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Kanji: 一

By Ponte Ryūrui / 22/06/2011 /

一 belongs to the 指事文字 (shiji moji, i.e. characters expressing simple abstract concept) group of characters. One theory says that the shape of kanji 一 is based on the 算木 (sangi), which were divination rods (small wooden sticks of a similar shape to matches, but longer and thicker). Sangi were

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How to understand Far Eastern Calligraphy? (Part One)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 14/06/2011 /

Before we venture into the abyssal realm of Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, we need to ask ourselves a question: what does “calligraphy” really mean? Word “calligraphy” has Greek etymology, and it derives

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Ginza, Tokyo - Seal Carving Exhibition - April 2011

Seal Carving Exhibition in Ginza, Tokyo, 2011. April.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 05/04/2011 /

This time we would like to invite you on a virtual tour to a seal carving exhibition that took place in Tokyo, in April 2011. Some 400 seal imprints were displayed, as well as around

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What is Beyond Calligraphy

By Dave Gosine / 01/01/2011 /

Beyond Calligraphy is a artistic project aiming at introducing Chinese and Japanese calligraphy to anyone willing to learn more about this fascinating art. This blog is devoted to presenting current calligraphic events In the Far East (presently, with main focus on Japan), as well as various presentations lavishly decorated with pictures or videos, that reveal…

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