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Hanko (判子) (Seal Carving) Workshop

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- $140.00

Sato Sensei:  Hanko (判子) (Seal Carving) Workshop


Saturday, December 1


1:00 – 4:00 PM


Cost: $140


We are excited to announce Shozo Sato‘s Hanko (判子) (Seal Carving) Workshop at The Japanese Culture Center. This will be an extraordinarily rare opportunity to study with Sato Sensei and learn Hanko (判子) (Seal Carving) from the vision of a Tea Master and author.


Workshop Description:


Sato Sensei:  Hanko (判子) (Seal Carving) Workshop


A seal is typically made of stone, wood or ivory on which characters or pictographs are carved, and serves as proof or certification when pressed on a vessel, utensil, painting, document or letter and are typically used with red ink or cinnabar paste. Its origin can be traced back to the ancient Mesopotamian civilization in 4,000 B.C. Later, it was introduced into China, and significantly developed during the the Han Dynasty. It was brought to Japan along with a variety of Chinese cultures through Japanese envoys in the Asuka Period. Gagō-in (雅号印) are used by artists to both decorate and sign their work. In this workshop participants will design and carve and take home their own Hanko seals.


Part 1: Overview of Cultural History. Sato Sensei will discuss the vast history of the Asian Seal Stone.


Part 2. Create Designs: Draw Seal designs on Tracing Paper using a 2B or 4B pencil


Part 3. Final works: Carve  2 seals Yin & Yang ( surname/white-line & given name/red-line)


All materials included in cost of workshop:



  • 1 Seal Carving Knife 

  • Two Blank Carving Seal Stones

  • Red Seal Paste in Ceramic Container




姓名章 Name Seal:




  • This is the seal with your name on it. It tells people who created a painting or calligraphy.





  • Yang  (also called 朱文 zhu wen, red character in Chinese)




  • Ying  (also called 白文 bai wen, white character in Chinese)









Shozo Sato, is an internationally renowned Japanese master of traditional Zen arts, and has received the Order of Sacred Treasure from the Emperor of Japan for his contributions in teaching Japanese traditions. His areas of expertise include ikebana (flower arranging), chanoyu (tea ceremony), and Japanese theater as well as sumi-e (ink painting). He conducts workshops on ikebana and sumi-e throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe and is the author of numerous books including The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana, Tea Ceremony, Shodo: The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy and The Art of Sumi-e. He was the founding director of Japan House at the University of Illinois, where he is Professor Emeritus and continues to teach Japanese arts. Shozo Sato resides in Champaign, IL.





Details

Date:
December 1
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$140.00
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hanko-seal-carving-workshop-tickets-51517767028

Venue

Japanese Culture Center
1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

Details

Date:
December 1
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$140.00
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hanko-seal-carving-workshop-tickets-51517767028

Venue

Japanese Culture Center
1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States