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

By Ponte Ryūrui / 14/02/2012 / 1 Comment

In the pair grip method, the brush axis is held between the thumb, and the index finger merges with the middle finger (first pair), supported from underneath

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Illiterate heart – reflections on self.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 03/02/2012 / 0 Comments

in his brilliant writing that crosses the boundaries of several centuries, crushing norms, opposing the canons of the mighty Tang and reaching straight to our heart.

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Ink Traces of the Wandering Dragon Spirit

By Ponte Ryūrui / 21/01/2012 / 9 Comments

The art of ink painting (墨絵, すみえ, sumi-e), being a discipline native to Far Eastern cultures (mainly China and Japan), is rather exotic in Poland, my

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40th Anniversary Exhibition of All Japan Calligraphy Art and Literature Association, Part I.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 08/01/2012 / 1 Comment

All Japan Calligraphy Art and Literature Association (全日本書芸文化院, ぜんにほんしょげいぶんかいん, Zen Nihon Shogei Bunkain) was formed 61 years ago by Masters of the

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The 82nd calligraphy exhibition of Konohana Kai (斯華会), Part 2.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 22/09/2011 / 0 Comments

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 / 3 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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

By Ponte Ryūrui / 23/08/2011 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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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