Sora Shodo

is creating Shodo - Japanese Calligraphy
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Thank you so much! Your support allows me to continue my art! All of my supporters will have access to my exclusive Sorashodo weekly blog where I will talk about my process and inspirations for the week.


Ichi-dan supporters will receive a personal 4x6 shodo card every month!

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Thank you so much! Your support allows me to continue my art! All of my supporters will have access to my exclusive Sorashodo weekly blog where I will talk about my process and inspirations for the week.


Ni-dan supporters will receive a personal 4x6 shodo card every month, as well as "Otehon" which are sample shodo characters write with orange ink, that you can use to practice and learn the art of Shodo at home!

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About Sora Shodo

SORA believes "Shodo" can bring a meditative calm to people in this busy world full of electronic devices. She also believes that Shodo can give you power and peace.
Sora was born and raised in the small town of Usuki in Oita Prefecture, Japan. She began her Japanese Calligraphy training at the age of Six. She continued learning until she was thirteen and received many gold medal awards in city competitions.
She quit Shodo for a long time and focused on studying, working and raising 3 children. After flying all over the world as a Flight Attendant with ANA , working at a TV station as a media director and reporter , and teaching English to elementary school children in Oita, Japan, in 2014 she met Sekko Daigo, a master of Shodo living in Oregon and was inspired by her beautiful artwork to practice Shodo again. Since then she is learning under master Sekko and in May of 2017 received the Artist name " Sora " (宇宙)which means universe/sky.
After she received the beautiful and meaningful artist name from her Shodo master, her dream is to show the world the beauty of traditional Japanese art culture. Sora is expressing her feelings in her Shodo and creating Shodo art on original canvas.
Sometimes the stroke of the brush can show the lack of confidence in yourself. Concentration is very important for Shodo. It is a spiritual practice, that requires a lot of mental discipline. When She creates her Shodo Art, she puts her own spiritual power into every stroke.
She wants people in the world to know this wonderful cultural art.

宇宙 ( SORA ) の理念


いにしえから「書(SHO)は人なり」といいます。
(ここでいう書は日本の書道を意味します)
それは、書とは単に文字を書き記すことだけではなく、
身体と心を使って表現するものだからです。
私はこの言葉を大切にしています。
例えば、「川(River)」という一つの文字をとっても、
それが大きな川なのか、流れの緩やかな川なのか、
書で表現することができます。
太さや速さ、深さでさえ、筆と墨で自在に表現する楽しさがあります。
それに、もしかしたら見る人にとってとらえ方もさまざまでしょう。
そこに喜びや悲しみといった感情を込めることもできます。
書は単なる文字ではなく、「書は人なり」の言葉通り、
その人の感性が活きる芸術表現だと思っています。
また、私にとって書は、
絵画のような空間芸術であると同時に
音楽のようなリズム、演劇のような舞台パフォーマンスを伴った
時間芸術でもあります。
文字の意味や形だけではなく、
書くその時やその場所で自分が感じたことを
筆を使って表現することは大きな喜びであり、
そのプロセスに楽しさを感じています。
だからこそ、自分の五感を磨きながら、
出会うものすべてを大切にして取り組んでいます。
書は、決して難しいものではありません。
だれでも簡単に取り組むことができるものです。
そして、書を学ぶことは人生に豊かさをもたらしてくれるものであると信じています。
SORAは、この書の持つ魅力、
なにより自分の手で書くことの大切さを
より多くの人に伝えていきたいと思っています。
宇宙

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