|Day 1: Winter. Snow piled high from the kitchen window.|
|Day 2: Spring Fukujusou blooming|
|Calligraphy display from a local high school (Takanosu)|
|Calligraphy display from a local High School(Omagari)|
|Calligraphy display from a ;ocal High School (Odate)|
|Calligraphy display from a local High School (Noshiro)|
|A video showing the kanji display being drawn by the Takanosu group.|
After Hiro's nieces graduation we went to take a look at a calligraphy display in the local Citizens Centre. Hiro's older niece is in the calligraphy club and one of their pictures was on display. The posters are massive - perhaps 3x4 metres - and are painted as "group performance". From beginning to end it takes about 5 minutes for the group to put it together. It was phenomenal to see it in action. You can see in the last picture the group raising their banner - the theme of this painting "gratitude".