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Old Jun 28, 2009, 1:36 PM   #1
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These are archival photos taken at a Japanese festival. Note the size of the calligraphy brushes in both cases.
Calligraphy was fostered both as means of communication and art form during the heyday of the Japanese royalty. The brush was of course the most common wriitng instrument of the period.
Just like monks did during the European Renaissance Buddhist monks used these brush instruments to hand copy volumes of primarily religious texts. Obviously smaller brushes were used in this laborious process. A few novels were written. The most famous being the Tale of Genji written by Lady Murasaki in the 11th century.



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hmm how did I miss these??

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