Office Flora – Hiromi Nishiwaki – 書道師範 (Calligraphy Master Story) and Fountain Pen “Captain Nemo” 😊🌈

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Greetings from Japan!

I went an exhibition of Calligraphy the other day, so I'd like to write about 書道 (Japanese Calligraphy) today.
First, let me introduce you fantastic calligraphy masters, Master Tengai Aoki (青木天外先生) 
and Master Zuiryu Yoshida (吉田随流先生).

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Left: Master Zuiryu Yoshida (吉田晶子さん) ー天真書法教授・理事
Right : /Master Tengai Aoki (青木宏之さん) ー剣武天真流宗家・天真書法・棒術・空手道・瞑想法教授/


Master Tengai's Art 

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虚空落地 火星乱飛 倒打筋斗 抹過鉄圍 

Poetry by Chūshin Zekkai (絶海中津) (a Rinzai Zen master who served as abbot to both Tōjiji and Shōkokuji temples,
in Muromachi Period 
(1334 to 1405)) 
-Calligraphy by Master Tengai Aoki


虚空 地に落ち
火星 乱れ飛ぶ
筋斗を倒打して
鉄圍を抹過す

Sky may crash with violence
and Spark may fly with fury on the ground.
No matter how violent
and furious it may be,
all creation is destined to be engulfed
by emptiness eventually
and can't be escaped from being vanished in it.
translation -h.n.

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Master Tengai Aoki
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Chūshin Zekkai (絶海中津)
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I asked masters, How do I improve my calligraphy skills?
Masters answered.

You don't need to be skillful, As calligraphy is a flow of
energy.

The energy must flow. Must not be stopped,

You must be in a state of natural. Let your body be in flow and
allow it make it happen. 

Your body is your universe and knows how to. It reflects what you
feel and who you are.

If you feel good, so does your body, and so does your calligraphy.
If you feel scared, so does your body, and so does your calligraphy.

So, you just let your body to be itself, and write freely your
letters.
If you are worried, it is natural, it is perfect. Let your body
express it through your calligraphy.

If you are sad, it is natural, it is perfect. Let your body express
it through your calligraphy.

That is a way of Zuiryu (随流) - Follow the flow of energy.

No need to control, just follow the flow -

Follow the heaven's way -

字が綺麗に書けるようになるためには
どのようにしたらよいのでしょうか?
私は師に尋ねた。

師は仰った。
上手に書こうとする必要はないのですよ。
書道とは、流れの中にあるものなのです。

全ては流れの中にあるのです。流れ続けてゆくのです。

ですから、自然体でいることが大切なのです。
流れに身を置いて、任せるのです。

体は宇宙なのです。
どのようにすれば良いか、体は知っていますよ。
体は感情と存在をそのまま現している素直な存在そのものなのですよ。

気分が良ければ、体はそのとおり反応しますね。書道もまた然りです。
怖いと感じていれば、体はそのとおり反応しますね。書道もまた然りです。

だから、素直にそのままの気持ちで、文字を書けば良いのです。

怖いと感じていれば、それが自然なのです。それで完璧なのです。
文字にそれを表現させて良いのです。

悲しいと感じれば、それが自然なのです。それで完璧なのです。
文字にそれを表現させてよいのです。

それが随流 ー流れに従うということです。流れのままに書いてよいのです。
あれこれと考えずに、流れるがごとく、書いてよいのです。

詩は、随流吉田先生のお話を聞いて、西脇ひろみ流に解釈したものです。先生の意がそれと同じであるかどうかは、学びの過程にあるゆえ、真であるとは言えないことを
ご理解いただけましたら幸いです。
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天と地と皆と共に 唯在りて 
手を繋ぎ心を繋ぎ 唯在りて
喜びと感謝の中に唯在りて 
愛ありて光ありて唯在りて
今この時に唯在りて 
Calligraphy by Master Zuiryu Yoshida

With Love and Gratitude, Thank you for reading. Hiromi

Special Thanks to 天真会 天真体道宗家・天真書塾
Maestro Aoki Video
Master Aoki Book

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2. Fountain Pens - Finally! (I am also a seller of fountain pens!) Of course limited edition -Kawasaki Stationary Store is situlated in Ogaki city in Gifu Prefecture,
and founded in 1923 (Taisho period.)  
Ogaki City is a city where my grand father was born.

"Captain Nemo"
20000 Leagues Under the Sea - Vingt mille lieues sous les mers

Sailor Profit 21 Model 21G Large with special case.

They are now open for reservations. 

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Special Bonus - Customers will be entitled to visit Sailor fauntain Pen's Hiroshima Factory
in case they make reservation and purchase.

Ink for Captain Nemo - Atlantis Blue

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http://www.kawasaki-bunguten.com/
Hiromi's commission -20% of local price


Thank you for reading! 読んでくれてありがとう!see you soon! またね!
 
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