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

By Ponte Ryūrui / 15/03/2012 /

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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Kanji: 車

By Ponte Ryūrui / 12/03/2012 /

we find a definition of 車, stating that it is a cart equipped with a seat(s) (human pulled carriage or sedan chair on wheels). Xu shen also indicates that

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Kanji: 七

By Ponte Ryūrui / 08/03/2012 /

the symbolic meaning of the character 七, describing it as one of the sacred numbers (聖数, pinyin: shèngshù), which are further split into two groups

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Kanji: 耳

By Ponte Ryūrui / 01/03/2012 /

耳 belongs to the 象形文字 (しょうけいもじ, shōkeimoji, i.e. set of characters of pictographic origin). It is a pictograph of a human ear.

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

By Ponte Ryūrui / 14/02/2012 /

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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Kanji: 山

By Judit Simon / 11/02/2012 /

A 山 írásjegy hangzása, valamint másodlagos jelentései sok szállal kapcsolódnak az ősi kínai mítoszokhoz. Az “Egyszerű írásjegyek magyarázata és összetett

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Kanji: 字

By Ponte Ryūrui / 09/02/2012 /

字 is composed of two characters, 子 (し, shi, “child”) and 宀 (べん, ben, i.e. “roof” radical, found in Chinese characters). 宀 in the character 字 symbolizes a

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The Tale of Nushu

By Ponte Ryūrui / 07/02/2012 /

Nushu characters are not of a semantic nature. They have phonetic relevance to the local Chengguan dialect (城關土話, pinyin: Chéngguān tǔhuà), which is why

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Kanji: 糸

By Ponte Ryūrui / 01/02/2012 /

To understand the reasoning behind this classification one needs to look at the old form of the character 糸, which is 絲. 絲 is a combination of two

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Kanji: 四

By Ponte Ryūrui / 25/01/2012 /

However, the modern shape of the character 四 has no ancient forms. The oldest form of this character is found on two of the ten stones of the Sekkobun . The

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