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Inauguration ceremony at Kanzaki High School (Kanzaki City) with the new school building as the stage of leap "You are the main character"

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The catchphrase was announced by the calligraphy club along with the performance of the brass band club.

A ceremony to commemorate the completion of the new school building was held on the 6th at Kanzaki High School in Kanzaki City.The 92-year history of the school and the cats that the students devised ... → Continue reading

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calligraphy(Shodo) orbook(Sho) is an oriental plastic art that tries to express the beauty of letters by writing.calligraphyA kind of.Originated in China, but in Japanese-speaking countries漢字Derived fromKana, In the Korean-speaking worldHangul, Also derived from Kanji in Vietnamese-speaking countriesChunom,Roman alphabetUseQuoc gooCreative activities are also carried out in such places. Chinese calligraphy in 2009UNESCO OfIntangible cultural heritageRegistered in.

This section mainly describes Chinese-speaking and Japanese-speaking calligraphy.Calligraphy in other characters / regionsCalligraphy with other charactersSee.


Letters were first born for practical use, but as culture progressed, methods of aesthetic expression were born.This beautified character is called a calligraphy.Calligraphy is to beautify life as a practical use while learning the aesthetic expression method of this character based on standard discipline, and to enrich the mind as a hobby and express individual beauty.Then, in the learning process, the personality is refined and the emotions are refined.Therefore, calligraphy is a method of human training, and in ancient ChinaRokugeiIt has been revered as one of the.[1]

Calligraphy is mainlyWriting brushとinkWrite letters on paper by taking advantage of its characteristics.That technique (calligraphy) HasBrush method,Interceptor construction method,Metonic cycleThere are various methods for each,Typeface,CalligraphyIt is used properly according to such factors.Through various educational institutions to learn techniquesCalligrapherIt is common to study under the supervision, study mainly on classics, and improve skills while exhibiting at calligraphy exhibitions.

Except for special cases such as masterpieces, there are differences in writing behavior depending on the cultural area, and in China it is customary to write while standing at a high desk, but in Japan it is customary to sit upright. There is.


Calligraphy historyArtAboutHistoriographyIt is a division and the originChinese calligraphy historyAnd collateralJapanese calligraphy historyIt can be roughly divided into two.The existing handwriting in the history of calligraphy is utilized as the most important material, and the most important point of the handwriting is who wrote it for what purpose at what time.[1][2].



Wang XizhiWang Xizhi
Grass sacredZhang Zhi(Cursive script) ・Zhang Xu(Mad grass)
Second kingWang Xizhi (Great King) ・Wang Xianzhi(Small King)
Two great sectsWang XizhiFace lord
Sanpitsu of ancient and modern timesWang XizhiZhong Yao・ Zhang Zhi
The first three landlords of TangEurope-Yu Shinan-Sugiyoshi
The four landlords of the first TangOuyang Xun, Yu Shinan, Chu Suiliang,薛稷
Four landlords of TangOuyang Xun, Yu Shinan, Chu Suiliang, Yan Zhenqing
Song's four landlordsSu Shi-Mi Fu-Huang Tingjian-Cai Xiang
Four masters of regular scriptOuyang Xun (European body), Yan Zhenqing (Face body),Liu Gongquan(Willow body) ・Zhao Mengfu(Zhao body)
Four wiseZhang Zhi, Zhong Yao, Wang Xizhi, Wang Xianzhi


SanpitsuKukai-Emperor Saga-Tachibana no Hayashi
SansekiOno way(Noseki) ・Fujiwara no Suke(Sasato) ・Fujiwara Yukinari(Right)
Three saints of calligraphyKukaiMichio Shinohara・ Ono no Michikaze
Sesonji style sanpitsuFujiwara no YukinariSesonji Gyono-Yukitada Sesonji
Kannaga's SanpitsuHonamikoen-Nobuyoshi Konoe-Shokado Shojo
Obaku's SanpitsuTakamoto Hidden-Mu'an-Sokuhi Nyoitsu
Three strokes at the end of the Edo periodMaki Ryoko-Ichikawa Yonean-Nukina Kaioku
Meiji SanpitsuNakabayashi Gochiku-Kusakabe Meikaku-Ikutani Ichiroku
Showa SanpitsuHibino Goho-Yukei Teshima-Yasushi Nishikawa[Source required]
Father of modern calligraphyKusakabe Meikaku
Father of modern calligraphyTenrai Hidai


Chinese handwritingList of Chinese handwriting, Japanese handwritingJapanese calligraphy historyBokusekiBokusekiSee each.


Scripture is the theory of calligraphy and generally refers to the work.BookAlso called.

Art begins with making things, and then the theory is systematized.In the long history of calligraphy, the act of writing letters became a plastic art, and the theory of calligraphy was developed in China and Japan.In the case of China, starting from the origin of letters and typefaces, calligraphy,BooksIn many cases, the essential value of the book has already been discussed in the early writing theory.On the other hand, in Japanese calligraphy, the format andLate factIs talked about, especially in the Middle Ages and the early modern periodCalligraphyThe value of communicating was emphasized[3][4][5].

The oldest surviving Chinese calligraphy isBack HanWritten in the timesZhao Ichiof"Non-cursive].The oldest book theory in Japan isTangThen.Kukaiof"Hensho demonstrative spirit collection(Kukai's disciple,ShinsaiEdited while Kukai was alive),Japanese styleThen.Heian periodWritten late (before 1177)Koreyuki Fujiwaraof"Yazuru Niwa Kunsho].AlsoNorinaga FujiwaraOralIkei FujiwaraRecorded calligraphy secretary "SaiyoshoIs also from around 1177.[6].



In the case of calligraphy with a brushInkstone-Brush-paper-ink Minimum required equipmentAnd these areFour treasuresIs called.If the ink is solid,WedIs also required.other than this,Feltと 呼 ば れ るUnderlayIs also frequently used.

Four treasures
InkstoneIn paintingpaletteAnd the usage is the same.It plays the role of polishing the ink or storing the ink.Stone is usually used, but some are made of pottery or lacquer ware.For school children in recent years, those made of ceramic or plastic are also used.
Brush(I.e.,sheep,狸Such asAnimalHair togetherThu,bambooIt is generally attached to the tip of the handle.Besides,chicken,Ferret,mongoose,peacock,bambooAnd so on.Grate the large brush for regular script until the XNUMXth minute,Row grassIt is said that it is better to use it by lowering it to the root.It is better not to lower the small brush more than half.
paperMass-produced calligraphy paper is often used, but high-end onesPicture paper,Japanese paperAlso used.
inkInk.Vegetable oil,oil,PineSuch as煤TheglueThose that have been hardened with and have improved storage stability are commercially available.Soot taken from vegetable oil or petroleumOil smoke ink", The one taken from the pine"Pine smoke ink".In addition, ink is often used as a liquid.
  • Paperweight -It is a weight for fixing the paper.There are no particular restrictions on the size or weight.


The classic of calligraphy is a beautiful handwriting created by the efforts and creativity of our predecessors, and learning this classic is considered to be the most orthodox study of calligraphy.It is not easy to study the calligraphy, but by studying the classics and knowing the books of the ancestors and their transitions, we give guidance to scholars, and even to the point where the depth and height of the work cannot be reached by itself. Expected to have the effect of raising[7]..There are many classics, but the basic classics for each typeface to be learned first are usually:

Regular scriptKuseigu Seisen inscription,Confucius Temple Monument[8]
Semi-cursive scriptShuo Holy Order,Lantingji Xu[8]
Cursive scriptBook[8][9]
Clerical scriptOtome monument,Sozen monument[8]
Seal scriptTaishan carved stone,Shiguwen[8]
Takanokiri Type XNUMX,Takanokiri Type XNUMX[8]


Writing while looking at an exampleCalligraphyIt ’s called (Rinsho).classicIt is said to be a learning method such as.In the letterForm(Keirin),Intention(Irin),Rebellion(Yes, Rin,MemorandumThere is also a method of (Ansho), and by using it, you will learn the principles of technology and writing, and aim for your own growth into creative activities.Writing all of the target models is called "zenrin", and some of the writings are called "setsurin".[10][11]..The writing has been done since ancient times,Nara period OfGuangming EmpressbyWang Xizhiof"Yue Yi』ShosoinExists in.Instead of referring to other people's books, write your own ingenuity and ingenuity.Self luck(Jiun)To say[12].

FormWrite with an emphasis on imitating glyphs.Glyphs and shapes as faithfully as possible to the modelWriting methodI will imitate only and try to acquire the technical side exclusively.
IntentionWritingWrite with an emphasis on drawing.It imitates the background of the time when the work was born, the way of life of the author, and the spirituality.
RebellionAfter memorizing the model, write without looking at the model and relying on the memory.I will apply that style of calligraphy to other works as my own.


school education


In ChinacalligraphyCalled (shūfǎ), he is taught in primary education.Simplified charactersEven after the migration繁体字Although there was a time when calligraphy education was sought in, it is now unified with the guidance of simplified Chinese because it contradicts the promotion of simplified Chinese as a policy.Hard writing-Ballpoint penCalligraphy education such as is also being tried.In addition, there are calligraphy associations in various parts of China, contributing to the development of calligraphy from a standpoint away from public education.


Elementary and junior high school

In JapanPenmanshipAs,primary schoolGrade 3-6 and grade XNUMXJunior high schoolWriting brush instruction is provided for all grade classes.

GhqIn times1951 There was a prohibition order until.1971 The compulsory elementary school has been revived.[13]..Basically after the warNew fontDone in.

high school

high schoolIn, along with music and art, calligraphy is arranged as an elective subject in the art department.

High schools (excluding courses as elective courses) that have calligraphy departments (majors, courses, etc.) include the following:


Universities, which have a faculty of education and a faculty of letters, offer lectures on calligraphy.In particular, the Faculty of Education for teacher training has a laboratory for penmanship education and calligraphy education, and special education is provided.

For example,Iwate University,Niigata University,University of Tsukuba,Tokyo Gakugei University,Shizuoka University,Fukuoka University of EducationThe department, major, school group, course, and area related to calligraphy are set up, and a graduate school is also set up, aiming to develop effective leaders.University of TsukubaWhen,Tokyo Gakugei University,Yokohama National University,Chiba University,Saitama UniversityConsists of 4 schoolsTokyo Gakugei UniversityGraduate School of Education (United Graduate School of Education)PhD(Doctor of Arts: Tsukuba, Doctor of Education: United Graduate School) is also set up.It should be noted thatHyogo University of EducationThe Graduate School of Education has a similar doctoral program (education), but specializes in penmanship education.Daito Bunka UniversityThen calligraphy department,Shikoku UniversityLet's take a look at the Department of Calligraphy and CultureYasuda Women's UniversityHowever, he is working to train calligraphers and educators in earnest, such as by opening a calligraphy department.Both universities also have graduate schools majoring in calligraphy.

The following universities have departments and majors that specifically impose practical and individual exams on calligraphy. (After enrolling in the same examination method as in Japanese and humanities, it must not be assigned according to the selection and wishes of the university.)

Vocational schools

Japanese vocational schools and vocational schools that specialize in calligraphy include the following.

Japanese calligraphy organization

There are arts and education groups, and in the artsDay exhibitionIs holding a nationwide open call for participants exhibition.In addition, there are calligraphers' associations organized by local and prefectural units, and various associations (also called company-wide) presided over by calligraphers.Educational organizations are working to popularize calligraphy by conducting their own certification exams.

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Judgment of skill

Currently, as the only qualification with objective calligraphy skill criteria,Ministry of educationSponsoredBrush copy testThere is.This ranges from the lowest 5th grade to the highest 1st grade, and there is no dan certification. If you get the first grade, you will be certified as having an official qualification as a leader.

On the other hand, the certification of ranks and instructors, which are generally widespread, is carried out independently by each school / organization, and there is no unified standard.Therefore, there are cases where there is a difference in ability even if they are in the same rank.

Calligraphy research

Currently, there are the following academic societies and study groups related to calligraphy and letters in Japan.

Calligraphy as a profession

In Japan, as a "reading and writing abacus" for a long timeTerakoyaPenmanship has been taught in such ways.Under this tradition, there are many calligraphy and penmanship classes.Leaders tended to be aging, but in recent years there have been changes such as young male calligraphers appearing in TV programs and magazines for young people.

Also, at the same time as the development of computers, the hurdles for processing books using computers are going down.Design calligraphyA genre called has been established.This is a design of calligraphy works for various items such as household goods, interiors, and front tags through computer processing, and is attracting attention as a new profession related to calligraphy.


[How to use footnotes]
  1. ^ a b Kakurai Fujiwara (Introduction)
  2. ^ Minoru Furuya P.3
  3. ^ Tsunoi P.4
  4. ^ Nishikawa (Dictionary) P.69
  5. ^ 萱 P.140
  6. ^ Iijima (Dictionary) P.372
  7. ^ Kimura Bokudo Introduction
  8. ^ a b c d e f Ushikubo Aoki P.148
  9. ^ Japanese Scripture #Yonean Ink TalkSee
  10. ^ Keiji Nakanishi p.1014
  11. ^ Iijima (Dictionary) p.861
  12. ^ Nishikawa (Dictionary) p.57
  13. ^ Kaimei Sumi Juice Nippon Long-selling Thoughts --COMZINE by ntt Comware
  14. ^ 26 Tokyo Gakugei University Faculty of Education Reorganization (planned) (PDF) [Broken link]


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