Learn to Write Japanese Calligraphy

Learn to write Japanese calligraphy


The Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) is one of the most popular fine arts of Japan. Calligraphical works are appreciated not less than products of painting. But this kind of the fine arts possesses also philosophical sense. In the simplest understanding the calligraphy is an art to write beautifully. The master creates a work of art by bamboo brush and inks on the rice paper. It transfers harmony and beauty. The parity of simple and graceful is embodied in calligraphical works as one of main principles of Japanese aesthetics wabi sabi.


Grab yourself a calligraphy brush (a calligraphy pen will also work), some ink and have a go. Be as expressive as you like – just relax your arm and let the brush do all the work. Likewise, drop me an email and I am more than happy to help.

I have translated each one for you so you can choose the word or phrase that you would like to copy.

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