SORA provides a deep dive into the mindset and methods behind different styles of Japanese Shodo calligraphy. Shodo is introduced not only as an art form, but a path leading to greater mindfulness, self-discipline, and connection to the natural world. A deep respect for the art and a reverence for tradition are readily apparent and thoughtfully preserved through her performance work. Sora’s teacher Sekko Daigo sensei, well renowned throughout North America and Japan alike, also makes an appearance to share encouraging words with those seeking to pursue the arts themselves.
Born in Usuki Oita, Japan, SORA started learning shodo at the age of 6. More recently she has focused on the bokutensha method, studying under Master Futo Suzuki in Japan and Sekko Daigo in Portland, OR where she has built a portfolio of varied accomplishments, including referenced articles, exhibitions, and academic achievements. SORA has always considered herself an artist, from early in her childhood, and has spent her life developing her craft and passion for calligraphy. She has begun performing as she creates her art, bringing the beauty, joy, and peace that comes with practicing shodo.
Sora is planning a Shakyo (Tracing the Sutras) class. Please visit her website for upcoming announcements. Learn more about Shakyo at https://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/eng/practice/sutra/shakyo.html.
Visit SORA at: https://sorashodo.com