Tekagami and Calligraphy Audio/Video
by Tom Fischer and Aqsa Khaliq Khan
Cuno, Jim. Interview with Akiko Walley and Edward Kamens. Japanese Calligraphy Albums as/and Fragments: Understanding the Artistry and Nature of Tekagami. Podcast audio. September 1, 2021. https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/podcast-japanese-calligraphy-albums-as-and-fragments/.
A Japanese and English bilingual webinar with a comprehensive introduction to kohitsu calligraphy fragments and tekagami. The webinar recording is available through the UCLA Library website --
Sasaki Takahiro. "The World of Kohitsu Tekagami." Japanese Studies and Rare Materials (Webinar Series). UCLA Library. October 20, 2020. https://guides.library.ucla.edu/japanese/webinar-series#s-lg-box-25035586.
An English webinar introducing the Oregon Tekagami and Yale Tekagamijō. The webinar recording is available through the UCLA Library website --
Akiko Walley, "Do All the Pieces Matter?: Calligraphy Fragments in the University of Oregon Tekagami," and Edward Kamens, " The Yale Tekagamijō and the Digital Future of Tekagami Research." Japanese Studies and Rare Materials (Webinar Series). UCLA Library. October 23, 2020. https://guides.library.ucla.edu/japanese/webinar-series#s-lg-box-25049536.
A Japanese presentation on the sutra fragments in the University of Oregon collection --
Akiko Walley. "Kyōgire no kyōdō kenkyū oyobi daigaku kyōiku ni okeru riyō no kanōsei" 経切の共同研究及び大学教育における利用の可能性 [Sutra Fragments: Their Potential for Collaborate Research and Use in University Education]. International Online Workshop, Premodern Japanese Religion. August 8, 2020.
Making Your Own Tekagami Album
Mukai Miria. "Orijō no tsukurikata." Facebook. Accessed October 30, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/mukaimiria/videos/284113422603067/.
Practicing Japanese kana calligraphy for beginners
Kana calligraphy – Japanese hiragana alphabets
Example of kana calligraphy on shikishi paper
Movement of the brush close up
Examples in varying brush sizes and paper format