世界 - Sekai world of shodo

In May’s Zen Heart Brush, our Japanese calligraphy group, we wrote “世界” – sekai – world in Japanese.

世界 - Sekai world of shodo

The character se “世” – world/ generation/ society – has nice horizontal and vertical line combinations while kai “界” – world/ boundary/ limits – has an expansive movement within the kanji character. After some markmaking to loosen up, we enjoyed trying out the older tensho style as well as the kaisho styles.

世界 - Sekai world of shodo
世界 - Sekai world of shodo