The Playful Brush: Works by the Meito Shodo-Kai Calligraphy Association

Master Calligrapher: Yoshiyasu Fujii. The blue mountain looks like an old friend while the river flows like delicious sake. As usual we face each other on the boat together, savoring our sake and reminisce about our old hometown.

July 5 – October 28, 2018

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In Shodo (Japanese calligraphy), the brush creates living art by exploring the balance between lines and space. The Meito Shodo-Kai Calligraphy Association pursues the graphic beauty of Kanji (Chinese characters imported to Japan that are still used today) through various aspects of style and expression.

The Meito Shodo-Kai Calligraphy Association was established in the Pacific Northwest in 1996 and is one of the largest Japanese calligraphy associations in the nation. With over one hundred members, Meito Shodo-Kai's members promote this traditional Japanese art form in the United States through education and exhibition. This exhibit features the artworks of Master Calligrapher Yoshiyasu Fujii and his students of the Meito Shodo-Kai Calligraphy Association.