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The Art of Japanese Calligraphy

By Rona Conti / 25/09/2013 / 2 Comments

What is the art of Japanese calligraphy at its essence? Descriptions abound, but to see, to feel, to view through the lens of a Madrid photographer and filmmaker captivated by the process is to enter fully into the experience. Music accompaniment with only a few words for identification makes for a ten minute view from…

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Ink painting, Sumi-e, Suibokuga and Calligraphy Exhibition in Tokyo

By Rona Conti / 29/08/2013 / 2 Comments

An exhibition organized by Master Yakata Ransui (矢形嵐酔), President and Founder of ICCPS, was held in Tokyo from June 3rd to June 9th. Ink painting, sumi-e, suibokuga and Japanese and Chinese calligraphy were presented. The International Chinese Calligraphic Art & Chinese Ink Painting Artist Society, with Ransui Yakata as President and General Director, has head…

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The Story of a 4th Generation Japanese Scroll Mounter

By Niko Kitsakis / 13/05/2013 / 0 Comments

Hideyuki Kamon makes Kakejiku – the hanging scrolls you see in japanese tea rooms, temples or traditional guest houses. He is what is called a “Hyōgushi”, a scroll mounter.

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Words Become Art All Around The World

By Beyond Calligraphy / 05/11/2012 / 0 Comments

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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From I Love You to Sushi and Everything in Between: On Developing a New Online Japanese Dictionary

By Bui Hoang Hai / 23/10/2012 / 1 Comment

I’ve recently been developing a new online Japanese dictionary for Japanese learners at romajidesu.com. Why bother creating a new dictionary when there are

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Hairy Thugs

By Ponte Ryūrui / 29/05/2012 / 2 Comments

The Hairy Thugs gang was founded long ago, back in early 30’s. As you can see in the historical photo, the captured brothers Hai Sum Bai and Lo Sum Bai

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A Global Nomad Inspired By Asian Cultures: Part I

By Antje Goldflam / 08/05/2012 / 4 Comments

All this culminated with a Chinese Lion Dance – my first contact with what later turned into a passion for all things Asian.

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Calligraphy Marking a New Year

By Ponte Ryūrui / 11/04/2012 / 0 Comments

In Japan, on the second day of the first month of the calendar, there is a tradition of writing the first calligraphy of the New Year. This custom originated in the Imperial

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New Life Enchanted Ink Traces.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 28/01/2012 / 1 Comment

There is, however, one instance when the magic of ink embraces our days, and we slow down and take a few moments for quiet appreciation.

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When the Mind Soars, the Brush Dances: calligraphy research meetings

By Ponte Ryūrui / 14/01/2012 / 5 Comments

Those of us who choose the path of Sho (書, しょ, i.e. “to write”; here: “East Asian calligraphy”) study calligraphy all of their lives, not to become

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