November 18, 2012. Calligraphy and Shakuhachi
The Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy hosted a master class in Japanese calligraphy which attracted a full room of guests and participants. Yekaterina Nazarova, one of the authors showcased at the International Exhibition of Calligraphy, flew all the way from Kyoto, Japan to take part in it. The master class started with an unusual performance – Yekaterina created astonishingly beautiful Japanese characters while her husband contributed to the heightened aesthetic feel of the moment by playing the traditional Japanese Shakuhachi bamboo flute.
Next, the calligrapher introduced the audience to character writing techniques and had a Q&A session. The event gathered many young people. The interactive program was also finished with the sounds of Shakuhachi. This time Yekaterina Nazarova was joined by the audience who tried their hand in calligraphic art to the music.
The next master classes will take place on November 25. Russian master Yegor Lobusov and Iranian calligrapher Babak Rashvand Hamamlo will join the project.