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Logic Behind The Magic – Brush Techniques, Part II (b).

By Ponte Ryūrui / 16/02/2012 / 0 Comments

単包法 (たんほうほう, tanhō hō), where the ring finger and the small finger are adjacent to the inner side of the palm, and the brush is held with the three remaining

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Blessings of the Dragon Gods

By Ponte Ryūrui / 02/01/2012 / 12 Comments

Dragons in Far Eastern mythology are benevolent creatures; bearers of wisdom, power, and positive energy. Together with a phoenix, dragon’s Yin counterpart

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): な (i.e. “na”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 28/10/2011 / 0 Comments

The modern form of な comes from the cursive form of the kanji 奈 (な, na, i.e. “Nara”, “what”). Follow the progression of the different scripts shown in

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): と (i.e. “to”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 24/10/2011 / 0 Comments

The modern form of と comes from the cursive form of the kanji 止 (し, shi, i.e. “stop”, “halt”). Follow the progression of the different scripts shown in

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): て (i.e. “te”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 12/10/2011 / 0 Comments

The modern form of て comes from the cursive form of the kanji 天 (てん, ten, i.e. “heaven”, also “deva”). Follow the progression of the different scripts shown

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): つ (i.e. “tsu”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 10/10/2011 / 0 Comments

The modern form of つ comes from the cursive form of the kanji 川 (かわ, kawa, i.e. “river”). Follow the progression of the different scripts shown in

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): た (i.e. “ta”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 05/10/2011 / 0 Comments

The modern form of た comes from the cursive form of the kanji 太 (た, ta, i.e. “plump”, “thick”). Follow the progression of the different scripts shown in

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): ち (i.e. “chi”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 04/10/2011 / 0 Comments

The modern form of ち comes from the cursive form of the kanji 知 (ち, chi, i.e. “knowledge”). Follow the progression of the different scripts shown in

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): そ (i.e. “so”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 29/09/2011 / 0 Comments

The modern form of そ comes from the cursive form of the kanji 曽 (そ, so, i.e. “formerly”, “once”, etc.). Follow the progression of the different scripts

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): せ (i.e. “se”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 27/09/2011 / 0 Comments

The modern form of せ comes from the cursive form of the kanji 世 (せ, se, i.e. “world”, “society”), though it would seem that semi-cursive style is visually

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