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Why do People Ask Calligraphers to Have Their Name Translated from English to Japanese?

By Dave Gosine / 24/06/2015 /

We have been publishing Beyond-Calligraphy for some time now, and we have made many good friends and received many interesting requests. Some requests are easy, others are interesting, and then there are some that just keep don’t make sense to the team. This one is asked frequently. “Can you please translate my name from English…

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Calligraphy works: 龍 (りゅう, ryū), i.e.”dragon”

By Ponte Ryūrui / 26/07/2012 /

龍 (りゅう, ryū), i.e.”dragon”. The treasures used were a soft mountain goat brush (羊毛筆) with a long and thin bristle accompanied by thick but dry ink, which

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彷徨う 龍 の魂の軌跡

By Beyond Calligraphy / 03/07/2012 /

水墨画(墨絵)という芸術は、もともと東アジア(主に中国と日本)のものであり、私の故郷ポーランドでは、特に、アジアの文化に慣れ親しんでいない人にとっては、むしろ異色なものでした。芸術の本質は無限で、作品の隅々まで、深く味わわせてくれます。 […]

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Phantom of the Nine Dragons’ Master

By Mariusz Schmerdt / 02/05/2012 /

A Western dragon was often associated with evil and ferocity, whereas an Asian dragon was characterized as wise and benevolent.,some features and attributed

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Nine Sons of The Dragon King

By Ponte Ryūrui / 06/03/2012 /

the most renowned Asian dragon ink painting – The Nine Dragons Scroll (九龍圖卷, pinyin: Jiǔ long tú juǎn). Chen Rong was a scholar and also a low level official

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Magnificent Ink Giants

By Ponte Ryūrui / 21/02/2012 /

To give you some comparisons, it takes me approximately 12-15 hours to prepare 0.5 litres of ink, and I use an ink grinding machine that is capable of

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Mighty Dragon Soars, Gracious Phoenix Dances – a few words on Wayou Shodou (和様書道).

By Ponte Ryūrui / 23/01/2012 /

tradition led to the development of what is referred to as wayou shodou. The pioneers of this style were the famous Sanpitsu (三筆, さんぴつ, i.e. “three

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Blessings of the Dragon Gods

By Ponte Ryūrui / 02/01/2012 /

Dragons in Far Eastern mythology are benevolent creatures; bearers of wisdom, power, and positive energy. Together with a phoenix, dragon’s Yin counterpart

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