I have just joined this group and figured I'd better introduce myself.
It's taken me a while to find you all, and I'm very happy to be part of
To begin with, I have to let you all know that I do not speak or write
Japanese...I had planned to do advanced study in Japanese culture and
art and knew that, in order to read primary sources, I would need to
know the Chinese kanji rather than the modern Japanese. So....I took
Chinese...and it was many, many years ago!
My personna in the SCA is a lady of the Samurai class in the Momoyama
period. I have been doing this for over 20 years, now, and have
thoroughly enjoyed doing it, despite being told by numerous folk that my
personna doesn't belong in the SCA!
I live, in the modern world, in southern Maryland. Our local group is
the Barony of Dun Carraig, Kingdom Atlantia...and I and my lord are
honored to serve as Baron and Baroness of this group. I have also
served the Kingdom as Principal Herald and in various other local
offices. I have done research on heraldry, garb and cookery, the latter
being the most frustrating as I've not been able to find period recipes
in translation! I have cooked a number of "oriental" feasts wherein
I've tried to at least stick to foods and ingredients that are period,
but dream of the day when I can cook one with all period recipes. I
came near to being able to do this last year when I cooked a feast with
period Mongol and Chinese recipes, though the Japanese course was still
I have already noted that my knowledge is very slim, compared to some of
the conversations I've read on this list. So be prepared...I just love
to ask questions! I only hope that you will be patient with me. This
is an area of study that I have loved for many years, and have
endeavored to convey my love to those around me.
aka Elaine Koogler
- Did you want woodblock information? Fort Wayne public library used to have a treasure trove on the subject.
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On Dec 11, 2011, at 7:41 PM, "Melissa" <mdeann@...> wrote:
> Hello, I am Artemisia Voltera in the SCA and a member of the Middle Kingdom, Red Spears.
> I have started getting interested in Japanese Ink Paintings. I am the artist who painted the images for Kimiko that were just recently posted here. I also did two additional images that I entered into the A&S competition.
> I would like to produce these images so they are more accurate. From the research I was able to find, I like the Ink Paintings from the Muromachi time period. I am in search of help to locate writing on how to produce historically accurate images. From everything from the type of paper and ink, to how to make a seal, what is used as the red ink? for the seal, symbolism, etc.
> Does anyone on here produce these type of art? If so would you be able to direct me on where is best to look for what I am seeking?
> Any help would be greatly appriciated. While it might be nice to get the images to look like what would have done back then, I would like to do it accuratly.
> Thank you for your help
> Lady Artemisia Voltera
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