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放下 Let Go

又到賞櫻季節,記得第一次見到櫻花花落時,花瓣在空中飄舞,散在一地的花淚,令人傷感。

櫻花一年只開一次,由花開到花落也不過一星期時間,是最令人期待,卻又最令人心碎的花種。

儘管如此,我們還是期盼每年四月的到來,感受快樂,感受心碎。

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Come Join Us!印章班同學作品

手工橡皮章在十年前於日本興起,至今已成為不少人的藝術創作新媒體,更是一種減壓良方。本課程適合對手工橡皮章有興趣的人士報讀,由淺入深,介紹手工橡皮章的由來、創作理論、圖和字體的雕刻技巧、人像雕刻、自製印台和套色技巧等,旨讓學員能輕鬆地掌握印章創作和享受印章的樂趣。課程限收 20 人。(材料費約 HK$250,需於第一課交予導師。)
日期: 2016年10月11日至12月13日(逢星期二)
時間: 晚上7時至9時半
地點: 尖沙咀漆咸道南67號安年大廈
課程: 10堂, 共25小時

學費: $2800

網上報名:
http://www.cuscs.hk/…/japanese-eraser-stamp-c…/163-420646-01

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中文校外短期課程 – 日式手工橡皮章(25小時)

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手工橡皮章在十年前於日本興起,至今已成為不少人的藝術創作新媒體,更是一種減壓良方。本課程適合對手工橡皮章有興趣的人士報讀,由淺入深,介紹手工橡皮章的由來、創作理論、圖和字體的雕刻技巧、人像雕刻、自製印台和套色技巧等,旨讓學員能輕鬆地掌握印章創作和享受印章的樂趣。課程限收 20 人。(材料費約 HK$250,需於第一課交予導師。)
日期: 2016年10月11日至12月13日(逢星期二)
時間: 晚上7時至9時半
地點: 尖沙咀漆咸道南67號安年大廈
課程: 10堂, 共25小時

學費: $2800

網上報名:
http://www.cuscs.hk/…/japanese-eraser-stamp-c…/163-420646-01

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Alphabet Stamps – Japanese Version

I was in a bookstore the other day, and saw some alphabet picture erasers, which designs were similar to those I were using when I was a kid.

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It gave me an idea to create my own set of alphabet stamps, and “Wouldn’t it be more interesting if I make them a Japanese version instead of English version?”

So with the help of  e-dictionary, I got some inspirations of what to draw on each alphabet. That one new thing I had to consider, was whether the drawing will block too much of the letter, as I needed each letter to be shown clearly.  Also, there are letters like “Q”, “X”  and “V” which do not have a Japanese word to match with. So I simply used some English words which Japanese people often use (by pronouncing the sound of them) instead.

They are now all carved and ready for the handle-gluing process. I hope to display and sell them in coming’s handicraft fair in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong on 20-21 August, 2016.

Just in case, please do not use them as erasers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alphabet Stamps (Japanese Vocabularies) 

Started my alphabet stamp carving project two days ago. Would like to design stamp using Japanese vocabularies, adding some wafu to them, as always.

Here are the first six stamps. Looking forward to seeing them all? Me too. Let me know what Japanese vocabulary you would like to see.

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七月份中大短期課程 – 日式手工橡皮章(25小時)

自2015年在中文大學專業進修學院教授日式手工橡皮章以來, 看到不少同學對印章雕刻十分熱愛, 令我在教授的同時, 亦被他們的好學和熱誠打動.

印章雕刻看似簡單, 有人視作手工, 亦有人視之為創作,一種表達自己的媒介. 每位同學都帶著不同原因和期望上這十堂課, 而我最希望的是同學在課程之後, 能找到他們想要的東西.

每期課程的首堂都會教同學們親自雕刻他們的第一顆印章. 你們每位雀躍不已的驚歎聲, 和滿心歡喜的表情, 都是我堅持教授刻章的原因. 當你發覺, 雙手除了玩遊戲機玩iPhone打電腦外,還可雕刻出自己要的圖案時, 你會開始體驗到創作的快樂.

2016年7月, 堂上有緣見!

http://www.cuscs.hk/tc/part-time/3d-art-and-crafts/3d-art-and-crafts/japanese-eraser-stamp-carving/162-420646-01

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Kokeshi Stamps

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I am never tired of kokeshi dolls. They are handmade wooden dolls without limbs, mostly found in Tohoku, Japan.

They are generally 11 types of kokeshis nowadays, and they are very popular among Japanese office ladies now. I am not Japanese but I just never get tired of them. They are not simply “kawaii” to me, but a very soothing face to look at, a calming effect especially after a hectic day. Since I bought them from different parts of Japan, these kokeshi bring back good memories. I have carved these stamps 2 years ago and have used them on a book wrap. The ones in the box are re-make.

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Abandoned Kokeshi Dolls

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When I was in Japan, I loved attending different kinds of flea markets. There were quite some flea markets in Tokyo, where shop owners would sell not only food and fresh greens, but used kimono cloths, toys and dolls. A kokeshi lover, I would always stop by shops which sold second-hand kokeshi dolls.

It sounds crazy, but I had heartache whenever I saw kokeshi dolls being abandoned. I never had enough money and space to buy them all, but I would always observe them and hold them one by one, even lined them up properly to make sure they would be found, bought and taken good care of by their next owner.

It takes a kokeshi master at least ten years to master their skill to make kokeshi dolls. Every kokeshi smile is unique. Learnng to appreciate art is more important than buying it.

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Stamping on Cotton Cloth

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Was watching TV today and learned about a funny Japanese song called “いい湯だな”, meaning “What a great hotspring” in English. I have been very lucky to have experienced soaking in hotspring in various places in Japan including Hakone in Kanagawa, Zao and Naruko-onsen in Miyagi, and of course, Niseko in Hokkaido. Hotspring, or onsen in Japanese, is a very unique Japanese experience. Since there won’t be any onsen in my hometown, Hong Kong, I am sure I will miss it in future.

I bought this white cotton cloth last month in Tokyu Hands but didn’t have time to try stamping on it till today. These kind of thin multi-purpose cotton handkerchiefs are very commonly found in Japan and I always like their lightness. They are very handy for lots of things including heading to an onsen of course. I added some colour bubbles here to resemble the soap or water bubbles.

Life is good when there is onsen.