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書道 と創造性〜人は書道から何を学んでいるのか〜

By Neigetsu / 11/08/2014 / 0 Comments

書道 を志したのは遅い. 大学で教育を学んでいた頃, 日本では不登校の子どもたちが年々増える中,

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How Selling Calligraphy Can Get You to Your Heart's Desire

By Dave Gosine / 19/09/2013 / 2 Comments

Like most artists we have to pay for life’s running cost, so we have a full-time or part-time job. Not saying a day job is bad, but wouldn’t you be happier creating Calligraphy, sumi-e or anything else you love and get paid to do it? Hopefully these tips will provide you with some ideas on…

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Why the World Would End without Stroke Orders

By Kaoru Akagawa / 01/08/2013 / 0 Comments

“Help me. I am having an argument with my Japanese teacher.” A friend of mine named Jochen who just started to take Japanese lessons wrote to me one day shivering in a rage. He was practicing Hiragana, or Japanese characters, when his teacher told him that he must learn the correct stroke order. But he…

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Feeling the Echo of Ink: An interview with Master Yamada.

By Rona Conti / 12/09/2012 / 4 Comments

Master Yamada is the organizer of “Calligraphy Friends From All Over Japan” and a member of the judging panel of the Mainichi Shodo Exhibition, one of the largest

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Kanji: 人

By Ponte Ryūrui / 11/07/2012 / 0 Comments

Shu shen (許慎, pinyin: Xǔ Shèn, ca. 58 C.E. – ca. 147 C.E.), the meaning of the character 人 was associated with the virtues of Heaven and Earth (i.e. the universe).

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Kanji: 森

By Ponte Ryūrui / 20/06/2012 / 0 Comments

森 follows a concept of three pictographs of a tree (木, き, ki) combined in one character, and it emphasises thick tree growth, i.e. woods.

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Kanji: 上

By Ponte Ryūrui / 14/06/2012 / 1 Comment

the character 上 originally meant “the higher part (or place)”, and it was represented by two horizontal lines. In later stages its meaning was broadened to

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Kanji: 小

By Ponte Ryūrui / 24/05/2012 / 1 Comment

Xiao Xu Ben a revision of Shuowen Jiezi written by the Late Han dynasty scholar Xu Kai, supports the above mentioned definition of 小, by further explanation

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Kanji: 女

By Ponte Ryūrui / 09/05/2012 / 1 Comment

a philologist of the Han dynasty (漢朝, pinyin: Hàn Cháo, 206 B.C. – 220 C.E.) is quite simple and straight forward. Xu states that the character 女 represents a woman.

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Kanji: 出

By Ponte Ryūrui / 24/04/2012 / 1 Comment

The shape of the character 出 symbolises a step forward executed with vigour; each step starts from placing the heel on the ground. A strongly placed foot

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