Rihaku, calligraphy, uchiwa, Setsugekka, matcha, tea, workshop, NYC, Japan

Japanese Calligraphy Artist’s Demonstration and Workshop at Setsugekka

Calligraphy Demonstration and Workshop by RIHAKU: “Draw your summer” on Uchiwa, a Japanese fan

Friday, June 8 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 10 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Setsugekka East Village – 74 E 7th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

Admission: $55

Japanese calligraphy artist Rihaku Inoue will hold a calligraphy demonstration and workshop at teahouse Setsugekka in the East Village. The theme is “Draw your Summer” on uchiwa, a Japanese fan, with a writing brush.

Based in Japan, Rihaku is active at numerous solo exhibitions, workshops, and demonstrations domestically and overseas. She creates a new type of Japanese calligraphy in which she not only writes with a brush and ink but also incorporates color, such as acrylic paints. She produces her works to present the beauty of “Sho,” instant art, to the world.

Rihaku will perform calligraphy demonstration using a special brush to show participants how to write characters. Then, participants will decorate uchiwa by writing their theme of summer with a brush and ink.

Tea ceremony master and owner of Setsugekka, Souheki Mori, will serve matcha and dry sweets.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Setsugekka’s website.