Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition and Workshop at Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo


The opening of calligraphy exhibition by the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of the Japanese language course, which is implemented by the University of Sarajevo and Embassy of Japan in BiH, took place on 16 January at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo.

Shodō – Japanese calligraphy is the art of drawing characters with a brush and ink to express spiritual depth and beauty, and has great significance in Japanese society.

The exhibition was opened by Prof. Dr. Salih Fočo, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo and Mr. Kazuya Ogawa, Ambassador of Japan to BiH who pronounced the winners and handed awards and certificates to the students.

The winners were: Mr. Haris Jašarević (hiragana characters section), Ms. Azra Balta (kanji characters section) and Mr. Nikola Matašin (New Year’s calligraphy section). Ambassador Ogawa also handed awards for the 2nd and 3rd place for each year, as well as special prizes for artistic value, excellent effort and aesthetic enjoyment.

After the opening, all visitors had the opportunity to learn Japanese calligraphy at a calligraphy workshop held by the Embassy of Japan.