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TOMIKO YABAMOTO will display Shodo, a type of calligraphy popular in Japan, at the Sonoma Valley Library.

TOMIKO YABAMOTO will display Shodo, a type of calligraphy popular in Japan, at the Sonoma Valley Library.

The Sonoma Valley Library welcomes Naka Zuiso of Osaka, Japan, and Tomiko Yabumoto of Sonoma to share the art of Shodo, a type of calligraphy, from Wednesday, Oct. 30 to Saturday, Nov. 2.

An exhibition of Naka Sensei’s work, along with some of her long-time student, Tomiko Yabumoto’s pieces, will be on display in the library’s forum room during those dates.

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m., Naka will present a calligraphy performance, which is much like a dance performance. The artist draws the characters with large brushes and incorporates her entire body.

This performance is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., Naka will teach a calligraphy workshop in the library’s forum room. The workshop is recommended for ages 16 and up. There is limited space for this workshop and pre-registration is required to attend. Registration begins on Tuesday, Oct. 8, by calling the library at 996-5217 to sign up.

The Sonoma Valley Library is located at 755 W. Napa St. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Sonoma Library.

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