Who is this?

It was the Day 1 of the big event, the Kyoto Art Craft Market.

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A lady from the office of this event said, “If you use this “face shield” with your glasses, the whole world would instantly become foggy” and soon it turned out that she was quite right.

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At the end of today, I got very exhausted because of the severe lingering heat, strong sunshine and humidity.  Still, I had such a good time meeting and talking with many people at the venue.

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Now, I am looking forward to experiencing more fun there tomorrow!

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Grandpa’s calligraphy

This is the official enumeration of commemorative gifts from my grandfather on my mother’s side to my grandfather on my father’s side on the occasion of my parents’ engagement.

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I found this when cleaning and getting rid of unnecessary household goods.

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As I thought my grandpa’s calligraphy was pretty good, I asked my paperer to frame it into a scroll.

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New works

The photo shows my new works on Tanzaku or narrow strips of paper for calligraphy.

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I hope they will be loved at the venue of this big event.

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On wood, this time

I tried some of the same motifs as before on wood.

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Paper, wood, cloth; they are very attractive as bases for calligraphic pieces.

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World keeps changing

This small, old piece of paper is an offcut of the paper for the sliding doors in Japanese houses.

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I remember my mother pasting new sheets of paper on all the sliding doors in the house before the New Year Holidays.  And seeing her do that, I used to imagine myself doing the same thing as a grown-up woman.

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However, in the first place, there are no sliding doors left in my house now.

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Autumn butterfly/

Went inside the/

Four-o’clock flowers/

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Translation and calligraphy by Chio

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Supreme compliment

In November 2017, by good fortune I was allowed to participate in an exhibition by three calligraphers from Poland and Japan.

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At its pre-event gathering, luckily, I had a chance to perform calligraphy in front of many people, which was the best occasion in my life as a calligrapher.

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After my performance, someone told me that the movement of my arm with the brush was like something flowing on water.

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When I told my present teacher about this comment after returning to Kyoto, she said I should have been more courteous and expressed the politest thanks to that person.  For, according to her, “the arm movement in calligraphy is like flowing on water or dancing in the air” is definitely the best compliment to a calligrapher.

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Progress report

You will find these works at the “Kyoto Art Craft Market 2020 Autumn”.

I am very happy to be allowed to participate in it and I do hope many people with interest in Japanese style calligraphy will drop by.

 

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Delightful announcement

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Kyoto Art Craft Market 2020 Autumn

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http://kacm.jp/

http://kacm.jp/pdf/kacm2020_autumun.pdf

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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&gt;, <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

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<Venue>

京都府京都文化博物館

http://www.bunpaku.or.jp

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

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<Detailed information>

http://kacm.jp/pdf/kacm2020_autumun.pdf

 

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Living in thankfulness

This photo shows a new result of copying practice of my teacher’s model that he wrote for me decades ago.

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And as always, I renewed gratefulness to both my teacher and parents.

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Thanks to them, I have established basic skill, technique and knowledge of calligraphy.

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Someone praised me for making efforts at one thing for many years.  However, that was not my efforts but my fortune to have met a good teacher and generous parents.

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Rice cropping timing

This phrase is from the solar terms and one of the subdivided one, allocated loosely to the first week of September.

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It roughly means “rice ripens”.

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As I am quite ignorant about rice cultivation, I at first wondered if it was already the season of rice ripening.

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Then yesterday, I found a post by my new acquaintance in the artistic society, saying she and her family had harvested this year’s rice.

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Fan shaped paper

These are my new pieces on fan shaped thick sheets of paper.

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Fan shaped things have a graceful image and they imply auspiciousness, as well.

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They are “as light flows”, “I am thinking of you” and “what I think of is you”.

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Novelty and nostalgia

I think that these two are the main features that make up various aspects of people’s lives, that is, culture, tradition, prospects for the future, personal beliefs and emotions; and everything.

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Very slightly bigger type of very small screens

The photo shows very small paper screens I would like to suggest you to use as little decorations in your house.

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About two weeks ago, I showed you something similar.

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I wonder and would like to know which type is more popular among those interested in Japanese style calligraphy.

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They are “flower smiles (meaning flower blooms)”, “rainbow appearing” and “eye of the mind”.

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