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How are Inkstones and Cast Iron Cookware similar?

By Dave Gosine / 04/04/2014 / 0 Comments

As a young child I used to watch my father cook and help my mother bake. This explains why I find cooking relaxing after a long day working at the computer. As the primary evening cook in my household, I decided to purchase some iron cookware pans. I was used to them from my childhood.…

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Shadow Photography and Calligraphy

By Ikuko Fujisawa / 02/12/2013 / 0 Comments

いつからだろう、影を見つめるようになったのは?書と墨の色に魅了され、日本を愛していた私が、南半球の国、オーストラリアに移住したのは20数年前。

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What Calligraphy Teachers Never Told You About The Nitten

By Rona Conti / 04/11/2013 / 0 Comments

Is scandal possible in the world of Japanese calligraphy? The Nitten, the largest annual fine arts exhibition in Japan and currently attended by about 175,000 visitors, has admitted to rigging exhibition results for the screening of the 2009 section “seal engraving” within the calligraphy section of the exhibition for that year. Further research resulted in…

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ことば・感動を書に

By Sakiko Yanagisawa / 08/07/2013 / 0 Comments

小さな体からはとても想像できないような、何メールもある大きな作品を発表し続けている書家、浅田聖子。
学校の体育館の端から端まで紙を広げ、手も脚も墨だらけになりながら全身で筆を操っていく制作風景は血気盛んで、見るものを魅了します。

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次世代の若き 篆刻 家にインタビュー!part2

By Sakiko Yanagisawa / 01/06/2013 / 0 Comments

前回、展覧会の作品をピックアップしてレポートいたしましたが、今回は 篆刻 家にスポットをあててご紹介します。

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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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次世代の若き 篆刻 家にインタビュー!part1

By Sakiko Yanagisawa / 02/05/2013 / 0 Comments

前回、展覧会の作品をピックアップしてレポートいたしましたが、今回は2人の 篆刻 家にスポットをあててご紹介します。

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The Beauty of Inefficiency: A story about Traditional Hiragana

By Kaoru Akagawa / 22/03/2013 / 2 Comments

My grandmother is one of the last generations to use the old Hiragana in daily life. By contrast, my Father, who was born in

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心意気を大事に( 中国書法 家国画家協会 矢形嵐酔氏インタビュー)

By Sakiko Yanagisawa / 12/02/2013 / 1 Comment

世界の主要都市8カ国に支部を持つ「 中国書法 家国画家協会」を運営者であり、様々な公募展で多数の受賞歴を持つ、水墨画家・書家の矢形嵐酔(愁渟)先生のアトリエにお邪魔してきました。

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In the Beginning was the Word

By Rona Conti / 25/01/2013 / 2 Comments

Through her spoken words in Japanese and subtitles in English along with exquisite visuals, she grinds sumi ink and begins to calligraphy while explaining her

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