He creates cartoons using ink and inkstone
on rice paper, and also remarks on social issues through photography and documentaries.
While her more advanced age and precarious class status placed her in a marginalized position in the court, Shonagon had time and the economic security needed to hone her creative pursuits, her patron and eventual friend and fellow poetess Empress Teishi even providing her with inkstone
and paper, gifts that translator Meredith McKinney identifies as "precious" (2006, xix, 19, 255).
The ink comes in the form of a stick which has to be rubbed on an inkstone
, then carefully diluted to the required consistency with drops of water - which is where the water dropper comes in.
A 19th-century album leaf shows two women at a writing table with a bamboo brush pot, inkstone
, water dropper with tiny spoon, paper and brushes.
letters written in autumn family snapshots the weeping inkstone
tricks of light powder puffs made from swan's down the web of family ancestral homes I bought a cheap, woodblock print in Suzhou, my grandmother's birthplace, charmed by its piney grays and greens.
One cabinet was entirely devoted to water droppers, a necessary item in China, Korea and Japan, countries which have a tradition of writing with a brush, using ink ground by hand, through rubbing a stick of ink on an inkstone
while adding the appropriate amount of water from the water dropper.
This CHIEF EXECUTIVE SPECIAL REPORT was produced for Chief Executive Group by INKSTONE
She has the four treasures for Japanese calligraphy painting: the rice paper, the inkstone
, the brush, and the inkstick.
The book begins with philosophically based background information, introducing the Four Treasures of the process: ink, inkstone
, brush and paper, along with the importance of a well-planned workspace.
by Jamie McKendrick (Faber and Faber, pounds 8.
I can see you now--striking a pose in your gas masks, bragging about your latest inkstone
find at Circuit City.
case with maki-e and mother-of-pearl inlay (Kazumi MUROSE)