Shodo: Japanese Calligraphy Workshop Part 4 “道 – Do: The Way” with Akemi Lucas


Sat 10 Apr 2021 10:30 - 13:00

Book Before 17:00 Fri 09 Apr 2021

Fee: £30.00 | Platform: ZOOM online

Shodo – Japanese Calligraphy Workshop Part 4: ”道 – Do : The Way”

”道 – Do” is an important and fundamental word in zen philosophy: it is the way, journey towards the enlightenment within you.  

In both Calligraphy and Sumi-e painting, only one brush stroke is allowed for each line, so your mindset reflects directly into the strokes. While you keep practicing repeatedly, you start to discover your inner self, accept yourself, and you will reach a stage where you can totally lose yourself into creation, and become “One” with the Universe. 

I would love to introduce the word “道 -Do” ( pronounced as Do-h), in three different expressions in calligraphy with the philosophy behind at this workshop. 

by Akemi Lucas

Date:  10th April 2021, Saturday
Time:  10:30-13:00 (2.5 hours lesson,10 minutes break in between)
Instructor’s profile:   Akemi Lucas
Online tool:  ZOOM (link will be sent to you after your purchase**) 
Ticket Price: £30 – Single person ticket

Ticket sales will end at 5pm on 9th April 2021, Friday.

Ticket with 2 types of calligraphy equipment set:

  • £75 – Single person ticket incl. 1 equipment set with 1 thick brush
  • £82 – Single person ticket incl. 1 equipment set with 2 brushes (1 thick & 1 thin)

 (Incl. first class shipping fee inside the mainland UK. Please see below for equipment details and the photo.)

Ticket sales including equipment will end at 5pm on 30th March 2021, Tuesday.

Precautions: Over 15 years old

Please read the Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them before you submit your form.

**If you don’t receive any information one day before the class, please send an email here:

Workshop plan

Please be prepared 10 minutes before the workshop starts.

1. Greeting and brush warm-up exercise
2. Explanation of “道 – Do” and lesson plan
3. Practice of basic strokes 
4. Stroke order of “道 – Do”, and practice.
(10 minutes break)
5. Talk about Hanshi paper ( calligraphy paper ) – types and use
6. “道 – Do” in Kaisho form to finalise.
5. Expression “道 – Do” with dark ink, practice, finalise.
6. Expression “道 – Do” with water and ink, practice, finalise.
(finish workshop)

Akemi will assess your work for comments by sending your work through HYPER JAPAN after the workshop.

* Images of Akemi’s online workshop and on-site workshop to write your name in Katakana script. 

Equipment needed for the class

Please prepare this equipment by yourself before the workshop starts.

  1. Japanese Calligraphy Brush – 1 x thick
  2. Black calligraphy ink 
  3. Calligraphy – Hanshi – paper (Around 50 paper will be needed)
  4. Ink Stone and a few small plates for ink and diluted ink
  5. Cloth (Felt): put under the paper.
  6. Paperweight (or anything heavy to put on the paper or Washi paper to fix)
  7. Water ( to dilute ink) 

Details of 2 types of Calligraphy set for sale 

1) Calligraphy set with 1 brush ( 1 x thick brush only ) 

  • 1 x Calligraphy – Hanshi – Paper set (contains 100 pieces)
  • 1 x Black Calligraphy Ink bottle
  • 1 x Cloth (Felt) to put under the paper
  • 1 x Thick Brush : Koshu Original ( Pictured in the main calligraphy set below)

2) Calligraphy set with 2 brushes ( 1 x thick brush & 1 x thin brush ) 

  • 1 x Calligraphy – Hanshi – Paper set (contains 100 pieces)
  • 1 x Black Calligraphy Ink bottle
  • 1 x Cloth (Felt) to put under the paper
  • 1 x Thick Brush : Koshu Original ( Pictured in the main calligraphy set)
  • 1 x Thin Brush : Thin brush is useful when you draw Sumi-e painting and write your name in Calligraphy. ( Pictured on the far left of the main calligraphy set – one thin brush will be included)

* Equipments will be sent to you by the instructor directly.


KOSHU : Akemi Lucas


Japanese Calligraphy Master

Koshu Japanese Art (雅号:紅秋)

Koshu is the identity of Akemi Lucas as a Japanese calligraphy master.  She was born in Japan and started learning calligraphy from the age of eight. Her distinct style of calligraphy builds on traditional skills, and further embodies of fusion of the ancient and the modern, the eastern and the western, and the before and the after.

Currently, she is based in the UK as a Japanese artist, predominantly working on exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops, and commissions. Her latest calligraphy artworks were used in the 2019 Rugby World Cup and a multi-media advertising campaign for the main sponsor of the British Olympic team for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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