Haiku of Kobayashi Issa, Yosa Buson, Shiba Sonome
Haiku von Matsuo Basho
Panel ca. 34 x 120 cm
M: Shiki soku ze kuu
Nozomi (hope) Yume (deram) Raku (fun)
L: Kinu (Silk), M: Sakura (cherrytree), R: Raku (fun)
L: akikazeni shirochouhatewo kuruikeri
M: tsukimiruya niwashigokenno soranonushi
R: kogarashino chinimootosanu shigurekana
L: "das geschenkte Leben"(Titel einer Benefiz-Ausstellung) 2011, 19x14cm
M: "7 mal umfallen, 8 mal aufstehen" (jap. Sprichwort) 2011, 19x14cm
R: "jeder Tag ist ein guter Tag" (Zen Wort) 2011, 19x14cm
Kakejiku / Hansetsu: ca. 200x45cm
Zen-Word, japanese poem,
in classic style
calligraphy on canvas with Kimono clothes
ca. 70x50cm - 80x60cm
calligraphy in Metalframe
3 various cats
Haiku on coffee cup
Original only in the
(Wacht Str. 30/31, 28195
japanese traditional art including "do" (way) like judo,
kendo, kyudo, kado and sado has been influenced by Zen-Buddhism.
example take the cleaning in a Zen-temple: Every "do" has
such ascetic exercises to be repeated over and over to its
The aim of this "do"(way) is to get an ordinary
mind (becoming one with your inner self) through these exercises and
to achieve "satori" (enlightenment).
At the same time Shodo
is an art similar to painting. The main difference between Shodo and
painting is, that the subject of Shodo are characters.
these characters are always also means of communication. The other
purpose of Shodo is to create these characters in beautiful
history started with hieroglyphs in ancient China about 1600 BC.
Characters were holy and used for fortunetelling and as incantations
in China at that time.
They slowly turned into means of communication
and were simplified more and more.
During the 1st century these
characters came from China to Japan, written on mirrors, swords and
There were no characters existing in Japan at that time. This
was the beginning of japanese characters history.
China was called
"Kan" by then, so these characters were called "Kan-ji"
Later, during the 8th century, unique japanese
characters were created from these Kanji to express japanese
These new characters were called hiragana and katakana.
Today Kanji are still used as means of communication in their old and
That is for example, Tensho (-form) on stamps or Reisho
(-form) on monuments and signboards
Shodo today in Japan:
of all traditional arts Shodo has the longest history and is still
alive in modern japanese society with its high-technology in all
areas of live.
Shodo art is beeing used on signboards, posters and
covers of books and movies.
There are Shodo classes in almost every
school including the events of New Years Writting (Kakizome) or Shodo
Exhibition. Shodo is also part of the ascetic exercises for monks in
temples and shrines.
There are many Shodo artists in Japan who still
exercise and develop the art of Shodo. At many exhibitions you can
admire the result of their work. There are also a few modern ways of
Shodo art that deform the characters down to the very limit of means
Compared to chinese Shodo, the range of expression
in japanese Shodo is much more free and unfetted. In the future,
Shodo will probably develop further and cover a wider area or fuse
with painting and music.
Hopefully, the traditional art of Shodo
keeps on existing at the same time, too.
☻Weser Kurier Fotos
Shodo Private course (Haiku) (0:34)
Shodo Performance "Nougt" (1:16)
Shodo Performance "Thank You!" (1:58)
at the VHS-Bremen
Thursday 17:45-19:15 (02.10.-18.12.2014)
Sa + Su 11:00-17:30 (25.10.+26.10.2014)
Sa + Su 11:00-17:30 (17.01.+18.01.2015)
Application: VHS Bremen
under "Kunst/Kultur" - "Kunsthandwerk" - Schrift/Papier"
at the VHS Lilienthal-Grasberg-Ritterhude-Worpswede
Application: VHS Lilienthal
Calligraphy Private course in Bremen
min. 2 Applications, max 5
19:30-21:00 Uhr (from Januar 2015)
other appointment: contact me
Application is requerd.
der Report of Weser Kurier - Wümmezeitung am 26.2.2011