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      Zen Studies with Professor Shozo Sato: Advanced Calligraphy in Urbana

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      October 20, 2019

      Sunday   2:00 PM

      2000 South Lincoln Avenue
      Urbana, Illinois 61802

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      Zen Studies with Professor Shozo Sato: Advanced Calligraphy

      Join Professor Emeritus Shozo Sato for a Sunday Advanced Calligraphy Class on Shodo, or Japanese calligraphy. Explore the practice of calligraphy as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy and learn about Shodo from the vision of a Tea Master. This will be a hands-on class. It is for students who have completed a minimum of four sessions of introductory workshops with Sato Sensei, and have his approval to join as an Advanced Student. All materials will be supplied. Tickets are $25, with no special pricing for students or Tomonokai members. *Space is limited to 10 participants. Calligraphy classes for Fall 2019 are offered on the following Sundays: Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 20. *Classes will be cancelled if a minimum of 6 students have not reserved tickets by the morning of the class. Refunds will be given if class is cancelled. Students are encouraged to read: Shodo: The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy, Learn the Wisdom of Zen Through Traditional Brush Painting (may be purchased at Amazon). Shozo Sato is a master of Zen arts, including Ikebana, Japanese Tea Ceremony and Sumi-e (black ink painting). He conducts workshops on Ikebana and Sumi-e throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe and is the author of numerous books including Tea Ceremony, Ikebana and The Art of Sumi-e. Professor Sato was the founder of the first Japan House at the University of Illinois (originally at Lincoln and California in Urbana) and also established the Illinois Kabuki Theatre at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts where his fusion of western and traditional Japanese theatre garnered national attention and critical acclaim by both Kabuki and theatre enthusiasts. Shozo Sato received a degree in fine arts from Bunka Gakuin College, Tokyo, and also highest diplomas in the Japanese tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and classical dance. His dramatic training took place at Toho Academy, Tokyo; in Kabuki, he was a special student of Nakamura Kenzaburo XVII. He is Professor Emeritus of the Art and Design Faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Shozo has won many awards including the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the Emperor of Japan for helping to disseminate Japanese culture to the West, and for his theatrical productions. He has written numerous books on the Sumi-e, the Japanese tea ceremony, Ikebana (the art of arranging flowers), and classical dance. FAQs What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Japan House is located in the Arboretum at the University of Illinois on Lincoln Avenue between Kirby/Florida and Windsor Road. There are metered parking spaces in the lot to the north of Japan House (F-31 at St. Mary's Road and Lincoln) and to the south of Japan House (F-32 on Lincoln across from the Vet Med complex). On weekends the south lot is free. The front door is located on the north side of the building. Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes, if space allows, you may transfer your registration to a different event. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? You do not have to bring your ticket. We will just need your name. What is the refund policy? You registration is refundable if you contact us at 217-244-9934 at least 24 hours before the date of your reservation. Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Students will need to bring their Student ID. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact us with any questions at 217-244-9934 or What is Tomonokai? How can I support Japan House? Tomonokai are "Friends of Japan House". The Tomonokai program was established in 1998 with a goal of supporting Japan House programming and events and promoting an understanding of Japanese Arts and Culture. This tax deductible membership entitles you to special member benefits including discounts on events and merchandise, and vouchers for private tea ceremonies. Japan House is non-profit and fully relies upon the generosity and kindness of supporters to continue to provide our campus and community vibrant programming that is immersive, engaging, and most importantly, that celebrates diversity! Consider becoming Tomonokai, or Friend of Japan House. To learn more on how to support Japan House, click here.

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