Friday, November 27, 2009
Seal cutting Ⅱ Japanese calligraphy
There are two kinds of rakkann (seal).
The letter that the right side is red. The letter that the left is white.
A red letter is called "shu bun".
(shu bun in Japanese, lit. "red characters" seals imprint the Chinese characters in red ink.)
A white letter is called "haku bun".
(haku bun in Japanese, lit. "white characters" seals imprint the background in red, leaving white characters.)
I sculpt it such an appliance across the stone. The chisel has various kinds depending on the size of the character, the kind of the stone.
I sculpt a letter it while referring to a seal character dictionary.
A calligrapher is a sculptor, too.