【樓上文字系列 words on building series】香港呂氏宗親會 – 呂君博題字 lui clansmen association inscription

2016.6.14 | 長沙灣元洲街 386-392 un chau street, cheung sha wan

最初吸引留意這位置,老實話,是屋簷下那列盛大的晾衫陣。參開一筆,那樓層屬於一個殘疾人士院舍。

然後,才到那莊闊的宗親會題字。書法很有風格,港字別有字型,宗和親字的頭上大點特別大筆。

看題字人,呂君博。隨意上網搜查。竟然跳出「呂樂」的介紹。老香港電影所稱五億探長,大抵是這位呂君的兒子。按資料,呂君博是位讀書人。目前,長洲有家幼稚園以呂君博命名,就是呂樂從前捐錢所建的。

題字有寫年份是丙午年,即 1966 年,似乎吻合時代。

由一位題字人物閱讀出點點香港舊事舊人,很有趣味。希望可以繼續有機會在此分享這活動。

 

i was first drawn to this building by the huge and orderly line of laundry there.

then i caught sight of the calligraphic signage carved on the facade stating the ‘lui clansmen association’

when one sees the name of a company or an organization outside of an old building like this, the signage also marks the site of that organization.

the inscription is full of character and stylish in calligraphy sense. by the right, there wrote the chinese year when this was written; at the end or left of the line, signed by the calligrapher. it said lui kwan-pok.

searching the chinese name online, the wikipedia page of “lui lok” emerged. lui lok was one of the chief detectives chinese in late 1950s and early 60s. he was conned as the “five hundred million detective” due to heavy corruption during his police time. he immigrated before the setup of icac. lui kwan-pok was lui lok’s father.  with the limited information found – that father lui was an educated person and the calligraphic signage was made in 1966 – i decided to believe the calligraphist of this powerful signage was indeed mr lui senior.

from seven big chinese characters on a building to a little interesting exercise digging out some old hong kong stories, it is quite deliberating. i hope to share more similar exercises on this blog going forward.

lui clansmen association cheung sha wan june2016

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