Re: Re: Re: Tenkoku
>Only if you have stainless steel teeth and jaw muscles of a bulldog.
> From: BamboOni@...
> From: Park McKellop <squire009@...>
>I bet the nuts are easier to chew. :-)
> From: "Anthony J. Bryant" <ajbryant@...>Rule of thumb for Chinese/Japanese calligraphy, the more artistic, the
>I'm reminded of the fact that Nobunaga's kao was a highly calligled and sylized
>"kirin" (as in, the mythical beast). The first time I saw it and was told what
>it was, I remember asking, "you're sure it doesn't read 'Rorschach'?"
less readable ;)
> From: Solveig <nostrand@...>Yes, I'm talking about the one for rock which looks like a chisel but
>Greetings from Solveig! It sure does look like a chisel regardless
>of how you weild it. Besides, Japanese saws work backwards from
>European saws, but nobody has any problems calling both of them
>You are talking about the thing for carving rock aren't you? Not
>the thing for carving wood? I have both.
you don't push it, you slice/carve with it. You can call it whatever,
but the people at the stores will call it a knife and probably don't
understand what a chisel is. English is not a strong point among most of
these vendors and I don't know the Japanese/Chinese names for the tool.
I also have the wood carving tools and you do use the chisels as chisels
>Yes. There are several ryuha for calligraphy. The one I belong toAre you taking one of the classes by mail from Japan? I had a classmate
>publishes montly ratings in their magazine.
that took those. She could draw them beautifully but couldn't read them.
What scripts are you studying? I'm lucky that I know multiple
calligraphy teachers! I can get help in person, which is good because my
writing is not very good.