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 workshop at Atelier für Photographie

During the exhibition, Moment with open eyes, I did a workshop. I´d chosen three characters, which were 月 (Tsuki/ moon), 花 (Hana/ flower), 風 (Kaze/ wind). And our aim was not only practicing how to write those characters but also express their own images over those objects. You may picture crescent as a moon but other person may like a full moon, for example. 

First, everyone was a little shy and tried to follow my example but then they slowly experimented their own character.



At the beginning, they were careful not to make mistakes.


Then everyone was inspired.



And their final works!


Petra : "Spring gust" 
Wulfgang : "Wild rose"
Alva : "Moon"
Coleene : "Tulip"
Hannah : "Wind"
Hans-Gaspert : "Moon"
Matthias : "Wind"
Monica : "Daisy"
Rhada : "Wind"
Rhani : ""Wind"
Heide : "Spring wind"
Petra : "Wind"

Written by: Juju Kurihara