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Japanese Calligraphy Workshop 2023 | Photo Gallery

On 22nd April, the IJA organised Japanese Calligraphy Workshop together with artist, educator and writer Azumi Uchitani. Participants were invited to learn the ancient wisdom and value of Japanese symbols, unplug from every day’s hustles and bustles, and experience a ritual with a brush and ink on paper.
During the workshop everyone had a chance to learn basic principles and techniques of calligraphy, including different brush strokes, practice body movements and mindful meditation, as well as practice calligraphy and create their own calligraphy art.
Huge thanks to our inspiring teacher Azumi san for bringing everyone on a mindful journey to discover this very unique and wonderful part of Japanese culture, and sharing her knowledge, skills and passion! Calligraphy workshop was followed by a tea & coffee break, and wonderful musical performance on violin by Kevin O’Neill.
Our event was hosted by ElectroRoute, IJA Patron member, and we would like to thank our hosts for welcoming us and looking after everyone on the day.
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Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

**This event is fully booked now.** [updated on 11.04.2023]

We are delighted to invite you to Japanese Calligraphy Workshop to learn the ancient wisdom and value of Japanese symbols together with artist, educator and writer Azumi Uchitani.

Unplug from every day’s hustles and bustles, create a state of peace to express yourself, and experience a ritual with a brush and ink on paper!

Date: Saturday, 22nd April 2023
Time: 3 -5 PM (90min workshop followed by 30min tea/coffee break)
Venue: 2 Cumberland Place, 3rd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 H0V5 – Google Maps

Tickets: €20 IJA Members | €30 Non Members
* Your ticket will include workshop materials: paper and ink. Calligraphy brush will be provided to all participants during the time of workshop.
* Places are limited and early booking is advised. 
* Suitable for all age groups.

Bookings: To book your place, please RSVP by Monday, 17th April 2023 by email: info@ija.ie, or call: 01-6787008.
Please note that cancellations should be made by Wednesday, 19th April. After this date refunds will not be available.

What to expect during this workshop:
* You will learn basic principles and techniques of calligraphy, including different brush strokes.
* You will have the opportunity to practice body movements and mindful meditation.
* You will be able to express yourself and practice calligraphy on paper with brush and ink.

About Azumi Uchitani
Azumi is a leading Japanese management consultant, educator, public speaker, communication expert, writer and professional artist. Currently located in Dublin, Ireland, she is providing services internationally through business partners in London and New York, fulfilling her life mission to build an essential bridge between Japan and the west in business, culture, art and spirituality. Azumi offers corporate training, lectures & talks, business advisory, art works & writing and inner peace lifestyle coaching. Her art works & poems are exhibited at two locations in New York at Nomadworks. Her artworks are appreciated in both corporate & private collection in New York, London, Amsterdam, and Dublin.
For over 25 years, Azumi has been passionately helping CEOs, management teams and Investors to build cultural competence to succeed in M&A, joint ventures and developing new business with Japan. She is known as a corporate “marriage” expert, helping both Japanese and European sides who have “lost in translation” to re-connect and build a more solid bridge as a team to communicate and move forward. She is an experienced professional lifestyle coach, speaker & presenter, two-times TEDx speaker, appearing on Dutch TV and media and online platforms, her talks are appreciated internationally. Azumi works on a global scale. Her clients include fortune 500 companies in IT, finance, tax & legal sectors, consulting firms, media production, leading museums and educators as well as public sectors and non-profit organisations.
What makes her work so unique and popular is her holistic approach to build emotional intelligence and bring harmony to life, interconnecting business, culture, art and spirituality. Azumi decodes the complexity and mysticism of Japanese culture and philosophy in a simple practical way with the truth and authenticity, in a way no other would explain. She gently guides every client to uncover the essence of Japanese ancient wisdom and how to incorporate that into our everyday business & life.

This workshop is organized in cooperation with ElectroRoute:

Japanese scrolls and the art of storytelling

We are delighted to support UCD Japan Fair 2022 this year and invite you to an online webinar ‘Japanese scrolls and the art of storytelling’.

Date: Thursday, 27th October 2022
Time: 1 PM
Venue: Please note that this event will take place online only (updated on 10.10.2022)
Registration is required: https://bit.ly/Japanese_Scrolls


Guest Speaker: Dr. Mary Redfern

Dr. Mary Redfern is Curator for the East Asian Collections at the Chester Beatty, Dublin. A specialist in Japanese art, particularly prints and ceramics, her wider research interests include the creation and consumption of art between cultures. Mary completed her PhD at the University of East Anglia, examining Japanese imperial tableware and diplomatic dining. She worked with East Asian collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Museum of Scotland and Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery. Her publications include The Art of Friendship: Japanese Surimono Prints (Chester Beatty, 2017) and Tennō no dainingu hōru (The Emperor’s Dining Hall) written with Yamazaki Taisuke and Imaizumi Yoshiko (Shibunkaku, 2017).

For more information and to register: https://bit.ly/Japanese_Scrolls


This event is jointly organised by UCD Japan and UCD Centre for Japanese Studies, and supported by Ireland Japan AssociationExperience Japan and UCD Japanese Society.

Exhibition ‘Edo in Colour – Prints from Japan’s Metropolis’ | Online Now

As the Chester Beatty continues to follow Irish government guidelines, the opening of ‘Edo in Colour – Prints from Japan’s Metropolis’ has been delayed but an online version of the exhibition, which features one hundred prints and printed books from the Chester Beatty’s renowned collections of Japanese art, can be viewed here.

Photo: Chesterbeatty.ie

Bursting into life as capital of Japan’s ruling shogunate, by the mid-18th century the population of Edo (modern Tokyo) had grown to over one million.

From buskers and teahouse beauties to actors, entertainers, prostitutes and star-crossed lovers, the people of downtown Edo became celebrities of this new metropolis, their image captured in vibrant woodblock prints.

Photo: Chesterbeatty.ie

Woodblock prints were an affordable art, printed by the thousand and consumed as fast as fashion demanded. They are also aesthetically rich and technically accomplished. As illustrious artists and shrewd publishers battled for market share, they constructed the city anew on paper.

Edo in Colour explores how woodblock prints shaped a city’s identity as they crafted its image.

Photo: Chesterbeatty.ie


Visit online exhibition here: https://chesterbeatty.ie/exhibitions/edo-in-colour/


‘Edo in Colour’ is presented with the support of the Japan Foundation and Toshiba International Foundation.

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