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Kanji: 空

By Ponte Ryūrui / 22/10/2011 /

空 belongs to the 形声文字 (けいせいもじ, keiseimoji, i.e. phono-semantic compound characters). This is by far the largest group of Chinese characters, encompassing

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Kanji: 金

By Ponte Ryūrui / 18/10/2011 /

The kanji 金 is a pictograph of copper ore cast in a mould. It can also represent one of the 五色の金 (ごしきのかね, go shiki no kane, i.e. “metals of the five colors)

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Kanji: 休

By Ponte Ryūrui / 04/10/2011 /

休 belongs to the 会意文字 (かいいもじ, kaii moji, i.e. set of characters that are a combination of two or more pictographs, or characters whose meaning was based

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Selecting works for a calligraphy exhibition

By Ponte Ryūrui / 02/10/2011 /

Every calligraphy exhibition is an extremely important event, but the December’s exhibition is particularly significant. It is most likely the biggest

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What to do with ink leftovers?

By Ponte Ryūrui / 28/09/2011 /

One of the ingredients of calligraphy ink itself is animal-bone-extract based glue. The same glue is used for gluing ink pieces together. To accomplish this

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Kanji: 九

By Ponte Ryūrui / 16/09/2011 /

九 belongs to the 象形文字 (しょうけいもじ, shōkeimoji, i.e. set of characters of pictographic origin). It is a pictograph of a dragon, or more precisely a dragon-serpent

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Kanji: 気

By Ponte Ryūrui / 13/09/2011 /

気 belongs to the 形声文字 (けいせいもじ, keiseimoji, i.e. phono-semantic compound characters). This is by far the largest group of Chinese characters,

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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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Kanji: 学

By Ponte Ryūrui / 01/09/2011 /

学 belongs to the 会意文字 (かいいもじ, kaii moji, i.e. set of characters that are a combination of two or more pictographs, or characters whose meaning was based on

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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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