A Pen-Calligraphy Work by Ms. Maria – “Sakura” – “Cherry Blossom” in English
Hello! I’m a writer of KARAKURIJAPAN, Yonosuke!
I’ll introduce a pen-calligraphy work today! Calligraphy is one of the traditional cultures which have been familiar in Japan since long ago.
Pen-calligraphy is easier to do than normal calligraphy. Pen-calligraphy is familiar in KARAKURIJAPAN.
Who wrote it is, of course, a pen-calligrapher, Ms. Maria!
What the Pen-Calligrapher Ms. Maria Wrote is “Sakura”
This time, we had the pen-calligrapher Ms. Maria write “sakura”.
Sakura is the flower which has especially close relation with Japan. In spring, beautiful pink flowers bloom.
What kind of imagination does Ms. Maria have for sakura? Let’s read her explanation.
Japan has had a lot to do with cherry blossoms for a long time,
so it is one of the most famous Japanese flowers.
It’s spread so much that most Japanese bands or singers release songs named “sakura”.
Moreover, there are traditional drinking parties named “hanami”.
People get together under cherry trees and drink seeing blossoms.
So if you get any chances to see cherry trees,
I recommend you to do hanami.
As she said, parties have been held under cherry trees in spring since long ago in Japan.
Sakura festivals are also held all around Japan. As she said, there are many songs which has the name “sakura”.
So it can be said that sakura is the flower which has especially close relation with Japan.
Sakura is “Cherry Blossom” in English
By the way, sakura is called “cherry blossoms” in English.
Cherry means the tree, blossom means the flower.
It’s generally called cherry blossom in English, but sometimes it’s called “sakura” affected by Japanese culture. That means how beautiful Japanese cherry blossoms are.
How Ms. Maria Wrote “Sakura”
Then, I’ll introduce how Ms. Maria wrote the pen-calligraphy work, “sakura”! You can see more details in the video, please watch it!
▲She wrote the left part which means “tree” at first. Thick lines and thin lines have strength and weakness, and the letter is well-balanced.
▲Then she continued writing the lines on the upper right. She wrote those soft, delicate, and thin like flowing down.
▲The last stroke so powerful that I cannot believe it is written with a calligraphy pen. It has become a beautiful work having both delicacy and power!
▲She completed the work with the alphabets “SAKURA”! Cool! Her sense is brightened. I think it will look great if it’s a CD cover.
Ms. Maria represented the beautiful Japanese flower, “sakura” brilliantly with a calligraphy pen.
Thank you for another really amazing work, Ms. Maria!
How was it?
You can try pen-calligraphy more easily than normal calligraphy! Why don’t you experience traditional Japanese culture!?
And, you can see more pen-calligraphy works by Ms. Maria in KARAKURIJAPAN! All works are amazing, so please check them out!
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