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Art of Brush Expression at Tucson Yume Japanese Garden

Kampo Cultural Center, New York City

University of Arizona

At the Drawing Studio Gallery in Tucson, AZ

Zen Brush Calligraphy Meditation (Ongoing)

Instructor: Yoshi Nakano

Experience the interplay of mind, body and spirit through the brush stroke. Explore a deep sense of inner harmony and peace. Express your heart into black & white space. Simple Qi Gong breathing will be practiced in collaboration with calligraphy. Most work will be made with sumi ink on rice paper. Hands-on instruction. All levels are welcome.

Zen calligraphy classes and workshops are held in Tucson, Arizona.

Location: The Dojo (contact for location and directions)

Dates: Second and Fourth Monday Mornings, 9:30 am - Noon

Fee: $20 per class.

Materials: Most materials provided. First time students, consult Yoshi.

To Register or for more information: Call Zen Tribe Wellness, (505) 490-2938

About Sensei, Yoshi Nakano

Brush calligrapher, practicing since age seven. Was a private apprentice to his uncle, artisan master Hirakawa in Japan. Continued his private calligraphic studies with Sensei Takemore in New York City.

Certified calligraphy instructor in Japan, approved by the Nippon Shuji. Graduate of the Art College of Nagoya, Japan. Contemporary Japanese paper artist. His work has been exhibited throughout the northeastern and southwestern United States and Japan. Nakano's first solo exhibit was held at Synchronicity Space in New York. His most recent solo show was held at The Drawing Studio in Tucson, Arizona in 2013. His work was selected and exhibited annually in the North American Japanese Calligraphy competition (1999-2002).

Nakano has been teaching Zen Brush Calligraphy in the Tucson Community, Pima Community College and the University of Arizona since 2000. He is the founder of Zen Tribe Wellness and The Shiatsu Dojo, where he teaches Zen brush meditation, Shiatsu touch, Qi Gong, Temple Cooking — eastern preventive health care.

The Art of Imperfection: "Wabi Sabi happens when you dwell in the natural space of the present moment with a sense of gratitude and forgiveness for the past."

—Yoshi Nakano