Japanese calligraphy (書道 shodō) also called shūji (習字) is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, of the Japanese language. For a long time, the most esteemed calligrapher in Japan had been Wang Xizhi, a Chinese calligrapher in the 4th century, but after the invention of Hiragana and Katakana, the Japanese unique syllabaries, the distinctive Japanese writing system developed and calligraphers produced styles intrinsic to Japan. The term shodō (書道) is likely of Chinese origin as it is widely used to describe the art of Chinese calligraphy during the Chinese Tang dynasty period. - WIKIPEDIA
Tony K. Skeen received his teaching license from NIHON SHUJI KYOIKU ZAIDAN nearly 20 years ago and continues to teach both private Shodo lessons as well as part of the dojo kyu requirements.