書法

Figure 1 日 (hi, sun), oracle bone script, from c.a. 1600 B.C.

Far Eastern Calligraphy – is it written or drawn?

By Ponte Ryūrui / 24/06/2011 /

Chinese and Japanese calligraphy is created with a brush, on a white sheet of paper that could be seen as a canvas. In opposition to the Western calligraphy, Far Eastern calligraphy is not a craft, but an art.

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Kanji: 一

By Ponte Ryūrui / 22/06/2011 /

一 belongs to the 指事文字 (shiji moji, i.e. characters expressing simple abstract concept) group of characters. One theory says that the shape of kanji 一 is based on the 算木 (sangi), which were divination rods (small wooden sticks of a similar shape to matches, but longer and thicker). Sangi were

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Ginza, Tokyo - Seal Carving Exhibition - April 2011

Seal Carving Exhibition in Ginza, Tokyo, 2011. April.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 05/04/2011 /

This time we would like to invite you on a virtual tour to a seal carving exhibition that took place in Tokyo, in April 2011. Some 400 seal imprints were displayed, as well as around

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