We are pleased to present a new exhibition by The Kitakyushu Japanese Calligraphy Association (KOSO).  

The tradition of presenting Japanese literature in calligraphic form has developed over more than a thousand years. Japanese calligraphy as an art form has a long history and tradition of development but is still relatively unknown outside of Japan.

Japanese kana are written characters which represent phonetic sounds. There can be a comparison between Japanese kana and the shapes of the Roman alphabet used in English. The work in this exhibition explores the aesthetic similarities between both English and Japanese calligraphic traditions.  

This exhibition presents a fusion of Japanese calligraphy with the work of William Shakespeare. The aim of presenting this exciting fusion is to promote both linguistic traditions and further understanding through collaboration.

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