The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) has been invited to hold Japanese Calligaphy class at the Central Texas College (CTC) in Killeen, Texas on September 30, 2019.  
 
Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) is the way of calligraphy that has been around for over three thousand years. It is a specialized art using a brush and black ink to write Kanji, hiragana and Katakana.. For any particular piece of paper, the calligrapher has but one chance to create an image with the brush. The brush strokes cannot be corrected or redrawn and even a lack of confidence will show up in the work. As shodo is rooted in Zen philosophy, it is highly important to balance both the characters and the composition as a whole.
 
Ms. Koga started calligraphy at the age of six.  She was awarded Yomiuri Newspaper Calligraphy Prize when she was a student.  She holds second level calligraphy license from Official Calligraphy Association of Japan.  She has been teaching Shodo, Japanese Calligraphy class since 2015 and will be teaching Japanese calligraphy at the CTC on September 30, 2019.
 
The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) is a nonprofit organization that bridges the cultures of Japan and central Texas and works for friendly US-Japan relations. Its mission is to strengthen cooperation and understanding between the people of the US and Japan in providing programs and events that help to expand knowledge, increase personal interaction, and facilitate discussion of important issues.   
 
Classes are limited.   Register at 254-526-1621 or sign up at the library of Central Texas College.
The event is open to the public and free.
 
 
 
September 30th, 2019 12:00 PM   through   1:00 PM
Central Texas College
6200 W. Central Expressway
Hobby Memorial Library Bldg 102, Room 211
Killeen, TX 76549
United States
Phone: 254-526-1621