The school Sosekido (素石堂) was formed by my sensei, Unkotsu Komine (小峰雲骨) many years ago. I was 13 years old when I first met him, and it was the beginning of my long-time calligraphy path.

Balance Workshop in Berlin, 24-26 November

Last weekend of November, I gave a workshop. This years theme was balance. As we are only dealing with daily duties and pushing ourselves to finish all, we are losing the balance both physically and emotionally. Therefore, I thought bringing us back the balance would be a good topic. 

There is a word “Chudo” in Zen philosophy. Not one way or the other, nothing is extreme. This is chudo, the middle way. 

3 intensive days ended with cleaning up and bento box. Reflecting on ourselves during the workshop helps to realise small changes inside us as well as the new skill to write more  calligraphy. 

Thank to all the participants and hope to see you too in the next workshop. 

Written by: Juju Kurihara