The Ancient Art of Shodo

Presented by

Eric Daishin McCabe


Eric Daishin McCabe is a Zen Buddhist priest who studied Japanese writing, Shodo. He shares with participants how to use an ancient form of communication to write their own names and words in Japanese. Participants have the opportunity to “dance with the brush” and to create their own works of art. They will be using a Japanese brush with water-soluble Sumi ink. In the process of writing, they will learn a brief history of Asian writing, the relationship between writing and caring about what they do, and ways to create calm within themselves.

Workshop Details




Language, Visual Art


25 max

Standard Length

45 min

Room Setup

Classroom style seating at desks/tables with chairs; room with a sink is preferred

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

Whiteboard and markers

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