My imaginary friends.

Colin and Sally are my imaginary friends, telling us about their daily lives in the real world.

Age? I think they said they are in the 5th grade, but it might be the 4th or 6th. They are twins.

Because of new bureaucratic red tape from the US government, Google can't let me make accounts for them. So they'll be posting from my account.

Start here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Japanese Calligraphy

July 16th (Tuesday)

We practiced Japanese Calligraphy today at school.
Western calligraphy uses a pen with a flat tip.
In Japanese calligraphy, you use a brush, instead.
So the flourishes are different.
I wrote the word, 「必要」, or "hitsu-you".
It means, "necessary".
I think I drew the characters very well!
-- Sally

Japanese calligraphy is called, "sho-dou", 「書道」.
The brush is called, "fude", 「筆」.
There are three kinds of flourishes, tome, harai, and hane.
These are different ways to change or end a stroke.I drew the character, 「麦」.

It's pronounced "mugi", and it means, "wheat".
The flourishes were very difficult, so I was tired.

-- Colin

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