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Calligraphy Marking a New Year

By Ponte Ryūrui / 11/04/2012 /

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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Nine Sons of The Dragon King

By Ponte Ryūrui / 06/03/2012 /

the most renowned Asian dragon ink painting – The Nine Dragons Scroll (九龍圖卷, pinyin: Jiǔ long tú juǎn). Chen Rong was a scholar and also a low level official

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Magnificent Ink Giants

By Ponte Ryūrui / 21/02/2012 /

To give you some comparisons, it takes me approximately 12-15 hours to prepare 0.5 litres of ink, and I use an ink grinding machine that is capable of

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Illiterate heart – reflections on self.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 03/02/2012 /

in his brilliant writing that crosses the boundaries of several centuries, crushing norms, opposing the canons of the mighty Tang and reaching straight to our heart.

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New Life Enchanted Ink Traces.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 28/01/2012 /

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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Ink Traces of the Wandering Dragon Spirit

By Ponte Ryūrui / 21/01/2012 /

The art of ink painting (墨絵, すみえ, sumi-e), being a discipline native to Far Eastern cultures (mainly China and Japan), is rather exotic in Poland, my

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

By Ponte Ryūrui / 14/01/2012 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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