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first Calligraphy in the New Year 2012

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 5 January 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Literally meanings
雲 : cloud
蒸 : to vaporize
龍 : dragon
変 : to turn (into something)

Clouds arise, and a dragon rides on it and carries out wonderful work.  The metaphor which a hero gets an opportunity, comes out to the world, and plays an active part.

Aren't they good words for the first calligraphy in the new year ?
Though I'm just Hiro, not a hero, I will try to make a little progress in my daily job, and of course in photographing !

calligraphy in past years

OLYMPUS E-PL1s 1/40 second F/8.0 ISO 400

Please leave your comments.

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! unbelievable shot
well done indeed

5 Jan 2012 10:15am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

love the idea and ncely presented

5 Jan 2012 11:53am

Z from Shanghai, China

Ha! Nice calligraphy, Hero-san!

5 Jan 2012 12:15pm

fereshteh from Iran

interesting shot...

5 Jan 2012 12:54pm

Twojays from Montana, United States

This is so interesting Hiro. Thank you for posting. I put it on my facebook page to share with my friends. May the skys be full of courageous and heroic dragons this year.

5 Jan 2012 2:15pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I tried to learn something that I was impossible. I admire your calligraphy ... is very beautiful ...
Keiko gave me paper and ink brush (a black stone!) Tried to teach-me! Vain attempt ... but it was a wonderful experience rich in emotions ... Best regards, Adela

5 Jan 2012 2:22pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

I like chinese calligraphy which is really beautifully graphic

5 Jan 2012 4:04pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

sorry I meant japanese ... I hope I didn't hurt you :P

5 Jan 2012 4:05pm

@Gilles: Ah, you are right. The Kanji characters were imported from China many many years ago. Japanese culture, including calligraphy, is greatly influenced by Chinese culture.

آی دا from Jerusalem, Israel

they're Great
wish you Great year as the words you Calligragh above

5 Jan 2012 4:54pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful effort Hiro! This is a dying art that needs to be preserved! ;-)

5 Jan 2012 7:16pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Not dying in Japan here it's very common very popular. Good capture

5 Jan 2012 8:35pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

I like chinese calligraphy! Thanks Hiro!

6 Jan 2012 10:27am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

You know? I practice japanese and chinese calligraphy since 2001.. I appreciate your work.. The lack of ink is sooo good.. This are my calligraphy site www.koseki.it.. My calligraphy name is 湖石!! Great job!

7 Jan 2012 9:50am

@Riccardo: Wow !! I checked your website. Your job is really great !

k@ from Paris, France

Love you share such beauties, thanks.

7 Jan 2012 11:38am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Very beautiful calligraphy! And...even more beautiful thoughts into the new year!

12 Jan 2012 8:56am