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How are Inkstones and Cast Iron Cookware similar?

By Dave Gosine / 04/04/2014 /

As a young child I used to watch my father cook and help my mother bake. This explains why I find cooking relaxing after a long day working at the computer. As the primary evening cook in my household, I decided to purchase some iron cookware pans. I was used to them from my childhood.…

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The Beauty of Inefficiency: A story about Traditional Hiragana

By Kaoru Akagawa / 22/03/2013 /

My grandmother is one of the last generations to use the old Hiragana in daily life. By contrast, my Father, who was born in

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Calligraphy exhibition to raise funds for four independent Chinese schools

By Beyond Calligraphy / 02/02/2013 /

The Lion-Parkson Foundation organised a Chinese New Year Calligraphy Exhibition-cum-charity sale recently to raise funds to help needy students in Chinese schools.

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Huang Yao ’s unique Chinese calligraphy – Chuyun Shu (or Rising Cloud Writing) – Part 1

By Huang Yao / 28/01/2013 /

Huang Yao’s father taught his young six year old son calligraphy and painting, according to the tradition of literati families.

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Words Become Art All Around The World

By Beyond Calligraphy / 05/11/2012 /

Calligraphy can be considered a formative art that uses writing as its medium. While typical writing is used as a set of signs designed to replace spoken words

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Stroke of Luck ~ The Power of a Brush Stroke

By Casey Shannon / 30/10/2012 /

I experienced a massive left hemisphere brain-stem stroke four days after my 36th birthday. In an instant, I was paralyzed.

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Inspire Others: Volume 1, Issue 2

By Dave Gosine / 17/10/2012 /

Welcome to Inspire Others. As we continue the theme Autumn, the next inspirational word will be Chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemums through out Asian History have

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Feeling the Echo of Ink: An interview with Master Yamada.

By Rona Conti / 12/09/2012 /

Master Yamada is the organizer of “Calligraphy Friends From All Over Japan” and a member of the judging panel of the Mainichi Shodo Exhibition, one of the largest

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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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