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巻筆

Climbing the Moon Tree, Part 1

By Ponte Ryūrui / 05/06/2012 / 4 Comments

The name chosen by Konoe Iehiro was Hankeidou, which literally means “climbing the wisteria tree”. According to an old Chinese legend, a wisteria tree (桂) grew on the moon,

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桂堂 を攀じる、パート1

By Junichi Fujino / 05/06/2012 / 2 Comments

明治42年、十三世雲平は東京に攀 桂堂 を移し、松方正義(まつかたまさよし)翁、大倉喜八郎翁、書家の比田井天来・小琴ご夫婦、岡山高陰(おかやまたかかげ)などの諸先生方に筆のご用を賜る。

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The Dying Trade of Yamato

By Ponte Ryūrui / 21/05/2012 / 3 Comments

It is my great hope that the trade of brush making will continue and thrive, and that this old and nearly forgotten tradition will find its followers in the future.

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