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Japanese Calligraphy

Calligraphy and Photography

By David Rubin / 30/06/2017 / 3 Comments

Calligraphy and photography share a common dilemma. Do they produce true art or merely crafts? That is, does their practice create real works of art, or are they simply well-crafted expressions with no deeper content than their surface beauty? Everyone writes, and thus everyone, intentionally or not, creates calligraphy. Today cameras are ubiquitous. Anyone and…

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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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Wang Xizhi and Kukai of a new era

By Beyond Calligraphy / 06/12/2012 / 0 Comments

The exhibition was held with the hope of nurturing a younger generation of calligraphers in the tradition of Wang Xizhi (王羲之) and Kukai (空海).

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新しい時代の 王羲之 や空海を!

By Sakiko Yanagisawa / 12/11/2012 / 3 Comments

この展覧会は、新しい時代の 王羲之 や空海を輩出したい、若い世代を育てたい、という想いを持つ、株式会社リンクスの担当者により7年前に企画され、開催されるようになりました。以後、毎年20-30代の書人に貴重な発表の場を提供し続けてきた素晴らしい展覧会です。

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Stroke of Luck ~ The Power of a Brush Stroke

By Casey Shannon / 30/10/2012 / 0 Comments

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

By Ponte Ryūrui / 26/07/2012 / 0 Comments

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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Encounters with Brushes: Part I

By Rona Conti / 09/07/2012 / 9 Comments

My encounters with brushes continued through college. When I landed in Boston I set up a painting studio, but a place to do ceramics was more challenging.

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Symphony of Ink, Part II

By Ponte Ryūrui / 25/06/2012 / 0 Comments

The work itself is mesmerizing, a brilliant ink application. The dry strokes, so called “kasure” (掠れ, かすれ) in Japanese, ought to add dynamism yet sometimes

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Wizards of Ink: 王羲之 (Wang Xizhi, 303 – 361), Part IV

By Ponte Ryūrui / 18/06/2012 / 0 Comments

A total of 21 copies of Wang Xizhi works survived. All of them were created during the Tang dynasty by the order of Emperor Taizong of Tang

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