Category: calligraphy art

Guardian god Tiger on Kakejiku art

Tiger on Kakejiku art Tigers are one of the very popular subjects on Japanese Kakejiku art. Kakejiku is Japanese traditional hanging scroll. It is hung on the wall in Japanese style room, especially on alcove “Tokonoma”, since ancient time. Tiger

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Beautiful Crane birds, Japanese good luck symbol

YouTube video crane bird

Crane birds – Japanese good luck symbol We, Japanese have a deep connection with crane birds since ancient times. The beautiful crane birds can be seen in many occasions, such as Japanese old stories, music, paintings, and so on. Crane

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World heritage Mt. Fuji

World heritage Mt. Fuji picture in Suibokuga

World heritage -Mt. Fuji Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, the altitude of 3,776m. It is well known not just in Japan but in the world as the world heritage site. The reason Mt. Fuji was selected as

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Japanese traditional painting art SUIBOKUGA 水墨画

Japanese traditional painting art SUIBOKUGO 水墨画

Suibokuga (水墨画)- Japanese traditional painting art Suibokuga is sometimes called Zen Painting. Sumie is painting with ink. And Suibokuga is one of Sumie painting, with the gradation of dark black to light black. Main tool for Suibokuga, “Sumi ink” is

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Japanese traditional Emakimono 絵巻物 scrolls and landscape scenery scroll

Making Emakimono style Japanese scenery painting art scroll

Japanese EMAKIMONO style hanging scroll First of all, what is EMAKIMONO?? Emakimono – “E” means “pictures”, “makimono” means “scroll” in Japanese. Emakimono is a Japanese traditional horizontal scroll which tells stories with pictures. From right side, we unroll the scroll

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Sensitivity of Japanese painting, Ink painting art “墨絵(Sumie)”

Japanese painting calligraphy Ink art Kakejiku wall decor ZEN circle with Mt Fuji and bamboo

When I started doing calligraphy again, I did not think about painting. Ink painting (墨絵 Sumie) is well known in Japan, and my grandmother used to do Ink painting art, so it was familiar to me too. Plus I liked

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Doing calligraphy is meditation

Japanese calligraphy Ichigo Ichie One in a lifetime meeting 一期一会

After receiving calligraphy tools from our grandparents, I started doing calligraphy again. Soon after, I realized doing calligraphy is a good meditation. Calligraphy is one of the main Japanese culture, and related to our history. In our Japanese history, calligraphy

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Japanese beauty – Japanese calligraphy

making calligraphy art painting

We have learned calligraphy since we were small kids. This is not unusual, as all kids learn calligraphy at elementary school. Calligraphy is a part of our culture. Calligraphy comes from China, same as Chinese characters “Kanji(漢字). Now we have

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Kimono style modern ZEN small hanging scrolls – Kakejiku wall decoration

Japanese Kimono small Kakejiku hanging scroll of Koi fish painting art

Small compact size Kakejiku hanging scroll – Kimono silk and fabric, Japanese painting art

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Do you like Bamboo forest?

Japanese painting calligraphy art hanging scroll Kakejiku wall decor bamboo

Do you like bamboo forest?  We have Japanese style bamboo painting artworks!

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