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The Art of Japanese Calligraphy

By Rona Conti / 25/09/2013 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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