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Restoring a 100+ year old Unpei fude (maki fude) brush

By Rona Conti / 11/03/2013 / 0 Comments

Unpei fude is also known as kami maki fude (紙巻筆, かみまきふで), or, maki fude, literally meaning “(paper) wrapped brush”, and the construction of maki fude

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Symphony of Ink, Part I

By Ponte Ryūrui / 23/04/2012 / 3 Comments

Calligraphy, like music is based upon harmony. It takes a Master Calligrapher to compose a symphony of ink, a masterpiece as brilliant as nature itself, one

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

By Ponte Ryūrui / 15/03/2012 / 5 Comments

Characteristic of small seal script, note the circular movement of the brush tip at the beginning of each stroke, indicating the application of the “hidden spear”

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

By Ponte Ryūrui / 28/02/2012 / 0 Comments

the way in which the brush is controlled by the arm, wrist and finger, allowing the calligrapher to write a desired line.

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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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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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Logic Behind The Magic – Brush Principles, Part I.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 31/01/2012 / 2 Comments

In this series of articles I will focus on the methods of using a calligraphy brush (筆法, ひっぽう, hippō, lit. “principles of the brush”), defining the basic

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When the Mind Soars, the Brush Dances: calligraphy research meetings

By Ponte Ryūrui / 14/01/2012 / 5 Comments

Those of us who choose the path of Sho (書, しょ, i.e. “to write”; here: “East Asian calligraphy”) study calligraphy all of their lives, not to become

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Searching for a Soul Mate – choosing a calligraphy brush. Part II

By Ponte Ryūrui / 14/12/2011 / 4 Comments

As with everything in life, one’s first impression is crucial. You will spend hours working together with a brush that you choose, so make sure you enjoy its

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Searching for a Soul Mate – choosing a calligraphy brush. Part I

By Ponte Ryūrui / 09/12/2011 / 3 Comments

A calligraphy brush is not simply a tool used for writing. It is a warp gate to freedom of mind, a storyteller of artist soul’s secrets, a mysterious

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