HYPER JAPAN is the largest exhibition celebrating Japanese culture to be held in the UK. Organized by Cross Media Ltd., it was first held in London 2010. Centred on Japanese cuisine and popular culture such as gaming, manga, anime and music, the event introduces a wide range of Japanese culture, encompassing technology, fashion, traditional crafts.
Having undertaken the difficult decision to postpone the Festival due to the spread of COVID-19, HYPER JAPAN is providing exclusive online content straight from Japan, including webinars, entertainment and shopping.
Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) New Year “Kakizome” Workshop: “希望＆飛”(Hope & To Soar) with Akemi Lucas
Date: Saturday 9 January 2021
Time: 10:00-13:00 (3 hours lesson,10 minutes break in between)
Online tool: ZOOM (link will be sent to you after your purchase**)
To join the workshop please purchase before 17:00 on 8 January 2021 (ticket sale with equipment will end at 17:00 on 3 January 2021)
Please be prepared 10 minutes before the workshop starts.
1. Greeting and brush warm-up exercise
2. Explanation of Kakizome and lesson plan
3. Practice of basic strokes
4. Practice of your name
(10 minutes break)
5. Stroke order of ”希望-Kibou"(Hope), and practice, finalise.
6. Stroke order of ”飛-Tobu"(Fly), and practice, finalise.
5. Expression ”飛-Tobu"(Fly) with dark ink, practice, finalise.
6. Expression ”飛-Tobu"(Fly) with water and ink, practice, finalise.
7. Writing your name on the finalised artworks.
Koshu Japanese Art : Akemi Lucas (雅号：紅秋)
Koshu is the identity of Akemi Lucas as a Japanese calligraphy master. She was born in Japan and started learning calligraphy from the age of eight. Her distinct style of calligraphy builds on traditional skills, and further embodies of fusion of the ancient and the modern, the eastern and the western, and the before and the after. Currently, she is based in the UK as a Japanese artist, predominantly working on exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops, and commissions. Her latest calligraphy artworks were used in the 2019 Rugby World Cup and a multi-media advertising campaign for the main sponsor of the British Olympic team for the Tokyo Olympic Games.