Calligraphy Workshop

by Calligrapher RIHAKU

Drawing Zen Word

- 白雲起峰頂 -



Friday, May 24, 6 pm - 7:30 pm


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at Setsugekka East Village

Please join us to enjoy calligraphy!  We look forward to seeing you.

It is customary for Zen calligraphy to be hung in the alcove during the Japanese tea ceremony. As our regular calligraphy class, we welcome calligrapher Rihaku.


Rihaku has chosen “ 白雲起峰頂 Haku-unn Houcho-ni-Okoru, that means 

“white clouds rise to the peak of the mountain." The beauty lies in the serene simplicity of nature's creations. Every cloud, each mountain, is like a masterpiece painted by chance, shaped by the natural world without any plan. They're not trying to impress anyone; they're just there, being themselves. It's a reminder that even in the randomness of life, there's a peaceful kind of beauty that can touch us deeply, if we take the time to notice it.


Rihaku will teach you how the characters are written using a special brush with the cursive-style of Calligraphy. Then, participants will write the same phrase with brush and ink, and take home their own finished artwork.


Based in both New York and Japan, Rihaku (Rie) Inoue is an esteemed calligraphy artist and also a master who has held numerous solo exhibitions, workshops, lectures and live performances both in Japan and the USA. Especially, she regularly holds her solo exhibitions, workshops and calligraphy performances at Todaiji National Temple Nigatsudo in Nara, Japan.


In addition to running her own organization since 1999, Rihaku is a consultant for the Japan Calligraphy Museum and a calligraphy professor of the Japan Education Calligraphy Federation. She teaches over 300 students of calligraphy, and many of her students have become accomplished calligraphers in their own right.


She has a sponsorship agreement with KOSAKA NY which is a Michelin starred sushi restaurant and holds collaborations with some companies.


Rihaku hopes to do her best in putting her own outstanding talents and distinguished reputation as a leading calligraphy artist in Japan to use in enabling carry out its mission. If the audience has no knowledge of Japanese characters or all the world audiences, she wants this contemporary calligraphy to stimulate the senses of people across the world, without borders, and reach out to their souls.


Rihaku’s Promotional video (YouTube) at Todaiji National Temple Nigatudou





Artist's Profile

Rihaku Inoue


Japanese Calligrapher    

Born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan

Education: Konan Women’s University, in Kobe, Japan.



Drawing Zen word on Tanzaku, a Japanese traditional long strip of papered board, with Calligraphy

 - 白雲起峰頂 -

Rihaku will teach you how to write characters using a special brush. Then, you will write words "白雲起峰頂" with a brush and ink.

Take home your own finished art work.


●Date & Time
    Friday, May 24, 6 pm - 7:30 pm





●Maximum number of guest

   5 people


*This is an e-ticket.