Calligraphy knows almost
no bounds. It can even be combined with other arts, including ceramics,
wax dying (batik) and wood carving. It is always a joy to
live our lives surrounded by harmoniously decorated objects.
So why not
hang a calligraphy rendition of a famous saying or maxim on your
wall? Some people leave these lovingly handmade gifts to their children
or grandchildren-gifts that last sometimes for generations, a rich
and personal legacy for their families.
Perhaps I am gradually achieving the
mission assigned to me by my master. We have lots of plans, in any
case. We were recently invited to participate in an exhibition in
Through the Japanese
Calligraphy Association, we
have also been asked to send our work to the Museum of Fine Arts
in Tokyo. These two projects alone will keep us very busy in the
In closing, I wish to assure you that I intend to keep working,
to the best of my humble abilities, to train the new generation
of calligraphers in Montreal, to develop this Japanese art in North
America and, finally, to promote even more cultural exchanges between
Canada and Japan.
March 1st, 2005
Suiha Japanese Calligraphy School