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The Pursuit of Pleasure Beyond Tradition and Style

By Rona Conti / 26/08/2012 / 0 Comments

calligraphers ranging in age from 8 years old to their 50s, all expressing themselves regardless of their age and their calligraphy career and styles.

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The 11th Annual “Yū yū Calligraphy Exhibition (calligraphy friends from all over Japan).

By Rona Conti / 24/07/2012 / 4 Comments

“Yū yū (佑友)”, a calligraphy organization of people from all over Japan, is presenting its 11th annual exhibition. Led by Master Shuuya Yamada,

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Calligraphy Marking a New Year

By Ponte Ryūrui / 11/04/2012 / 0 Comments

In Japan, on the second day of the first month of the calendar, there is a tradition of writing the first calligraphy of the New Year. This custom originated in the Imperial

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New Life Enchanted Ink Traces.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 28/01/2012 / 1 Comment

There is, however, one instance when the magic of ink embraces our days, and we slow down and take a few moments for quiet appreciation.

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When the Mind Soars, the Brush Dances: calligraphy research meetings

By Ponte Ryūrui / 14/01/2012 / 5 Comments

Those of us who choose the path of Sho (書, しょ, i.e. “to write”; here: “East Asian calligraphy”) study calligraphy all of their lives, not to become

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40th Anniversary Exhibition of All Japan Calligraphy Art and Literature Association, Part I.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 08/01/2012 / 1 Comment

All Japan Calligraphy Art and Literature Association (全日本書芸文化院, ぜんにほんしょげいぶんかいん, Zen Nihon Shogei Bunkain) was formed 61 years ago by Masters of the

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Blessings of the Dragon Gods

By Ponte Ryūrui / 02/01/2012 / 12 Comments

Dragons in Far Eastern mythology are benevolent creatures; bearers of wisdom, power, and positive energy. Together with a phoenix, dragon’s Yin counterpart

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The 82nd calligraphy exhibition of Konohana Kai (斯華会), Part 2.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 22/09/2011 / 0 Comments

It further emphasizes the gently cascading composition of this calligraphy, showing the skill of the calligrapher. Delicate ink accents suggest that it

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The 82nd calligraphy exhibition of Konohana Kai (斯華会), Part 1.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 22/09/2011 / 3 Comments

The 斯華会 (このはなかい, Konohana Kai) calligraphy association was founded by Master Ono Gadō (小野 鵞堂, おのがどう, 1862 – 1922)110 years ago. 鵞堂 (lit. “Goose Temple”) was

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59回無心会書展 – 59th Calligraphy exhibition of Mushin Kai (Part 2).

By Ponte Ryūrui / 20/09/2011 / 0 Comments

The style of this calligraphy brilliantly contrasts with its meaning: “to become silent and pray peacefully” (黙而祈寧), depicting complexity of the relation

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