Shodō - The Way of Calligraphy
Lessons by Nagayama Norio Sensei
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The first interactive digital book on Shodo, the way of calligraphy, with pictures and video lessons of Nagayama Norio Sensei.
More than 100 photos, illustrations and haiku; 70 videos-exercises in kanji, kaisho, the seals, the rules spelling of the kanji, the sayings of the Masters. A manual to understand and learn the Japanese writing.
"This new form of interactive books allows to overcome the major limitation of traditional books: the lack of a direct relationship with the teacher, to observe the rhythm and learn intuition and gesture.
This book is an introduction to the practice of calligraphy as a way of life, but can also serve those who are interested in writing our language and understand the technique of our art. "
Amazing book! Perfect teaching guide! Work of art!
Learning shodo requires observation of a great teacher and practice. This amazing book uses videos to teach, which are clear, easy to follow and actually quite beautiful to see. The illustrations are also beautiful but always chosen for their instructive value. For the cost of one shodo lesson, you can access hundreds of hours of expert instruction from this book. But Shodo is more than painting: it is way of being, and this 'mushin' is woven into every part of this very special book. The way in which the author has used the most modern of technologies to teach this ancient art is inspirational. This book is a work of art, and a deep expression of everything Shodo. I love this book, and I refer to it all the time. You really can use this book to help learn 'the way' of shodo.