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      March 24, 2019

      Sunday   2:00 PM (on various days)

      2000 South Lincoln Avenue
      Urbana, Illinois 61802

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      Zen Studies with Professor Shozo Sato: Advanced Calligraphy

      Join Professor Emeritus Shozo Sato for a Sunday Advanced Calligraphy Class on Shodo, or Japanese calligraphy. Explore the practice of calligraphy as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy and learn about Shodo from the vision of a Tea Master. This will be a hands-on class. It is for students who have completed a minimum of four sessions of introductory workshops with Sato Sensei, and have his approval to join as an advanced student. *Space is limited to 10 participants. All materials will be supplied. Tickets are $25, with no special pricing for students or Tomonokai members. Classes for Fall 2018 are offered on the following Sundays, September 30, October 14, October 28, November 11, November 25, Decmber 2. *Classes will be cancelled if a minimum of six students have not reserved tickets by the morning of the class. Refunds will be given if class is cancelled. Shozo Sato is a master of Zen arts, including Ikebana, Japanese Tea Ceremony and Sumi-e (black ink painting). He conducts workshops on Ikebana and Sumi-e throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe and is the author of numerous books including Tea Ceremony, Ikebana and The Art of Sumi-e. Professor Sato was the founder of the first Japan House at the University of Illinois (originally at Lincoln and California in Urbana) and also established the Illinois Kabuki Theatre at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts where his fusion of western and traditional Japanese theatre garnered national attention and critical acclaim by both Kabuki and theatre enthusiasts. Shozo Sato received a degree in fine arts from Bunka Gakuin College, Tokyo, and also highest diplomas in the Japanese tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and classical dance. His dramatic training took place at Toho Academy, Tokyo; in Kabuki, he was a special student of Nakamura Kenzaburo XVII. He is Professor Emeritus of the Art and Design Faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Shozo has won many awards including the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the Emperor of Japan for helping to disseminate Japanese culture to the West, and for his theatrical productions. He has written numerous books on the Sumi-e, the Japanese tea ceremony, Ikebana (the art of arranging flowers), and classical dance.

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