The Calligraph

There is one thing i can do forever, it's - calligraphy
关栋天

—念奴娇.赤壁怀古

mingsonjia:

关栋天 - 念奴娇.赤壁怀古 (京韵)

Guan Dongtian - Mediation of the Past at Red Cliff, to the Tune of Nian Nu Jiao (in Rhyme of Peking Opera)

Written by 苏轼(宋)Su Shi (Song Dynasty)

大江东去,浪淘尽,千古风流人物。

故垒西边,人道是,三国周郎赤壁。

乱石崩雲,惊涛駭案,卷起千堆雪。

江山如画,一时多少豪杰!

遥想公瑾当年,小乔初嫁了,雄姿英发,羽扇纶巾,谈笑间,樯橹灰飞烟灭。

故国神游,多情应笑我,早生华发。人间如梦,一樽还酹江月。

explodingrocks:

Iron Dragon Jizai (fully articulated) Okimono. By Myochin Kiyoharu, Edo Period, 18th/19th century.

Realistically rendered with a long serpentine and undulating body, forged with numerous hammered scales joined inside the body with karakuri tsunagi, the spines finely crafted, the leg joints, head, mouth and ears each constructed of moving parts, its tail clutching the hilt of a gold Shinto sword; signed beneath one foreleg Kiyoharu.
An exquisite example of a jizai okimono, this small but perfectly formed naturalistically-rendered dragon can move its body remarkably smoothly; the limbs and claws are also freely movable and the head and legs turn 180 degrees; it is therefore able to imitate the movements of their real-life counterparts.

(Source: bonhams.com, via thekimonogallery)