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Virtual Shodo Class for January

January 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A virtual Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) program with instruction from Hekiun Oda Sensei.

The Japanese Culture Center is excited to hold a 書道 – Shodo / Japanese Calligraphy program with Chicago’s own Shodo master, Hekiun Oda!

In the Shodo program you learn the art of Japanese calligraphy from Hekiun Oda-sensei, a calligraphy master from the Japanese Calligraphy Association in Japan, aka “Genshin-kai”. Thanks to Oda-sensei’s rank as “Shihan” in the association, students in this program will be able to send their work to the headquarters in Japan and potentially be an awarded a rank. A very rare opportunity! The classes are focused on learning various writing techniques while working on assignments that are tailored to each student’s level and ability. Whether beginner or advanced, all levels and ages are welcomed!

*Beginners will need a shodo kit to that can be ordered with Oda Sensei.*

Dates: January 7, 14, 21, & 28