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What Calligraphy Teachers Never Told You About The Nitten

By Rona Conti / 04/11/2013 / 0 Comments

Is scandal possible in the world of Japanese calligraphy? The Nitten, the largest annual fine arts exhibition in Japan and currently attended by about 175,000 visitors, has admitted to rigging exhibition results for the screening of the 2009 section “seal engraving” within the calligraphy section of the exhibition for that year. Further research resulted in…

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The Insider's Guide to Arabic Calligraphy

By Kareem Ayoub / 24/10/2013 / 0 Comments

AraCal (AraCal.com) is a project aimed at the thorough preservation of Arabic calligraphy as it has evolved since its inception. Naturally, though, a project of this nature does not simply address literal changes in character strokes, proportions, and angles. Rather, AraCal is an exploration of these fluid scripts as they were handled, molded, and stretched…

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Tending the Spirit: An Interview with Master Ransui Yakata of the International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society (ICCPS)

By Steven Anderson / 11/10/2013 / 3 Comments

There are branches of the International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society (ICCPS) in eight major cities around the world. I was fortunate enough to be invited to enter the studio of ICCPS founder Master Ransui Yakata, who is the recipient of numerous awards at public exhibitions, including in ink painting (sumi-e). Master Ransui Yakata…

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Review of Snoopy Japanesque

By Julia Kimura / 01/10/2013 / 0 Comments

When I decided to come to Japan for a year (18 years ago), I had no idea how much this country suits my personality. However, it did not take me long to notice how important cuteness is in Japanese culture. So I can easily see why Snoopy is so well-loved here. The Snoopy Japanesque exhibit…

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How Selling Calligraphy Can Get You to Your Heart's Desire

By Dave Gosine / 19/09/2013 / 2 Comments

Like most artists we have to pay for life’s running cost, so we have a full-time or part-time job. Not saying a day job is bad, but wouldn’t you be happier creating Calligraphy, sumi-e or anything else you love and get paid to do it? Hopefully these tips will provide you with some ideas on…

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SNOOPY JAPANESQUE

By Dave Gosine / 09/09/2013 / 1 Comment

What do Peanuts and Snoopy have to do with Japanese calligraphy? Quite a lot it seems. Best Friends Snoopy and Charlie Brown and the spirit of Charles Schulz and artist Yoshiteru Otani can all be found in one delightful exhibition. SNOOPY JAPANESQUE traveled from Ginza to the Hankyu Umeda head offices in Osaka and can…

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Shodo is not about your Accomplishments with a Brush

By Steve Weiss / 21/05/2013 / 0 Comments

My introduction into shodo is perhaps somewhat different than many others. My journey began back in the late 1960s as a student of budō (武道). After studying

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Sumi-e from the Perspective of a Traditional Academically-trained European Artist

By Alfred Krupa / 24/04/2013 / 3 Comments

What I respect the most within sumi-e is its nature of contrast, of opposition, the visual – morphological tension that flows during application.

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The gentle brush strokes of Urban Calligraphy

By Dave Gosine / 03/04/2013 / 0 Comments

Simon Silaidis urban calligraphy leads him through inner peace and serenity to the path of wisdom.

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心意気を大事に( 中国書法 家国画家協会 矢形嵐酔氏インタビュー)

By Sakiko Yanagisawa / 12/02/2013 / 1 Comment

世界の主要都市8カ国に支部を持つ「 中国書法 家国画家協会」を運営者であり、様々な公募展で多数の受賞歴を持つ、水墨画家・書家の矢形嵐酔(愁渟)先生のアトリエにお邪魔してきました。

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