漢字

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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Kanji: 学

By Ponte Ryūrui / 01/09/2011 /

学 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 on

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Kanji: 花

By Ponte Ryūrui / 27/08/2011 /

花 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, concluding

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The calligraphy exhibition of Master Ishitobi Hakkō (石飛博光), Tōkyō, July 2011, Part 3.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 23/08/2011 /

Master Ishitobi Hakkō did not simply copy this masterpiece. He enhanced it with his own interpretation. It is not the exact copying skills that show

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The calligraphy exhibition of Master Ishitobi Hakkō (石飛博光), Tōkyō, July 2011, Part 2.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 19/08/2011 /

Calligraphy is a “heart imagery”, which offers us magical powers to paint with words of the soul. It is a poem within a poem, a painting within a painting,

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The calligraphy exhibition of Master Ishitobi Hakkō (石飛博光), Tōkyō, July 2011, Part 1.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 17/08/2011 /

In July, Beyond Calligraphy visited the calligraphy exhibition of Master Ishitobi Hakkō (石飛博光, いしとびはっこう). The event was titled “Into the future”

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Kanji: 火

By Ponte Ryūrui / 09/08/2011 /

火 belongs to the 象形文字(しょうけいもじ, shoukeimoji, i.e. set of characters of pictographic origin). It is a pictograph of blazing flames

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Kanji: 下

By Ponte Ryūrui / 26/07/2011 /

下 belongs to the 指事文字 (しじもじ, shijimoji, i.e. set of characters expressing simple abstract concepts). The original idea expressed by the

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Kanji: 音

By Ponte Ryūrui / 18/07/2011 /

音 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 on

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