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figure 1 2 hiragana ni horz 300x174 - 平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): に (i.e. “ni”)

平仮名 (ひらがな, hiragana): に (i.e. “ni”)

By Ponte Ryūrui / 10/11/2011 /

The modern form of に comes from the cursive form of the kanji 仁 (に, ni, i.e. “benevolence”, “compassion”, etc.). Follow the progression of the different

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figure 1 dec 2011 exhibitions preparations 1024x700 300x205 - Preparations for a calligraphy exhibition

Preparations for a calligraphy exhibition

By Ponte Ryūrui / 12/09/2011 /

At times I am asked to submit works for calligraphy exhibitions in Japan. There are various events that take place here and there, and some of them are

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figure 1 hand written characters vs computer font 217x300 217x300 - Hand-written Chinese characters vs. computer font.

Hand-written Chinese characters vs. computer font.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 28/08/2011 /

Vast majority of young people in Japan has troubles with remembering how to reconstruct given Hand-written Chinese character from their memory, and

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Importance of the stroke order in writing Chinese characters.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 02/07/2011 /

Not many people would give it a thought, but the stroke order (i.e. the order in which you write the lines of each kanji) is more important than it may seem

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