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maki fude

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Restoring a 100+ year old Unpei fude (maki fude) brush

By Rona Conti / 11/03/2013 / 0 Comments

Unpei fude is also known as kami maki fude (紙巻筆, かみまきふで), or, maki fude, literally meaning “(paper) wrapped brush”, and the construction of maki fude

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Întâlnirile mele cu pensulele: Partea I

By Beyond Calligraphy / 16/11/2012 / 0 Comments

Întâlnirile mele cu pensulele au continuat pănă la finalul facultăţii. Când am aterizat la Boston, mi-am amenajat un atelier de pictură, dar era mai dificil

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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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The Dying Trade of Yamato

By Ponte Ryūrui / 21/05/2012 / 3 Comments

It is my great hope that the trade of brush making will continue and thrive, and that this old and nearly forgotten tradition will find its followers in the future.

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