Akeome, Kotoyoro

In Japanese, they say “Akemashite Omedetougozaimasu Kotoshi mo Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu” for Happy New Year. Yes, it is quite a mouthful. Young people in the country think so, too. So they take the beginning sounds (which I have helpfully bolded for your benefit. I’m nice that way) of the main words and just say that. It’s … More Akeome, Kotoyoro

Two Waka

When I reached 1st dan in calligraphy earlier this year, I needed to submit two works. One was freehand. The other was a copy. The following is what I needed to copy. And here is my copy. I should have let the ink dry up a bit more, but I think that the shape of … More Two Waka