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Japanese craft

Climbing the Moon Tree, Part 2.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 12/06/2012 / 1 Comment

Continuing the story of the Hankeido (桂堂攀, はんけいどう, Hankeidō) workshop, the construction of maki fude (巻筆, まきふで) is most unusual. The first 3rd of the root of the tuft is wrapped and strengthened with a hand-made Japanese hemp paper, also known as washi (和紙, わし). Thus, the name maki (to wrap) fude (brush). Because of…

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Climbing the Moon Tree, Part 1

By Ponte Ryūrui / 05/06/2012 / 4 Comments

The name chosen by Konoe Iehiro was Hankeidou, which literally means “climbing the wisteria tree”. According to an old Chinese legend, a wisteria tree (桂) grew on the moon,

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