Shodo

The Love for Shodo

By Alona Debby-Furst / 27/07/2019 /

I am at work, its night shift, running from our operational tower the plane movements on the ground, airport marshals, and parking positions. Planes are taking off and landing and I am thinking about my visit to Japan. I have been asked by my Calligraphy master to write about our experience of writing the ‘100…

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5 Tips to Help Anyone Starting Off in Shodo

By Dave Gosine / 23/10/2015 /

From my conversations with the Beyond Calligraphy community, it seems that a lot of people have a difficult time finding a good shodo teacher from whom to learn or any teacher at all. This means that a lot of students are trying to learn from books or streaming video services. This is a double-edged sword.…

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Shadow Photography and Calligraphy

By Ikuko Fujisawa / 02/12/2013 /

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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Shodo is not about your Accomplishments with a Brush

By Steve Weiss / 21/05/2013 /

My introduction into shodo is perhaps somewhat different than many others. My journey began back in the late 1960s as a student of budō (武道). After studying

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Mighty Dragon Soars, Gracious Phoenix Dances – a few words on Wayou Shodou (和様書道).

By Ponte Ryūrui / 23/01/2012 /

tradition led to the development of what is referred to as wayou shodou. The pioneers of this style were the famous Sanpitsu (三筆, さんぴつ, i.e. “three

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Kanji: 子

By Ponte Ryūrui / 19/01/2012 /

子 is believed to be ruled by the water element (one of the four elements of nature that define the Chinese zodiac, and those are: 木 {pinyin: mù, i.e.

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When the Mind Soars, the Brush Dances: calligraphy research meetings

By Ponte Ryūrui / 14/01/2012 /

Those of us who choose the path of Sho (書, しょ, i.e. “to write”; here: “East Asian calligraphy”) study calligraphy all of their lives, not to become

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Kanji: 山

By Ponte Ryūrui / 11/01/2012 /

The sound and secondary meanings of the character 山 are strongly related to ancient Chinese myths. In “Explaining Simple (Characters) and

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Kanji: 三

By Ponte Ryūrui / 04/01/2012 /

三 is also closely related to the divinatory system of 64 hexagrams, introduced in the Book of Changes, also known as Five Classics (易経, pinyin: Yì jīng) whose

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Rinsho – the magical ink time machine. Part II

By Ponte Ryūrui / 29/12/2011 /

Before writing rinsho, I always try to obtain the printout of the entire work (both in colour [if available] and ink rubbing [拓本, たくほん, takuhon]). Naturally, sometimes it

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