Location
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Royal Pavilion Gardens
Brighton
BN1 1EE
Date and time
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
29/11/2019
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Shodo & Shakyo: Japanese calligraphy taster sessions

Tree with blossom in foreground, behind more trees in blossom with figures in the background. The sky is pink.

The Plum Garden, Kamiedo, Utagawa Hiroshige. Photography: James Pike

Shodo: Japanese calligraphy 2-3pm 
Experience peace of mind whilst learning to write some Japanese characters (kanji) in Japanese calligraphy (Shodo). Instructions will be provided on how to draw the characters with a traditional Japanese brush and ink. Beginner level, no equipment necessary.

Shakyo: writing the Heart Sutra 3.30-4.30pm 
Shakyo has been done across Japan for over 1,300 years. Find a sense of peace by copying out the 262 Japanese characters of the Buddhist Heart Sutra. Beginner level, no equipment necessary.

Part of the Museum’s programme of pop-up events and workshops promoting mindfulness, taking place in the Floating Worlds: Japanese Woodcuts exhibition.

Admission

Free with Brighton Museum admission, members and residents free. Drop-in.
Please note: A ‘first come, first served’ policy is in operation for drop-in sessions and free events that do not require pre-booking.

Booking
There are no booking options for this event, you can probably just turn up, but please check the event description to check if there are alterntive booking options