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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:

A Gap in the Clouds: Translating Medieval Japanese Poetry

Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation  is inviting you to join for the launch of a new translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, one of the most important poetry collections in Japan.

Date: Thursday, 11 February 2021
Time: 5.30 PM
Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-gap-in-the-clouds-translating-medieval-japanese-poetry-today-tickets-137401151543?aff=ebdssbeac&keep_tld=1

Compiled ca. 1235 by Fujiwara no Teika, it is one of the most important poetry collections in Japan, a collection of 100 poems by 100 poets, composed by emperors and empresses, courtiers, high priests, ladies-in-waiting and soldier-calligraphers over almost 400 years. The 100 poems in the collection are Tanka, a related form of poem to the more famous Haiku. Each one works as a mental snapshot of scene, filled with symbolism and layers of interpretation.

This new translation, A Gap in the Clouds, is a collaboration between James Hadley, Director of the MPhil in Literary Translation at Trinity College, and poet Nell Regan. The collection combines the scholarly research to understand the historical and cultural context of medieval Japan, where the poems were originally written; with the poetic mastery to allow each text to be appreciated as a poem in its own right in English. The book includes all 100 of the poems in English translation, accompanied by the original poems in beautiful Japanese calligraphy.

James and Nell will be joining this event to discuss the background to the collection, how they went about translating the poems, and will read some of their favourites from the collection.

Nell Regan is a poet and non-fiction writer based in Dublin. She has published three collections of poetry: Preparing for SpringBound for Home and One Still Thing. Her awards include an Arts Council Literature Bursary, a Fellowship at the International Writing Programme, Iowa; and she has been a Fulbright Scholar at U.C. Berkeley, as well as Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellow. Her biography Helena Molony, A Radical Life, 1883-1967 was Irish Independent 2017 Book of the Year. Her translations of the Irish language poetry of Micheál Mac Liammóir have been published in Poetry Ireland Review and Cyphers. She works freelance as an educator and literary programmer. Her recent collaboration with composer & musician Mary Barnecutt, supported by the Arts Council, has just been launched at www.eavesdrop.ie

James Hadley is Ussher Assistant Professor in Literary Translation at Trinity College Dublin. He is the director of the College’s master’s degree in Literary Translation, which is based at the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation. After studying Japanese and Computing at the undergraduate level, and later Buddhism and Translation Studies at the master’s level, James completed a PhD in Translation Studies in 2013. Since then, James has become known as one of the leading theoretical researchers in indirect translation, or the translation of translations. James is a strong proponent of using computer-based tools in the production of translation research. James is also very interested in practices that stretch our casual assumptions about what translation is and how it functions.

If you would like to pre-order this book, please click here: https://www.dedaluspress.com/product/a-gap-in-the-clouds/


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