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5 Tips to Help Anyone Starting Off in Shodo

By Dave Gosine / 23/10/2015 / 3 Comments

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 / 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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Shodo is not about your Accomplishments with a Brush

By Steve Weiss / 21/05/2013 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 2 Comments

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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Kanji: 山

By Ponte Ryūrui / 11/01/2012 / 5 Comments

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 / 4 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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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The Sun of Vast Skies – a calligraphy seal. Part I

By Ponte Ryūrui / 26/12/2011 / 0 Comments

Seal placement and the quality of the seal impression, so called “seal shadow” (印影, いんえい, in-ei), are crucial and require focus and good sense of

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Kanji: 校

By Ponte Ryūrui / 24/12/2011 / 0 Comments

校 consists of two main radicals, which are 木 (き, ki, i.e. “wood”) and 交 (こう, kō, i.e. “mingle”, “mixing”). 木 is a pictograph of a tree, whereas 交 is the

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