Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday Wonder: Sekko Daigo

Today's Wednesday Wonder is Sekko Daigo, a shodo master, or master of calligraphy. She is recognized throughout Japan and has received much acclaim for her work. Lucky students in Portland have the opportunity to study with her.

In this video, filmed in Oregon during Japanese New Year ("Oshogatsu") celebrations at Portland Japanese Garden, Daigo demonstrates kakizome, the first writing of the new year, which takes place on January 2:


(This video is also available on YouTube. Still photos of Daigo at Portland Japanese Garden may be seen here.)

Daigo creates exquisite Kindaishi (modern style) and Tensho tai (seal script).

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4 comments:

Laura said...

I love to see calligraphy of our alphabet, but I think this Japanese art form is even more beautiful. How lovely that she says she put all her spirit into the making of the letter. Very lovely, indeed.

Louise Gallagher said...

I am in awe -- that the art of the written language can be such a reflection of the art of living. BEautiful.

Hannah Stephenson said...

Absolutely mesmerizing.

nance marie said...

i had no idea! you always surprise me...