Calligraphy Workshop and Kyudo (Zen Archery) Demonstration Hirokazu Kosaka

Calligraphy Workshop and Kyudo (Zen Archery) Demonstration Hirokazu Kosaka

Co-sponsored by the Pomona College Museum of Art and the Department of Asian Languages and Literature

Join artist Hirokazu Kosaka to explore the practices of calligraphy and Kyudo (Zen Archery).  Participants will learn about the ancient art of calligraphy as a moving meditation and view Kosaka’s rare brush collection, made with materials as diverse as the hair from an elephant’s ear and the eyelashes of an ostrich.  Materials for practicing calligraphy techniques will be provided to each attendee. 

Kosaka will also give a demonstration of the standing meditation practice of Kyudo, which translates as the "way of the bow.”  Practitioners of this ceremonial and contemplative form focus on attaining "the perfect shot."  In order to accomplish this, one must have immediate action without any intervening thoughts; this entails proper form, physique, patience, and dedication.

Space is limited, RSVP to Terri Geis: terri.geis@pomona.edu