Calligraphy Styles

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Wang Xizhi and Kukai of a new era

By Beyond Calligraphy / 06/12/2012 /

The exhibition was held with the hope of nurturing a younger generation of calligraphers in the tradition of Wang Xizhi (王羲之) and Kukai (空海).

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新しい時代の 王羲之 や空海を!

By Sakiko Yanagisawa / 12/11/2012 /

この展覧会は、新しい時代の 王羲之 や空海を輩出したい、若い世代を育てたい、という想いを持つ、株式会社リンクスの担当者により7年前に企画され、開催されるようになりました。以後、毎年20-30代の書人に貴重な発表の場を提供し続けてきた素晴らしい展覧会です。

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Inspiration and Kana(Interview with Master Usuki )

By Dave Gosine / 19/10/2012 /

Master Usuki participates actively mainly in Kansai area, and also is an administration officer of Yomiuri Calligraphy Exibhition (読売書法展理事), 日展入選, councilor

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Kanji: 人

By Ponte Ryūrui / 11/07/2012 /

Shu shen (許慎, pinyin: Xǔ Shèn, ca. 58 C.E. – ca. 147 C.E.), the meaning of the character 人 was associated with the virtues of Heaven and Earth (i.e. the universe).

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Kanji: 森

By Ponte Ryūrui / 20/06/2012 /

森 follows a concept of three pictographs of a tree (木, き, ki) combined in one character, and it emphasises thick tree growth, i.e. woods.

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Kanji: 女

By Ponte Ryūrui / 09/05/2012 /

a philologist of the Han dynasty (漢朝, pinyin: Hàn Cháo, 206 B.C. – 220 C.E.) is quite simple and straight forward. Xu states that the character 女 represents a woman.

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Kanji: 出

By Ponte Ryūrui / 24/04/2012 /

The shape of the character 出 symbolises a step forward executed with vigour; each step starts from placing the heel on the ground. A strongly placed foot

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Kanji: 十

By Ponte Ryūrui / 12/04/2012 /

the shape of 十 was based on the concept of a vertically oblong tool used for calculations (Figures 1 and 2). Please also refer to the etymology of the

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Kanji: 手

By Ponte Ryūrui / 08/04/2012 /

Although the modern form of the character 手 may be somewhat misleading (6 fingers), the “hand” radical 扌 still resembles the ancient pictographs. One must remember

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A Few Words about the Process for Studying Calligraphy in Japan

By Ponte Ryūrui / 19/03/2012 /

All Japan Calligraphy and Literature Association has only 3 dan’s (whereas some other organisations have as many as 9). The fewer dans, the more work and skill it

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