A Story of Courage – Hua Mulan – Movie coming 2018!

勇 Yǒng -Courage, strength, bravery                                     Font: Standard script 楷書 (楷书kǎishū) In Chinese history, the legend of Huā Mùlán 花木蘭 (花木兰 ) from the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-589) is heralded as a great story of courage.  Mulan’s father was an aging […]

7 Chinese Calligraphy Fonts to Love

Chinese calligraphy fonts have evolved from pictographs to modern day Chinese symbols.  A classic example of the various scripts in Chinese writing comes from the characters for fish and bird: Background Photo credit Ancient Chinese characters were developed after a scholar Cangjie, supposedly from prehistoric times,  noticed that claw prints left by birds and animals could be […]

Sea Lion Performing Chinese calligraphy

Photo credit Telegraph uk As part of their Lunar new year celebration, 14 year old male sea lion “Leo” is training in Chinese calligraphy.  Above he’s painting the “酉” in “酉雞”(酉鸡), which represents  “Rooster” in the Chinese zodiac. Leo can be seen at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, Japan.  Lunar new year is Jan 28, […]