Japan Writers Conference

No confefe, it was a conference, last weekend. Same as last year, I had two days to think about, talk about, and dream of writing. I wish I could have been more involved this year but RL is what it is. I missed the mornings on both days; I blame the fickle Japan Consumer for…

August Shodo

I feel a little better about my kanji this month. I took a break for about a month for summer vacation and also work. But I came back with a fresh perspective. And the characters kind of reflect that. The following say (basically) precise pen, spare ink, where spare means not too much. If you…

Chibi Trump

I started a cartoon last week thinking that the press conference where Trump showed his true colors would be the theme. Then so many things happened before I finished it, that it wasn’t relevant anymore. This kind of thing happens a lot. You think that you’ve finally seen it all and then something else comes…

Cursive

I don’t usually write with a cursive style with kanji. In my shodo society, they want you to know the basics first. Makes sense.  Sensei does an annual art show at the local bank. This year, I’m contributing the following. Since it’s not the regular submission, I can do whatever I want. And I wanted…