5000 Japanese from 3 to 93 years participated in the contest of calligraphy
Thousands of people gathered on Friday in the sports complex of the Tokyo “Nippon Budokan”. Here, according to tradition goes the first year, a calligraphy contest. It’s called “kakidzome”, which literally translates as “first letter”.
The event symbolizes the promises that the Japanese give themselves early in the new year.
With the kick drum over the room silence. The participants take up the brush and begin to write. The task must be completed within 24 minutes. Then calligraphy appreciate the beauty of the lines.
This time, more than 5,000 people aged three to 93 years, he wrote words or phrases with wishes of prosperity and good luck. For example, “profundity” or “soul force.” Some got the job in advance, some expressed wishes in the free form. Everything depended on the age and level of training. The winner will be announced at a separate ceremony just February 25.
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