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Japanese Calligraphy Contest

East Asian Languages & Cultures


The Fourth Annual Japanese Calligraphy Contest

The University of Winnipeg's Japanese Language Program is proud to announce the results of its Fourth Annual Calligraphy Contest. The winning entries earned distinction for their clear penmanship, use of space, and overall rendition of the characters. Contestants reproduced the opening line of Kamo no Chōmei’s Hōjōki (An Account of a Ten-Foot-Square Hut), a prominent piece of classical literature from 1212:

Winning calligraphy

Poh-Lin LimGold:

Poh-Lin Lim

Silver:

Xiao Yuan

Bronze:

Poh Poon

All contestants should be congratulated for their accomplishments in learning the Japanese script. It is their first step to mastering an immense yet altogether beautiful set of characters.