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Kakizome – Japanese New Year’s Calligraphy drop in program

New Year’s Calligraphy ‘kakizome’ drop-in program

Saturday, January 7, 2023  |  11AM - 3PM

Drop-in free activity

In conjunction with the Washi (Japanese paper) exhibit,  we invite you to come swing by to write Japanese characters on washi with brush & ink. The first calligraphy you write in the new year is called kakizome in Japanese, which literally translates to ‘first writing’. You can write auspicious words associated with the new year, or your own aspirations for the months to come.

Materials, examples, and guidance provided. Experience this Japanese tradition with family and friends!

書初め

1月7日土曜日  |  午前11時ー午後3時

無料 ドロップイン

開催中の「和紙」展にちなんで、書初めのドロップイン・プログラムを開催します。小学校以来筆を触っていない方、手元に道具がない方、カナダの友達に日本文化を紹介したい方、ぜひお気軽に会場に立ち寄って書初めを楽しんでいってください。