Thanks for the visit.
This site, created in Milan and Lugano by four European calligraphers, began in 2006 with the aim of promoting and supporting the study of Japanese calligraphy.
The purpose of the "Cultural association shodo.it", born in 2007, is to contribute to a more in-depth, mutual, intercultural understanding between Europe and the Far East, in particular between Italy and Japan, through shows, workshops, lectures on Oriental arts and, most of all, through the spreading and practice of calligraphy.
The main language of the website is Italian, at present, partially due to the difficulties involved in obtaining pertinent texts and contributions in other languages in our part of the world. There are some pages in Japanese and English, hopefully the first of a long series to come.
or English-speaking calligraphers are welcome to
contribute writings on shodō which will help us to
develop a project we at "shodo.it" believe can be very useful.
The Stolen Character ("Il segno rubato")
Third Far-East calligraphy exhibition promoted by the European Confederation of Calligraphy together with the cultural association shodo.it
Milan, April 16 to 26, 2008
A Chronology of Chinese Calligraphers
THE JAPANESE CHARACTER. LIFE AND CALLIGRAPHY by Kounan Kuwahara (Japan Educational Calligraphy Federation)
Confederation of European Calligraphy (CEC)