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書道 と創造性〜人は書道から何を学んでいるのか〜

By Neigetsu / 11/08/2014 /

書道 を志したのは遅い. 大学で教育を学んでいた頃, 日本では不登校の子どもたちが年々増える中,

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When You Discount Your Art, Are You Only Losing Money?

By Rona Conti / 03/07/2014 /

My first solo exhibition was held in a large open architected space. It was easy to see my paintings at a distance and up close, the venue was excellent. I was graduating from Antioch College, the year was 1964. I hung the work, a range of large and somewhat smaller paintings and made a price…

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How are Inkstones and Cast Iron Cookware similar?

By Dave Gosine / 04/04/2014 /

As a young child I used to watch my father cook and help my mother bake. This explains why I find cooking relaxing after a long day working at the computer. As the primary evening cook in my household, I decided to purchase some iron cookware pans. I was used to them from my childhood.…

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The Art of Japanese Calligraphy

By Rona Conti / 25/09/2013 /

What is the art of Japanese calligraphy at its essence? Descriptions abound, but to see, to feel, to view through the lens of a Madrid photographer and filmmaker captivated by the process is to enter fully into the experience. Music accompaniment with only a few words for identification makes for a ten minute view from…

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How Selling Calligraphy Can Get You to Your Heart’s Desire

By Dave Gosine / 19/09/2013 /

Like most artists we have to pay for life’s running cost, so we have a full-time or part-time job. Not saying a day job is bad, but wouldn’t you be happier creating Calligraphy, sumi-e or anything else you love and get paid to do it? Hopefully these tips will provide you with some ideas on…

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Why the World Would End without Stroke Orders

By Kaoru Akagawa / 01/08/2013 /

“Help me. I am having an argument with my Japanese teacher.” A friend of mine named Jochen who just started to take Japanese lessons wrote to me one day shivering in a rage. He was practicing Hiragana, or Japanese characters, when his teacher told him that he must learn the correct stroke order. But he…

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How being an Author for Beyond Calligraphy can raise your Google Ranking

By Dave Gosine / 28/05/2013 /

By implementing the Author box, the author is promoted, and the reader can learn more fully about the person, giving a richer picture of each contributor.

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The Beauty of Inefficiency: A story about Traditional Hiragana

By Kaoru Akagawa / 22/03/2013 /

My grandmother is one of the last generations to use the old Hiragana in daily life. By contrast, my Father, who was born in

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From I Love You to Sushi and Everything in Between: On Developing a New Online Japanese Dictionary

By Bui Hoang Hai / 23/10/2012 /

I’ve recently been developing a new online Japanese dictionary for Japanese learners at romajidesu.com. Why bother creating a new dictionary when there are

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If East Asian languages are not showing on your Firefox/Windows XP PC

By Dave Gosine / 12/10/2012 /

Firefox should be detect Japanese characters now. If not, you may need to install the East Asian languages pack listed below.

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