Amazing Calligrapher Tan Hong Jiu performing his incredible skill.
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I first met this amazing street artist Mr Tan Hong Jiu on Bugis Street. A huge crowd gathered around him as he performed using his hands, mouth, toes and neck to write Chinese characters with a calligraphy brush.
Using my hands, I can't even write Chinese characters well with a calligraphy brush. -_-'''
Try writing with your toes in an upside down position and you will know how difficult it is! :P
Mr Tan used to be a silk-screen businessman more than two decades ago. But he was forced to wind up his business when he could not keep up with the Internet boom in the '80s. In 2002, this avid yoga and self-taught calligraphy hobbyist took his skills to the streets.
using his mouth to write with two calligraphy brushes
He performs thrice a week on Bugis Street as there are more tourists there. Do look out for him when you are on Bugis Street.