At our Shodо̄ calligraphy group (on the last or second last Monday monthly on Zoom), we brushed two characters Kо̄yo  紅葉 , meaning Autumn Colours. The kanji literally means crimson red leaves, so we celebrated and embraced the autumn season through Shodо̄ 🍁

Celebrating 紅葉 Autumn Colours in Sо̄sho Calligraphy

We brushed the two kanji together focussing on the Sо̄sho style (which reminds Blair of branches and leaves) and the Kaisho style too 🍂 We had some tigs and leaves for inspiration too and making some marks to warm up before some stroke practice.

Celebrating 紅葉 Autumn Colours in Sо̄sho Calligraphy
Celebrating 紅葉 Autumn Colours in Sо̄sho Calligraphy

Blair read this lovely wee haiku by Tatsuko –

Fallen Leaves

With a rustling sound
Fallen leaves pursue and pass
Others on the ground

Tatsuko

Thanks to the participants for sending their calligraphy photos below.