Monday, January 28, 2008

篆刻(tenkoku) the carving of seals

篆刻is the carving of seals in the 'seal script':篆書 If your computer displays those characters properly, you will see that the first character is the same. The two different ones are carve and write, so one is carving the script and the other is writing it.

Anyway, I can explain all that much better in Japanese, so I will just show those pictures, which are the seal pressed, and then the pressed and the real thing.

oh, I carved that.


At 9:36 AM, Blogger Prairie Dad said...

awesome. what is the stuff you are carving in? linoleum? wood?...


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