#193 Shodou

Shodou is the name for Japanese calligraphy.

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書道 is composed of the characters for ‘writing’ and ‘road’… the path of writing.

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Using ink and brushes to make beautiful looking characters on thick paper.

And… it’s hard:
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There’s a little documentary and lots of pictures on the Cool Japan site.

There’s a good example of the three main styles of calligraphy here.

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