7/09/2007

Calligraphy

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Calligraphy , shodoo 書道

East Asian calligraphy

Asian calligraphy typically uses ink brushes to write Chinese characters (called Hanzi in Chinese, Hanja in Korean, Kanji in Japanese, and Hán Tu in Vietnamese). Calligraphy (in Chinese, Shufa 書法, in Korean, Seoye 書藝, in Japanese Shodō 書道, all meaning "the way of writing") is considered an important art in East Asia and the most refined form of East Asian painting.
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77 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy by Poets, Monks, and Scholars, 1568-1868
Stephen Addis



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Dragon Horse Temple 龍馬山
. Yoshitsune Temple Gikeiji at Minmaya

「義経寺」(ぎけいじ) 三厩村 .



. Dragon Calligraphy .


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TANCHU TERAYAMA and Zen Calligraphy: Hitsuzendo

"Dragon" Calligraphy by Yamaoka Tesshu

Scrolls with Daruma, many with calligraphy

Inkstone, 翡翠硯(すずり) suzuri with Daruma face !



Literally "The Way of Writing" - - -
All about Calligraphy by Mark Schumacher !



History of Japanese ink painting
source : www.ink-treasures.com


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Artists involved in beyondcalligraphy.com project are members of the All Japan Organization of Calligraphy Art and Literature (全日本書芸文化院, Zen Nihon Shogei Bunkain) which has a long tradition and utmost respect here in Japan.

We are also members of Shosoin (書宗院), a calligraphy organization devoted to the study and research of Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, founded by grand master calligrapher Kuwahara Suihou (桑原翠邦) who was the most talented pupil of grand master Hidai Tenrai (比田井天来), often called “the father of modern calligraphy”. Grand master Hidai Tenrai was an initiator of avant-garde calligraphy in Japan, a trend that has had great influence not only on Chinese artists and calligraphers but also modern abstract painters, sculptors, etc., all over the world.
source : www.beyond-calligraphy.com


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"Frog and calligrapher"
Tsukioka (Taiso) Yoshitoshi

Ono no Tōfū (894-966) Ono no Doofu, Ono no Dofu, Ono no Tofu

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Ono no Michikaze or Ono no Tōfū 小野 道風
(894 – February 9, 966) was a prominent Shodōka (Japanese calligrapher) who lived in the Heian period (794–1185).
One of the so-called Sanseki 三跡 (Three Brush Traces), along with Fujiwara no Sukemasa and Fujiwara no Yukinari. Tōfū is considered the founder of Japanese style calligraphy or wayōshodō 和様書道.
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Ono no Takamura (小野 篁) also known as
Sangi no Takamura 参議篁, Sangi no Takamura
(802 – February 3, 853)
Ono no Michikaze and Ono no Komachi are Takamura's direct descendants.
. Shrine Onoterusaki jinja 小野照崎神社 .


小野炭や手習ふ人の灰ぜせり
Ono-zumi ya tenarau hito no hai zeseri

this charcoal from Ono -
a student of calligraphy
scribbles in the ashes


The famous calligrapher Ono no Toofuu 小野東風 / 小野道風 (894 - 967) is said to have practised writing characters in the ashes of a brazier.

. Matsuo Basho and Charcoal from Ono .

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. Calligraphy from China .
Ouyang Xun 歐陽詢
(557–641)
and Japanese Kinoshita Mariko 木下真理子


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............... H A I K U


KIGO for the New Year

First Calligraphy, kakizome 書初め
..... kissho 吉書 "auspicious writing"
On January 2, people take the brush for the first time in the New Year. The ink is ground with fresh first water (wakamizu) from the well. The words written include a wish for the New Year or some auspicious poems.
The writing is hung at the Shelf of the Gods (kamidana), to make the deities aware of your wish.
Others burn the paper outside and judge from the hight of the smoke and paper pieces if the Gods accept your offering and your writing will improve in the coming year.


. fude hajime 筆始(ふではじめ)first use of the brush   
..... shihitsu 試筆(しひつ), shigoo 試毫(しごう)
shikan 試簡(しかん), shimen 試免(しめん)
shiei 試穎(しえい), shiko 試觚(しこ)
shishun 試春(ししゅん)"first calligraphy in spring"


. Kitano no fudehajime sai 北野の筆始祭
(きたののふではじめさい)
first use of the brush ceremony at Kitano .

Kitano Tenmangu in Kyoto 北野天満宮 京都


hatsu suzuri 初硯(はつすずり)first use of the ink stone






taking the brush
365 days
first calligraphy


Gabi Greve


. NEW YEAR
KIGO for HUMANITY



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writing a spell, gihoo o kaku 儀方を書く (ぎほうをかく)
..... gihoo o shosu 儀方を書す(ぎほうをしょす)
observance kigo for mid-summer

In ancient China it was custom on May 5 to write the two characters GIHO 儀方 on a piece of paper and paste this onto the four main pillars of the home to ward off mosquitoes and flies during the summer time. In Japan, this tradition was followed for some time too.

. Mosquitoes and kigo



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First Birthday Calligraphy in India
haiku topic for India

We have calligraphy in every Indian language - an art that was practiced most widely, until the computer fonts came into being! The most preferred is the Sanskritised letters in English - English lettering which resembles the Sanskrit script.
On a child's first birthday - his/ her hand is guided by the Hindu priest who writes the first letters of the alphabets of the child mother tongue, on rice [with the husk] placed on a plate.

Kala Ramesh

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© Hindu Wisdom, Indian Art


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LINKS to online dictionaries

古文書くずし字検索
http://komonjo.riok.net/charSrch/index.html

東京大学史料編纂所
http://wwwap.hi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ships/db.html

漢字データベースプロジェクト
http://kanji-database.sourceforge.net/

http://www.buddhism-dict.net/ddb/ - (sign in with user name = guest)

http://www.aisf.or.jp/~jaanus/ - Japanese Architecture and Art New Users Systems

http://www.eudict.com/

http://jigen.net/kanji/13661

http://www.kanjijiten.net./
http://kotobank.jp/
http://www.smartkanji.net/
http://www.wul.waseda.ac.jp/kotenseki/index.html

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/jhti/cgi-bin/jhti/vocasel.cgi
(search classical Japanese texts)


http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/onlinejdic.html
(Online Japanese Dictionaries and Glossaries)

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterEtymology.aspx?submitButton1=Etymology&characterInput=%E5%AF%BF

http://factsanddetails.com/japan.php?itemid=682&catid=20&subcatid=128

http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/Lindict/

http://en.glosbe.com/ja/en/



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1 comment:

Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Kasugai shi 春日井市 Kasugai town

Kasugai City Tofu Memorial Museum - Ono no Tōfū 小野道風 (894-966)
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kasugai . . .