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The Story of a 4th Generation Japanese Scroll Mounter

By Niko Kitsakis / 13/05/2013 /

Hideyuki Kamon makes Kakejiku – the hanging scrolls you see in japanese tea rooms, temples or traditional guest houses. He is what is called a “Hyōgushi”, a scroll mounter.

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Sumi-e from the Perspective of a Traditional Academically-trained European Artist

By Alfred Krupa / 24/04/2013 /

What I respect the most within sumi-e is its nature of contrast, of opposition, the visual – morphological tension that flows during application.

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Huang Yao ’s unique Chinese calligraphy – Chuyun Shu (or Rising Cloud Writing) – Part 2

By Huang Yao / 02/02/2013 /

Huang Yao’s early Chuyun Shu had a naïve childlike look, but with practice his writing became more “mature” in the early 1950s as in Figure.4, and finally in the late 1970s

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Urban Calligraphy – Simon Silaidis

By Dave Gosine / 29/01/2013 /

Simon Silaidis is a designer, in the past year he developed a newly found passion for urban calligraphy. Simon’s style is a mix of Western, Asian and Arabian calligraphy

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Huang Yao ’s unique Chinese calligraphy – Chuyun Shu (or Rising Cloud Writing) – Part 1

By Huang Yao / 28/01/2013 /

Huang Yao’s father taught his young six year old son calligraphy and painting, according to the tradition of literati families.

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Wang Xizhi and Kukai of a new era

By Beyond Calligraphy / 06/12/2012 /

The exhibition was held with the hope of nurturing a younger generation of calligraphers in the tradition of Wang Xizhi (王羲之) and Kukai (空海).

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Stroke of Luck ~ The Power of a Brush Stroke

By Casey Shannon / 30/10/2012 /

I experienced a massive left hemisphere brain-stem stroke four days after my 36th birthday. In an instant, I was paralyzed.

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Inspiration and Kana(Interview with Master Usuki )

By Dave Gosine / 19/10/2012 /

Master Usuki participates actively mainly in Kansai area, and also is an administration officer of Yomiuri Calligraphy Exibhition (読売書法展理事), 日展入選, councilor

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‘Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy,’ at the Asian Art Museum

By Dave Gosine / 11/10/2012 /

Up until now there has been little to help the Western public to understand Chinese calligraphy, beyond appreciating it as an abstract art form.

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Feeling the Echo of Ink: An interview with Master Yamada.

By Rona Conti / 12/09/2012 /

Master Yamada is the organizer of “Calligraphy Friends From All Over Japan” and a member of the judging panel of the Mainichi Shodo Exhibition, one of the largest

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