai Memorial Hall in Ota ward.
http://www.ota-bunka.or.jp/facilities/kumagai/tabid/228/Default.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Memorial Hall is where she lived. We saw her beautiful Kana calligraphy.

My student was impressed by the calligraphy and is glad to learn Kana calligraphy in the UK with me.

If you are intrested in Kana calligraphy, I recomend that you go there.

Haiku Monument to Inagaki Koukaku in Karuizawa

There is Haiku Monument to Inagaki Koukaku and Tomb Pens in the Sendoji Temple, Karuizawa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the sign there;
Inagaki Koukaku, a calligrapher who taught calligraphy to the Empress of Teimei, was the vice president of the house of Japanese Calligraphy. She came from Karuizawa and was descended from Miuraya. A mound with her handwriting and a monument with her haiku were built in the Sendoji Temple in 1962.

Mount Asama.
Clear today, even at the top
There does the buckwheat flower bloom.

 

 

 

 

The Sendoji Temple is famous for the curing and table tennis Jizo.
If you go to there by taxi, you should tell the taxi driver to lift me the Jizo Temple…

East Asian Studies Taster Day at Emmanuel College

I run Japanese Calligraphy workshop at Emmanuel College in Cambridge on 10th March.

I took my calligraphy items and showed there.

They were impressed to see the beautiful wooden box, I am proud of have it.

I hope that yesterday’s high school students enjoyed and learnt from their workshop.
I would like to thank my students from the Nippon Club class  who came to support me for their help.