Monday, 28 July 2014
When you write calligraphy you use a mao bi (brush). You use three fingers and hold it vertically above the paper. You hold your arm parallel above the paper and you can use your other hand to hold the paper. There are five different strokes that you write to make different characters. Here is a photo of the strokes:
Monday, 21 July 2014
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Today we had matua Henderson come in and talk to us about Matariki. Matariki becomes visible in the pre-dawn sky looking north-east towards the end of May. It becomes more clearly visible in the following weeks, rising further and further towards the south once the shortest day is past. Matariki can be seen rising just before dawn in the last few days of May or the beginning of June every year. Matariki celebrations usually begin on the day of the first new moon following its rising.