Taster Day for East Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge

I held a Japanese Calligraphy workshop in the University of Cambridge on 16th February.

I showed my calligraphy items.











Then I demonstrated how to hold a brush.


















After the workshop, I was given some University items.

My students who helped the workshop were given a bag too!
These are special presents for me.

The photos were taken by Ayako and Makiko.

Japan Day in SOAS

I ran a Japanese Calligraphy workshop in SOAS.

The workshop was for sixth form students who are interested in studying Japanese.

The students could attend any workshop they wanted to, Manga, Japanese painting etc.

I was happy to run three classes.


I showed my Japanese Calligraphy items; brushes from Hiroshima, Ink chalk from Nara, Ink tank from Wakayama and paper from Tottori.

The students were interested in  the items.

They learned how to write with a blush.

They wrote good letters and seemed happy.

Their teachers took a photo and they were all happy.


I hope that they will take the chance to study Japanese and learn Japanese culture.