書道

Kanji: 金

By Ponte Ryūrui / 18/10/2011 /

The kanji 金 is a pictograph of copper ore cast in a mould. It can also represent one of the 五色の金 (ごしきのかね, go shiki no kane, i.e. “metals of the five colors)

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Kanji: 休

By Ponte Ryūrui / 04/10/2011 /

休 belongs to the 会意文字 (かいいもじ, kaii moji, i.e. set of characters that are a combination of two or more pictographs, or characters whose meaning was based

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Selecting works for a calligraphy exhibition

By Ponte Ryūrui / 02/10/2011 /

Every calligraphy exhibition is an extremely important event, but the December’s exhibition is particularly significant. It is most likely the biggest

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What to do with ink leftovers?

By Ponte Ryūrui / 28/09/2011 /

One of the ingredients of calligraphy ink itself is animal-bone-extract based glue. The same glue is used for gluing ink pieces together. To accomplish this

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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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The 82nd calligraphy exhibition of Konohana Kai (斯華会), Part 1.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 22/09/2011 /

The 斯華会 (このはなかい, Konohana Kai) calligraphy association was founded by Master Ono Gadō (小野 鵞堂, おのがどう, 1862 – 1922)110 years ago. 鵞堂 (lit. “Goose Temple”) was

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59回無心会書展 – 59th Calligraphy exhibition of Mushin Kai (Part 2).

By Ponte Ryūrui / 20/09/2011 /

The style of this calligraphy brilliantly contrasts with its meaning: “to become silent and pray peacefully” (黙而祈寧), depicting complexity of the relation

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59回無心会書展 – 59th Calligraphy exhibition of Mushin Kai (Part 1).

By Ponte Ryūrui / 20/09/2011 /

I visited the 59th calligraphy exhibition of 書道研究 無心会 (しょどうけんきゅうむしんかい, shodō kenkyū mushin kai, i.e. Mushinkai Calligraphy Research Organisation). 無心会 is

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Kanji: 九

By Ponte Ryūrui / 16/09/2011 /

九 belongs to the 象形文字 (しょうけいもじ, shōkeimoji, i.e. set of characters of pictographic origin). It is a pictograph of a dragon, or more precisely a dragon-serpent

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Kanji: 気

By Ponte Ryūrui / 13/09/2011 /

気 belongs to the 形声文字 (けいせいもじ, keiseimoji, i.e. phono-semantic compound characters). This is by far the largest group of Chinese characters,

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