Chinese Calligraphy

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Film: Kodak TMAX 400

Chinese calligraphy is unique art. A Chinese character or Han character (Simplified Chinese: 汉字; traditional Chinese: 漢字; pinyin: Hànzì) is a logogram used in writing Chinese, Japanese, sometimes Korean, and formerly Vietnamese.

The number of Chinese characters contained in the Kangxi dictionary is approximately 47,035, although a large number of these are rarely-used variants accumulated throughout history....

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  1. joelCgarcia 88 months ago | reply

    love the capture of the foreground. fantastic!

  2. violet voon 88 months ago | reply

    Wow...I only know the traditional and simplified Chinese, but this one...I don't know how to read at all :(((

  3. digimaur 87 months ago | reply

    what a great pic! even though i dont really understand whats in it

  4. Fotourbana 87 months ago | reply

    Fantastic !!

    You are my winner!
    Please add this photo to

  5. Lord Ivan 87 months ago | reply

    Excellent! Love the use of reflection here. Great idea!


  6. map1_ 87 months ago | reply

    Love it
    Your fantastic black and white picture is my winner!
    Please add this photo to

  7. Robert Lio 87 months ago | reply

    Great use of b&w!!

  8. _becaro_ 86 months ago | reply

    beautiful shot.....
    fantastic in bw...

  9. Guan◎歌無岸 85 months ago | reply


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  11. reservoirdocs 84 months ago | reply

    the caligraphy is wonderfull.

  12. anka.anka28 83 months ago | reply

    Beautiful B&W!

  13. Javi Sorribes 75 months ago | reply

    Hello there. Since your photo is CC, I've used it at my blog entry:

    Just to let you know...

  14. Phoenix Han 75 months ago | reply

    To Javi Sorribes: OK. I'm glad you like this picture..

  15. arhigeorgescu 72 months ago | reply

    that looks more like japanese (i sspot hiragana et al), but i dunno. fact is, it's beautiful.

  16. skyeshell 61 months ago | reply

    Wow..this is just amazing

  17. bnz 61 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  18. kujiranoai 34 months ago | reply

    Hi lovely photo but I think this might be Japanese as well. There are certainly some characters that look a lot like Japanese hiragana. Is there an expert out there who would know?

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