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CJS Ann Arbor Japan Week | Calligraphy Reading Workshop

Monday, June 12, 2023
10:00-11:30 AM
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Hosted by Reginald Jackson, Director of the U-M Center for Japanese Studies and Associate Professor of Pre-Modern Japanese Literature.

Come learn the basics of reading Japanese calligraphy! We’ll consider early kana’s development from Chinese characters and discuss principles of creating and deciphering cursive from the Heian period (794–1185). Sample exercises will draw from poetry and prose in the Kokinshū (905) and The Tale of Genji (1008). Basic knowledge of hiragana and katakana required, some knowledge of kanji helpful. Recommended supplies: dull pencil or brush pen, paper.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Presentation
Tags: Art, Asia, japan
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures