書道

CALLIGRAPHY

The way of writing

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D Japanese is traditionally written vertically, from top to bottom.

In the Western world, calligraphy (shodo) is associated with penmanship, but in Japan it’s considered an art. The angle and pressure of the brush on paper, the gradation of the black ink, the journey of the stroke, and the position of the script all reflect the artist’s pursuit of beauty and self-expression.

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D The kanji for “winter” in the sosho style of calligraphy.

Japan had no form of writing system ...

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