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Wizards of ink: 王羲之 (Wáng Xīzhī, 303 – 361), Part III.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 16/01/2012 /

As Wang Xizhi wrote in his Preface, the weather on that day was gorgeous, with mild wind and sunny skies.

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Blessings of the Dragon Gods

By Ponte Ryūrui / 02/01/2012 /

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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Rinsho – the magical ink time machine. Part II

By Ponte Ryūrui / 29/12/2011 /

Before writing rinsho, I always try to obtain the printout of the entire work (both in colour [if available] and ink rubbing [拓本, たくほん, takuhon]). Naturally, sometimes it

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Rinsho – The Magical Ink Time Machine. Part I

By Ponte Ryūrui / 19/12/2011 /

Completely immersed in studying rinsho. It is a great sensation, like entering a deep surreal dream or a plane in another dimension, far from this world and

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Wizards of ink: 王羲之 (Wáng Xīzhī, 303 – 361). Part II

By Ponte Ryūrui / 06/12/2011 /

Wáng Xīzhī, like many calligraphers, was absent minded, and when completely immersed in his studies, he tended to forget himself. One day, he left his

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Wizards of ink: 王羲之 (Wáng Xīzhī, 303 – 361), Part I.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 01/12/2011 /

In Western terms, Wáng Xīzhī is to Chinese calligraphy as Michelangelo is to sculpture or Shakespeare to literature. Although none of his original work

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平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): な (i.e. “na”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 28/10/2011 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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