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Artist Makes Japanese Calligraphy Using English Letters - 01-30-2007, 02:40 PM

Japanese calligraphy artist Kunishige Tomomi fuses kanji and English to create magic. "I want to create a revolution," Kunishige told the Mainichi during an interview.

She is creating her artistic "revolution" by using English letters instead of mere brush strokes to form her kanji. She calls her work "Eekanji," which has the double meaning of being "English Kanji" and also the Kansai dialect phrase meaning "pretty good."

When you first look at one of her art works, it appears to simply be stylized Japanese calligraphy. A closer inspection reveals that the English letters that make up the meaning of the kanji are hidden in the strokes of the calligraphy...

The Kanji for Flower (花) using the word "Flower":

Samples of her work: Eekanji Photo Gallery
(click the "NEXT" link below the picture to see more images)

Source: Mainichi - Japanese Calligraphy Artist Mixes Kanji With English
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01-30-2007, 04:36 PM

Oooo....its so flowy! I like it

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01-30-2007, 07:33 PM

Wow, awesome!

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That was really awesome! Funny idea
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02-22-2007, 04:44 PM

these are very neat
I didn't think that is possible

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03-09-2007, 08:30 PM

Originally Posted by jasmine View Post
these are very neat
I didn't think that is possible
hepinizin anasının sikim pis japonlar gelinde hepinizin ağzına verim sikimi
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03-12-2007, 08:33 PM

It's So pretty
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04-07-2007, 02:03 PM

So cool! Would love my name in it.

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04-07-2007, 03:13 PM

That is really very creative!

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