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1995-2017 by Hideki Shiohira
Calligraphy by Shiohira Sensei

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Calligraphy

Over the years Shiohira Sensei has generously provided kanji (calligraphy) for the Pacific Aikido Federation's website, for a PAF logo, and for Summer and Winter Gasshuku teeshirts.

These pages are a small appreciation for the beauty of Sensei's calligraphy, as well as a response to frequent requests for at least an approximate meaning of the various kanji.

The kanji on the left is the well-known Aikido.


Note: All calligraphy Copyright © 1995-2017, Hideki Shiohira, may be used only with Shiohira Sensei's express permission

Year Calligraphy Image
2014 sei :
Quiet, silent, slow, calm or peaceful


sui :
Water


2013 kan :
Internal observation
myo :
Clearness


2012 shin :
Truth


toku :
Virtue


2011 bu :
Martial

jikishin :
Pure mind


2010 aikido :
Ai: Harmony
Ki: ki, energy
Do: Way, path

shin :
The Truth


2009 myo :
Clearness
yume :
literally, dream or, more broadly, vision or illusion, as in Muso, "No Mind" or "No Reality".



2008 kumo :
Cloud : symbolizes freedom of mind and body
2007 wa :
Harmony
2006 nyo :
"As it Is", i.e. the way things are, without delusion, without illusion.
yume :
literally, dream or, more broadly, vision or illusion, as in Muso, "No Mind" or "No Reality".


2005 aikido :
Ai: Harmony
Ki: ki, energy
Do: Way, path
yasumi :
Rest, vacation, a break, recess, intermission


2004 doo, michi
lit. path, road, or way. Philosophically, The Way, as in Aikido, "harmonizing ki" or in Center for the Way [ Sensei's June 2004 version ].
asahi :
The morning sun


2003 toku :
Virtue or Morality, in the broad sense of living as a human being, i.e. not merely according to social, cultural, religious or other precepts.
shin, makoto
:
Sincerity or Truth, also in the broadest sense, as in "to train sincerely".


2002 myooshin
Extraordinary ("Natural") Mind: State of mind where a person is completely one's self, i.e. with mind and body entirely integrated.
doo, michi
:
lit. path, road, or way. Philosophically, The Way, as in Aikido, "harmonizing ki" or in Center for the Way [ Sensei's June 2002 version ].


2001 yume :
literally, dream or, more broadly, vision or illusion, as in Muso, "No Mind" or "No Reality".

hiroi :
literally, broadminded, relaxed, at ease; or, more broadly, openminded, "free mind".


2000 doo, michi :
it. path, road, or way. Philosophically, The Way, as in Aikido, "harmonizing ki" or in Center for the Way.
1999 wa :
Peace with Harmony


All calligraphy Copyright ©Hideki Shiohira, may be used only with Shiohira Sensei's express permission