During my high school years, I went every Wednesday evening to Mrs Gyogetsu Akasaka's calligraphy classes. After a year of learning and copying traditional models, my teacher suggested that I paint a kanji that I liked. It is difficult to think of a single ideogram. That's why I chose one of the characters of my first love's name. I couldn't tell my teacher why I chose it, but I remember telling him the etymology. The world of kanji was becoming more and more attractive to me and I would invite my friends over for a calligraphy activity. I enjoyed taking the brush and writing their favourite kanji. During these sessions, I had the impression of getting closer to them by probing their souls; the ice was broken.