Broadcast on December 21, 2019
Available until December 21, 2021
This time, an Iranian listener asks, "What role does traditional calligraphy play in the lives of modern Japanese people?" Even today, most elementary schools in Japan teach children how to use a calligraphy brush for practicing the correct way of writing characters. Also, handwritten New Year's cards and envelopes for gifting money on special occasions are still popular in Japan. Recently, new forms of expressions have emerged, such as performances that combine music and calligraphy as well as those incorporating computer graphics. Our Persian language announcer Ali Noorani from Iran explores the appeal of Japanese calligraphy and how it continues to evolve.