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Saturday, January 22, 2011

"Shape" Japanese calligraphy

 "" (kei, katachi). It is translated as form, shape, appearance.
 This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

 Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
 形 ⇒ 井 (well) + 彡 (hair)

 Form, Shape, Appearance...

 They are one of the most important elements of the calligraphy.
 In the Orient, the calligraphy took a part of the art with literature, picture.

 The beauty of the form.
 The beauty of the inside.


  1. bien joli les caractères mais tellement inconnu !

  2. This character looks like a tori to me!

  3. Buen aspecto tiene ese carácter.
    Saludos ruma.

  4. This looks very nice framed, ruma-san.

  5. Bonito y original caracter. Me gusta mucho. Saludos.

  6. ruma,
    I admire your interpretation which is so deep.
    The beauty of the form.
    The beauty of the inside.

    I had been wondering why 形, Form or Shape or Appearance consists of "Well" and "Hair".

    While taking photos of reflections today, this idea poped up in my mind. When people washed their hair by using water of a well, they saw their reflections in the water.I don't know it is right or not. But, my imagination has been always inspired by your calligraphy and blogs.

    I am glad to realize the broadness of the world and the smallness of my world. I'm finding what I want to do. Probably time will tell me what.

    Thank you.


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