The hand, the body, and
the brush in synchronization,
introduces the distinctive art which is
Tomoko Kodama's trademark.
The 3Bs or Breathing Method
was developed with students from
diverse cultures in Ottawa, Canada
Tomoko Kodama’s work is
"an evocative presentation of the
philosophical and aesthetic underpinning
of sumi-e or brush painting.
This book made this traditional
Japanese art form accessible
Canada Council 1991
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“The Breathing Brush” DVD
is also available in
French, Japanese, Chinese,
Oriental Calligraphy and Painting
The 3Bs Body Breath and Brush
encourages creativity, even for beginners
promotes a relaxed approach
to this centuries-old art
These exercise manuals
can accompany the above book.
The manuals introduce a variety of scripts
(regular to cursive style),
over 100 characters in each,
along with a sampling of student works.
Calligraphy plus Imagination
Calligraphy for everyone
interested in painting,
especially for artists, teachers and students.
lightness of being...
a new vitality can infuse your
drawing, watercolour, pottery design
Volume I and II manuals are bilingual
(English and French)
Beginner to Master
Du debutant au maitre
. Feel the brush tip by body
... hand and wrist must not manipulate the brush
This manual is designed for
all ages regardless of experience, especially for teachers and students of the Chinese and
For Haiku and Tanka lovers
who want to write with brush, Kodama emphasizes writing with rhythm, making it more
enjoyable and create an attractive handwriting by brush, pen and pencil.
[please see Vol II pg
Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from
the Ottawa School of Art in 2009,
Tomoko Kodama celebrated 40 years of
teaching with students and friends
and created the “Painting with Words”
series in this three-card set
using her Breathing Brush method.
All proceeds from the sale of these cards will go
to further the
activities at the Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre.