Calligraphy expert from Japan, Ms. Hiroko Nagahama, conducted the workshop. She retired last year from Tokyo Kasei University Girls Senior High School where she was a calligraphy teacher. She has conducted calligraphy workshops in Kolkata several times, in addition to other places in India and Nepal.
Consul General of Japan in Kolkata. Mr. Masayuki Taga, graced the occasion and spoke about the beauty and importance of calligraphy in Japanese lifestyle. Mrs. Chandana Guha Sircar, Principal, School of Languages, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, was also present.
Around 70 participants, mainly the students of Japanese language, participated in the workshop and received hands on experience in this traditional art using traditional calligraphy set. They drew their favorite kanji characters in addition to getting it drawn by Ms. Nagahama herself.
This workshop is enlisted in the agenda of ‘2017 The Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges’.