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Saturday, June 25, 2011

"Mirror" Japanese calligraphy

 "" (kyō, kagami). It is translated as mirror, lens, glass, etc.

 This character is written by Kanzi,
Semi-cursive script.

 Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
 phonetic 竟 (finally)  +  semantic 金 (gold)

 The border shines like gold.
 Reality and imagination.
 Truth and fantasy.

 The reflection to divide two space.


 Yes. The mimicry kingdom and people exists. 
 They copy works anything, like a mirror.
 By the technique ourselves created. 

 But they cannot imitate creativity.
 Even if they use any technique.
 Absolutely Never.

 All friends admire the creativity, originality.
 Then how much profit do mirrors carry away?
 No, nothing.

 Now, the excellent works continue being still created...
 Nobody can rob of the gold.
 It is called talent.


  1. Une écriture que je ne pourrai jamais apprendre mais qui me fascine !

  2. Since ancient days, they have been used symbolically. Mirrors have mysterious feature. Still I'm afraid of looking in a mirror at night without light.
    I'm enjoying etymology of 漢字 always. Thank you for posting this. Ruma, have a wonderful weekend!

  3. There is such beautiful fluid movement in this calligraphy Ruma! Beautiful! I love the words and how a mirror is used to convey copying. A mirror is merely a reflection . . . perhaps this is what you mean . . . original unique gifts of creativity can never be reproduced. A brush stroke moves from a connection to the soul of the artist. How can that be copied?

  4. I am thinking that, in the end, mirror can reflect either gold or dirt... it depends on the emptiness or the wholness inside of the one who is looking into it.
    In a way, for those interested in seeing the truth, mirrors can be good friends.

    Your calligraphy adds more poetry to the surroundings where I am sitting now. Thank you!

    Best whishes from Romania,



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