Thick paint brush, black paint, small water cups, calligraphy template
Japanese calligraphy (also called shodo), is the art of writing by hand to create Japanese symbols using a brush dipped in ink. It is a beautiful art form as well as a means of communication. Using the two provided templates, follow along to the directions pro-
vided to create your own Japanese calligraphy. Once you’ve completed the activity, research additional Japanese characters that you can draw on your own!