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.

Calligraphy performance in Madrid, UMU ~DAR LA LUZ ~

18th of June at Espacio Ronda in Madrid, our first kotonoha Odori (言の葉踊り/ dance of the leaves of words), UMU ~ DAR LA LUZ ~ was performed. Antonio Enzan Olías´s powerful Shakuhachi sounds gave our performance more depth. Makiko Sese´s Buto-like dance gave a strong impact on the audience and bring them into the Buddhist monk, Ippen´s ritual world. 

It was intense, especially to Sese whose emotions had come out like an explosion. It must´ve been the power of words – Kotodama -. I am very curious how Berliners will react. Looking forward to performing in Berlin on the 9th of July.

If you are in Berlin in July, see you on the 9th of July at Villa Kuriosum!


Written by: Juju Kurihara