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CALLIGRAPHY

A participant writes during a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo on Jan. 5, 2023.
JAPAN
Dec 19, 2023
Japan to propose nation's calligraphy for UNESCO heritage list
In response to a Cultural Affairs Council recommendation, the government will submit a proposal to the U.N. body by next March.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Jun 26, 2023
Debate raised on correcting left-handed children over calligraphy
“This is the age of diversity. Isn’t it up to him to decide which hand he wants to write with?” asks one mother who has a left-handed son.
Japan Times
CARTOONS / ZERO GRAVITY
Mar 11, 2023
Roger Dahl on calligraphy tuition
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Oct 22, 2022
Peter Liedberg: ‘It’s rare for businesses in Japan to even know about sign painting’
A Swedish graphic designer and sign painter finds that if you have a genuine interest in what you're doing, then it's less painful trying to become better at it.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Dec 28, 2021
COVID-19, diversity and art were among the things we were talking about in 2021
Paralympics announcer Jason Hancock said it best, 'I feel our generation has the ability to bring a fully inclusive Japan closer to reality.'
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
May 24, 2021
Marc Davies: ‘To write beautifully is to solve a fundamental problem of art’
Nationally acclaimed calligrapher Marc Davies has been practicing shodu014d since 1996, achieving the rank of Master Instructor in 2019. Here, he shares his take on the art form.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 29, 2019
The scrolls that keep immortal poets truly alive
The Kyoto National Museum brings together the largest number of fragments of the 13th-century scrolls 'Satake Version, Thirty-Six Immortal Poets,' since it was cut up into pieces and dispersed among the wealthy in 1919.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 2, 2018
A master of Zen wisdom and dad jokes
If you are an older chubby man with a receding hairline and facing nothing but a decline into old age and death, there's always the work of Zen monk Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) to fall back on.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 24, 2018
Of the many items in a calligrapher's toolbox, the most important are words
Yuyushi Furuta was on a path to commercial success with her calligraphy when she decided to take a left turn.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 24, 2018
Ike no Taiga: The 'true view' travel painter
"The Genius of Ike no Taiga: Carefree Traveler, Legendary Painter," at Kyoto National Museum, is magisterial. Edo Period (1603-1868) Kyoto teemed with big name painters, but Taiga (1723-1776) was superlative.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Jan 27, 2018
Sosuke Kitamura: A man of painted words
Name: Sosuke Kitamura
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JAPAN
Jan 5, 2018
Thousands draw on Japan's past for annual calligraphy contest
Hundreds of students participated in a New Year calligraphy contest at Tokyo's Budokan on Jan. 5. Children were split up by age group and asked to perfectly draw a word or phrase in traditional Japanese style.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Aug 5, 2017
'Chinese Script: History, Characters, Calligraphy': Exploring the roots of kanji
From bone shards to swipe keyboards, "Chinese Script: History, Characters, Calligraphy" is a brief but absorbing crash course on the origins and evolution of China's writing system that tackles a range of topics beyond language.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 16, 2016
'Charm of the Scholar's Desk: Water Droppers of the Joseon Dynasty'
Aug. 13-Nov. 27
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
May 7, 2016
Matthew Ireton: 'Continuation is the key to success'
Radio/TV show host on calligraphy, singing shirtless and waking up ridiculously early.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 8, 2016
'Tomioka Tessai Retrospective'
March 12-May 8
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CULTURE / Art
Feb 19, 2016
Calligrapher Souun Takeda spreads healing power of the brush
The keyboard has all but supplanted the handwritten message as the communication mode of choice, but calligrapher Souun Takeda believes the pen — or more precisely, the brush — is a mightier tool for tapping into something more visceral.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 29, 2015
'Power of Characters, Power of Calligraphy III: Styles of Calligraphy'
Jan. 9-Feb. 14
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Dec 28, 2015
Aichi printing company publishes calendar produced by man with no arms
A printing company has produced a calendar bearing kanji characters written by a staffer who has no arms.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 21, 2015
Calligrapher with Down syndrome takes message of hope to U.N.
An acclaimed Japanese calligrapher and disability rights advocate addresses World Down Syndrome Day at the United Nations.

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