A master class

A master class

Isidzima Kaori, master hand of Japanese calligraphy, taught a master class for 5–8th forms students of specialist language school 1353 who study Japanese as the second foreign language. The visiting lecture was organized by JAPANFOUNDATION department of All-Russia State Foreign Languages Library named after M.Rudomino.

In Japan calligraphy is considered to be an art form and is taught in schools together with drawing.

Every student at the master class had a calligraphy kit. First they practiced in writing hieroglyphs at special coated board with water, and then at washi rice paper with china ink. Everybody could make several samples and then took a picture with the master hand.

Y. and S. Bukharov, Japaneese teachers of school 1353, qualified students’ taking part in the master class as a perfect opportunity to meet guests from Japan.