Feeling nostalgic

I found this while trying to get rid of unnecessary household goods.

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It is a copying practice of a Chinese classic calligraphic piece I did more than ten years ago.

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My late mother liked it very much.  She was so pleased with how I did on this I couldn’t tell her that I missed one letter somewhere.

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Delightful announcement

Kyoto Art Craft Market 2020 Autumn

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http://kacm.jp/

http://kacm.jp/introduce.html

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It is such a pleasure and honor for me to participate in this great event to be held on September 12 and 13 at Kyoto Cultural Foundation <http://www.bunpaku.or.jp>, <http://www.bunpaku.or.jp/en/>.

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My booth is “E2” that is facing Sanjo Street, one of the pedestrians’ favorite streets in Kyoto.  I would be very happy and excited if many people would walk on this street and take a look at my calligraphic works in my booth and hopefully be interested in my calligraphy.

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Outline of this event follows below.

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<Date and time>

September 12th; 11:00 – 17:30

September 13th; 11:00 – 17:00

<Venue>

京都府京都文化博物館

http://www.bunpaku.or.jp

http://www.bunpaku.or.jp/en/

<Detailed information>

http://kacm.jp/introduce.html

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Seasons turn

Seasons turn

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This phrase is allocated to the last several days of August by the solar term system.

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It means the heat of the world (heaven and earth) is beginning to let up gradually.

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Actually, it has been a little rainy since early this morning and the heat isn’t so severe.

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Thanks for a good job!

These two scrolls returned from the picture framers’ shop after very properly framed.

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The one on the right is “unlimited possibilities”.  It may sound paradoxically but being inspired by this unprecedentedly inconvenient world at present, I got this idea thinking this adversity could unexpectedly give us “unlimited possibilities”.

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While the left one is my version of “Scarlet by the Rolling Stones”.  I was just so pleasantly surprised to hear this audio source was almost lost but found by chance.

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I know most calligraphers have their own ideas about what colors or materials be used to frame their works.  However, I completely trust my paperers for their good taste and skill.

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And this time again, I found myself quite right at this.

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Some lines from a children’s song

Today falls on July 7th according to the old lunar calendar.

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We celebrate Tanabata or the Star Festival on this day, the seventh day of the seventh month, following a romantic fairy tale from the ancient China about a sad story of two young lovers.

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So, I chose some lines from a children’s song for Tanabata as a material for calligraphic work.

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Aiming at a simple living

These days I have been working on a very difficult task, that is, very difficult “for me”, which is to make my life as simple as possible.

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I discarded lots of various kinds of articles in my house, large and small, including my old calligraphic works that were displayed in my previous four exhibits.

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However, there are a number of pieces I just can’t part with.

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The photo shows one of those to which I feel very attached.

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A little late blooming

I found a gardenia flower in my garden.

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The flowers usually bloom in June and July.

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Unfortunately, only one flower doesn’t give off a substantial aroma.

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I found a gardenia flower in my garden.

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The flowers usually bloom in June and July.

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Unfortunately, only one flower doesn’t give off a substantial aroma.

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The rain was barely enough/

To moisten the/

Gardenia flower/

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Translation and calligraphy by Chio

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Refreshing atmosphere

Entering the venue, I felt very refreshing and relaxed!

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This severe lingering heat never seems to leave, but the event makes you feel easier and a little comfortable.  You can escape from the heat and enjoy a variety of paper fans there until August 28.

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I think I was really lucky to take part in this program.

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