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Formless Form, the Art of Sho, recent works by Ronald Y. Nakasone

Wednesday, October 1st 2014 to Saturday, January 31st 2015

The Graduate Theological Union Library invites you to Formless Form, the Art of Sho, an exhibit of recent works by Ronald Y. Nakasone. Sho (as it is referred to in Japan; Ch shu) or calligraphy, is the simple exercise of writing kanji (Ch hanzi ) and phonetic script to communicate thoughts, feelings, and information. Its origins can be traced to pictographs inscribed on bone, turtle shells, and other surfaces that expressed yearnings for good harvest, aspirations for health and safe passage through life; many of the inscriptions asked for prognostications for war. 

Receptions:

2 October 2014, 6 pm - 7:30 pm, opening reception

5 November 2014, 6 pm - 7:30 pm with Nufa Gukuru – My Spirit Dances, Majikina Honryu