Kazuaki Tanahashi born and trained in Japan, is an artist, writer, and peace worker. As a painter and calligrapher, Kaz has had solo exhibitions of his brushwork, performed, and taught worldwide. He has created a genre of one-stroke paintings and multi-color Zen circles. As a calligrapher in East Asian style, he creates works of large single ideographs.
His publications include Brush Mind, Penetrating Laughter, Lotus and The Heart Sutra. Kaz is founder of A World Without Armies and a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.

We will begin by exploring the 1700 year old wisdom of East Asian calligraphy as we look at ancient Chinese masterpieces. Then we will engage the heart of the learning and creative process by faithfully copying selected ideographs in different styles.

While practicing basic aesthetics and techniques of brushwork, we will notice our own imperfections and inner criticisms that usually keep us from fully enjoying each moment. Step by step, we will find ways to increase the degree of our enjoyment and serene excitement, which can be applied in everyday life. Using a variety of paper and brushes of different sizes, we will also experiment with artistic interpretation and expressionistic improvisation.

Our materials will include black ink as well as bio-degradable watercolor paint. Kaz will provide brushes and paper.

No previous experience is needed.  


Subscription fee:
-200 euro
Included are use of materials (ink, brushes, paper), and 2 vegetarian meals a day. or
-225 euro  
with overnight stays and breakfast

Ho Sen Dojo vzw
Sint-Rochusstraat 27
2000 Antwerpen
0032 487 644 282 (Luc De Winter)

Please send an email and pay,  as confirmation of your subscription, on
IBAN: BE44 3630 4172 0245
of Ho Sen Dojo vzw


arrival              10.00 - 11.00
zazen               11.30 - 12.30
meal                 13.00
workshop        14.30 - 17.00
meal                 19.00

breakfast        07.30
zazen               08.30 - 09.30
workshop        10.00 -12.30
meal                 13.00
workshop        14.30 - 17.00
meal                 18.00
reception &     19.30

breakfast        07.30
zazen               08.30 - 09.30
workshop        10.00 - 12.00
meal                 12.30
workshop        13.30 - 16.00