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If this blog and that are correct, these four characters are indeed 寶丁山房, penned by the famous Korean calligrapher Kim Jeong-hui 金正喜 in memory of 丁若鏞. The characters on this wooden board look like 隸書 calligraphy to me. Please compare with the 隸書 section in the calligraphy samples of 寶, 丁, 山, and 房 respectively. It seems like Kim is being creative with the 丁 ...


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It looks like it is indeed 丁. The Flickr link mentioned the photo was taken at 茶山草堂. With that information, I was able to find another site with a photo of the same doorway indicating that it says 寶丁山房. I don't know the specific reason why the character is stylized in this way, though 茶山 refers to the pen name of Joeng Yak-yong (丁若鏞), so it could be in ...



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