Zen words, 紅葉似錦, by Rihaku
Zen words, 紅葉似錦, by Rihaku

Calligraphy Workshop

by Calligrapher RIHAKU

Drawing Autumn Zen words with Calligraphy


- 紅葉似錦 -


Thursday, September 22, 3 pm – 4:30 pm

Thursday, October 6, 3 pm – 4:30 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. For this particular occasion, Rihaku has chosen the autumn related Zen phrase, 紅葉似錦.


Rihaku will perform a calligraphy demonstration using a special brush to show how the characters are written. Then, participants will write the same phrase 紅葉似錦 with brush and ink, and take home their own finished artwork.


Based in Japan, Rihaku (Rie) Inoue is an esteemed calligrapher who has held numerous solo exhibitions, workshops, lectures and live performances both in Japan and abroad chiefly in NY with great acclaim.


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 provided calligraphic designs to sake manufacturer Hakushika Sake, and designed the wall of Kasaoka Bay Farm, Okayama Prefecture.

She has also appeared on TV programs and a radio program in Japan.


In 2012 she was featured in her first group exhibition in NYC, and was awarded first prize in the show.

She held her first solo exhibition in NYC in 2014, and afterwards held 10 solo exhibitions, numerous workshops and calligraphy performances in NYC, San Francisco and Washington D.C. (at JICC in the Embassy of Japan) between 2014 and now. In 2017, she held a solo exhibition at Setsugekka NYC.


In August 2021, and 2022, she held a solo exhibition and workshops at Todaiji National Temple Nigatsudo which is one of Japan’s most famous Buddhist temples and a World Heritage site listed among “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara.”


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



Website: https://i-rihaku.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/rierihaku/


Artist's Profile

Rihaku Inoue


Japanese Calligrapher    

Born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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



Drawing Autumn Zen words with Calligraphy - 紅葉似錦 -

Rihaku will perform calligraphy demonstration using a special brush to show how to write characters. Then, you will write zen words 紅葉似錦 with a brush and ink. Take home your own finished art work.


●Date & Time

   Thursday, September 22, 3 pm - 4:30 pm

   Thursday, October 6, 3 pm - 4:30 pm



●Maximum number of guest

   4 people


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