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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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The Pursuit of Pleasure Beyond Tradition and Style

By Rona Conti / 26/08/2012 /

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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Calligraphy works: 龍 (りゅう, ryū), i.e.”dragon”

By Ponte Ryūrui / 26/07/2012 /

龍 (りゅう, ryū), i.e.”dragon”. The treasures used were a soft mountain goat brush (羊毛筆) with a long and thin bristle accompanied by thick but dry ink, which

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

By Rona Conti / 24/07/2012 /

“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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Encounters with Brushes: Part I

By Rona Conti / 09/07/2012 /

My encounters with brushes continued through college. When I landed in Boston I set up a painting studio, but a place to do ceramics was more challenging.

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Symphony of Ink, Part II

By Ponte Ryūrui / 25/06/2012 /

The work itself is mesmerizing, a brilliant ink application. The dry strokes, so called “kasure” (掠れ, かすれ) in Japanese, ought to add dynamism yet sometimes

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A Global Nomad Inspired By Asian Cultures: Part II

By Antje Goldflam / 15/05/2012 /

my nomadic life with all its interruptions and excitements of being part of so many new cultures and arts balanced out my own pursuit of painting. Timing is everything

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A Global Nomad Inspired By Asian Cultures: Part I

By Antje Goldflam / 08/05/2012 /

All this culminated with a Chinese Lion Dance – my first contact with what later turned into a passion for all things Asian.

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Phantom of the Nine Dragons’ Master

By Mariusz Schmerdt / 02/05/2012 /

A Western dragon was often associated with evil and ferocity, whereas an Asian dragon was characterized as wise and benevolent.,some features and attributed

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Symphony of Ink, Part I

By Ponte Ryūrui / 23/04/2012 /

Calligraphy, like music is based upon harmony. It takes a Master Calligrapher to compose a symphony of ink, a masterpiece as brilliant as nature itself, one

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