Aki Tsuchiya

If I remember correctly, my first encounter with calligraphy was when I was around 5 years old. by Aki Tsuchiya

?My First Encounter with Calligraphy? If I remember correctly, my first encounter with calligraphy was when I was around 5 years old. I believe I used to follow my father and attend his calligraphy class with him. Before I knew it, I had a brush in my hand. As years passed, however, the teacher eventually closed the class because of age. I ended up attending another class with a teacher who was arranged to become a master. During the 4 years in college, however, I focused my energy on kendo, which I had been doing for many years. Yet, I always had the tools for calligraphy in my room, and I would be holding the brush whenever I had the time. ?Hotel Worker and the Side Job as a Novice Calligrapher? I originally worked as a hotelman and built up my career serving at the restaurant, being a bellboy and doorman, and doing valet services. However, at some point, I became conscious about “something only I can do.” I realized that calligraphy was the answer. I immediately visited my old master and while working at the hotel, I practiced for 2 years and acquired a teaching license. I was overwhelmed with joy, “I was now a member of the professionals.”… Read More »If I remember correctly, my first encounter with calligraphy was when I was around 5 years old. by Aki Tsuchiya