Traditional Arts Workshop II: Calligraphy and Kimonos

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TUJ students watch the demonstration closely before beginning their own work.

TUJ students watch Ms. Akagi, the main instructor of the Traditional Arts Workshop, demonstrate an exercise that helps to practice proper form and technique.

Host demonstrating an exercise that helps to practice proper form and technique for calligraphy.

Ms. Akagi teaching a basic exercise of writing three lines with proper brush technique.

TUJ male students during their lesson of calligraphy.

TUJ male students during their lesson of calligraphy.

TUJ student diligently practicing before attempting to write his own character (kanji).

TUJ student diligently practicing before attempting to write his own character (kanji).

Ms. Akagi kindly helped students write their own characters (kanji).

Ms. Akagi kindly helped students write their own characters (kanji).

Female TUJ student writing out her character (kanji).

Female TUJ student writing out her character (kanji).

The completed calligraphy works of TUJ students were hung on the wall for display.

The completed calligraphy works of TUJ students were hung on the wall for display.

TUJ female students dressed in beautiful yukatas, which is a casual summer kimono typically worn during summer festivals by young girls.

TUJ female students dressed in beautiful yukatas, which is a casual summer kimono typically worn during summer festivals by young girls.

TUJ students dressed in their yukatas.

TUJ students dressed in their yukatas.

Handmade kimono button/pins in various designs were given to TUJ students as a gift.

Handmade kimono button/pins in various designs were given to TUJ students as a gift.

Group photo of TUJ students at the Traditional Arts workshop, wearing their yukatas and pins.

Group photo of TUJ students at the Traditional Arts workshop, wearing their yukatas and pins.

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