• Kazuaki Tanahashi. Photo: Mitsue Nagase

East Asian Calligraphy Workshop

Master calligrapher and painter Kazuaki Tanahashi offers a demonstration and hands-on workshop in conjunction with Meditation in Motion: Zen Calligraphy from the Stuart Katz Collection. After a forty-five-minute lecture-demonstration about the formation of ideographic symbols, the development of brush writing in China, and the methods and aesthetics of calligraphy, Tanahashi will teach basic brush calligraphy techniques. No previous experience needed; all materials will be provided. The hands-on portion of the program is limited to fifty participants, and is now full. On the date of the event, potential participants can sign up on a waiting list beginning at 2:00PM, in case spaces open up.

Born in Japan and based in the US, Kazuaki Tanahashi has had solo exhibitions of his brushwork and performed and taught calligraphy worldwide. He is the author of more than forty books, including Brush Mind and Heart of the Brush: The Splendor of East Asian Calligraphy.

Program copresented by UC Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies.