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Chiune Sugihara, The Heart Sutra, and L’Dor V’Dor, from Generation to Generation.

Chiune Sugihara was a Japanese diplomat who, in July of 1940, through extraordinary measures and under seemingly impossible circumstances, selflessly saved the lives of endangered Jews. To honor his memory and that of those whose lives were both lost and saved, artwork by Rona Conti can now be viewed at the Sugihara Foundation and Museum […]

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Chiune Sugihara, The Heart Sutra, and L’Dor V’Dor, from Generation to Generation.

Chiune Sugihara was a Japanese diplomat who, in July of 1940, through extraordinary measures and under seemingly impossible circumstances, selflessly saved the lives of endangered Jews. To honor his memory and that of those whose lives were both lost and saved, artwork by Rona Conti can now be viewed at the Sugihara Foundation and Museum […]

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How Far Would You Go To Have “Your Name Written in Calligraphy”

How do a female car stunt driver and a contemporary calligraphy artist collaborate to make magic in just over a minute and make each of us want to create as they do? How do they go far beyond the traditional “ your name written in calligraphy ” advertised so often on the internet? The new […]

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5 Tips On How To Make Your Calligraphy Sell

Everyone has had a portrait taken of themselves sometime in their life. For most people it starts with that cute baby picture, then the school photos, your wedding day and then your family photos. Rinse and repeat the process. What is the common thing in all those portraits, other than you being in the photo? […]

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Calligraphy Performance with Jazz

How do you feel about calligraphy? Do you find it stiff and formal? Do you find it boring and uninteresting? Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy has a very long history, and calligraphers must follow its foundations, its rules for creating. They are very strict and formal. Learning the history and the formalities can be interesting whether […]

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What is Shihan and is Ranking Important in Calligraphy?

The title Shihan is conferred upon people who have reached the level of mastery in calligraphy which certifies them to teach. There is much confusion about this title for many reasons including that the title is used in Japanese martial arts as an honorific for expert or senior instructors. The renowned online dictionary by Jim […]

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書展 ・ 祭りばやし

東京・駒込。JR山手線の駅東口を出て、下町の商店街を横目に線路沿いを歩いて横道に入ったところにある落ち着いた画廊で、毎年、”書道書道していない書展”が行なわれている。