Monday, July 2, 2007

Japanese calligraphy

The History of Japanese calligraphy (日本書道史) has been heavily influenced by Chinese calligraphy. For a long time, the most esteemed calligrapher in Japan had been Wang Xizhi, a Chinese calligrapher in the 4th century. After the invention of Hiragana and Katakana, the Japanese unique syllabaries, calligraphers developed intrinsic styles to Japan.

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