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figure 1 40th anniversary all japan calligraphy 300x241 300x241 - 40th Anniversary Exhibition of All Japan Calligraphy Art and Literature Association, Part I.

40th Anniversary Exhibition of All Japan Calligraphy Art and Literature Association, Part I.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 08/01/2012 /

All Japan Calligraphy Art and Literature Association (全日本書芸文化院, ぜんにほんしょげいぶんかいん, Zen Nihon Shogei Bunkain) was formed 61 years ago by Masters of the

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figure 4 konohana kai 1024x694 300x203 - The 82nd calligraphy exhibition of Konohana Kai (斯華会), Part 2.

The 82nd calligraphy exhibition of Konohana Kai (斯華会), Part 2.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 22/09/2011 /

It further emphasizes the gently cascading composition of this calligraphy, showing the skill of the calligrapher. Delicate ink accents suggest that it

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figure 1 konohana kai 1024x695 300x204 - The 82nd calligraphy exhibition of Konohana Kai (斯華会), Part 1.

The 82nd calligraphy exhibition of Konohana Kai (斯華会), Part 1.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 22/09/2011 /

The 斯華会 (このはなかい, Konohana Kai) calligraphy association was founded by Master Ono Gadō (小野 鵞堂, おのがどう, 1862 – 1922)110 years ago. 鵞堂 (lit. “Goose Temple”) was

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figure 5 mushin kai 1024x695 300x204 - 59回無心会書展 – 59th Calligraphy exhibition of Mushin Kai (Part 2).

59回無心会書展 – 59th Calligraphy exhibition of Mushin Kai (Part 2).

By Ponte Ryūrui / 20/09/2011 /

The style of this calligraphy brilliantly contrasts with its meaning: “to become silent and pray peacefully” (黙而祈寧), depicting complexity of the relation

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figure 1 mushin kai 300x243 300x243 - 59回無心会書展 – 59th Calligraphy exhibition of Mushin Kai (Part 1).

59回無心会書展 – 59th Calligraphy exhibition of Mushin Kai (Part 1).

By Ponte Ryūrui / 20/09/2011 /

I visited the 59th calligraphy exhibition of 書道研究 無心会 (しょどうけんきゅうむしんかい, shodō kenkyū mushin kai, i.e. Mushinkai Calligraphy Research Organisation). 無心会 is

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figure 11a master ishitobi hakko 1 1024x389 300x114 - The calligraphy exhibition of Master Ishitobi Hakkō (石飛博光), Tōkyō, July 2011, Part 3.

The calligraphy exhibition of Master Ishitobi Hakkō (石飛博光), Tōkyō, July 2011, Part 3.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 23/08/2011 /

Master Ishitobi Hakkō did not simply copy this masterpiece. He enhanced it with his own interpretation. It is not the exact copying skills that show

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figure 5 master ishitobi hakko 1 1024x416 300x122 - The calligraphy exhibition of Master Ishitobi Hakkō (石飛博光), Tōkyō, July 2011, Part 2.

The calligraphy exhibition of Master Ishitobi Hakkō (石飛博光), Tōkyō, July 2011, Part 2.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 19/08/2011 /

Calligraphy is a “heart imagery”, which offers us magical powers to paint with words of the soul. It is a poem within a poem, a painting within a painting,

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figure 1 master ishitobi hakko 1 710x1024 208x300 - The calligraphy exhibition of Master Ishitobi Hakkō (石飛博光), Tōkyō, July 2011, Part 1.

The calligraphy exhibition of Master Ishitobi Hakkō (石飛博光), Tōkyō, July 2011, Part 1.

By Ponte Ryūrui / 17/08/2011 /

In July, Beyond Calligraphy visited the calligraphy exhibition of Master Ishitobi Hakkō (石飛博光, いしとびはっこう). The event was titled “Into the future”

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