Event: JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY: 松 MATSU (THE ART OF PINE TREES).
Organizer: LEVEL EVENTS.
Speakers: Azumi Uchitani.
Tickets: £8.14 (concessions may apply).
Date: Jan 24th 6:00pm UK Time. Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Jan 24th 10:00am | ET: Jan 24th 1:00pm.
Europe - UK: Jan 24th 6:00pm | CET: Jan 24th 7:00pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Jan 25th 2:00am | AET: Jan 25th 5:00am.
Description from LEVEL Events:
"Join this calligraphy session and learn about character 松 Matsu (Pine tree).
About this event
This is a series of workshops designed by Azumi Uchitani to explore Japanese culture through the art of calligraphy and language. We will meet bi-weekly, slowly moving from season to season and uncovering new characters, rituals, concepts and beliefs deeply rooted in Japanese lifestyle. Each event we will centre around a new symbol: we will learn its meaning, discuss a poem about it, meditate and experience the power of the concept through calligraphy practice.
The 2nd winter session will focus on character 松 Matsu (Pine tree) and explore The Art of Matsu. Matsu is a Japanese auspicious tree and iconic symbol that represents longevity, youth, eternity and power. Pine trees and branches were a popular choice of decoration for samurai on their armour and katana due to association to masculinity and courage. Since ancient times, Matsu has been known as the tree where divine energy resides. The word ‘Matsu’ means ‘waiting for the soul of a God to descend from Heaven’. Matsu is especially used at the beginning of the year as a New Year decoration.
About the series:
During the short meditation you will be invited to a moment of alignment between your body and soul, to find a channel through which you can listen to your inner voice. This approach helps to concentrate and sense the power of now.
This calligraphy session doesn’t have a goal to master the technique or achieve excellence in the process. Instead, what you are more likely to gain after this session is a state of peace, a feeling of wholeness, a sense of alignment.
For the more immersive experience, please, prepare calligraphy tools before the session: we will use calligraphy ink, a brush and several sheets of paper. If you already have them from previous events with Azumi Uchitani – you can continue using them. If not – you can order a calligraphy kit online or purchase items at your local art store."
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