For foreigners who prefer Japanese, about the excellence of calligraphy（日本語を好む外国人の方へ、書道の素晴らしさについて）
For foreigners who prefer Japanese tattoos, we would like to introduce the advantages of shodo.
The Beauty of Characters Calligraphy is the art of writing beautiful characters. Calligraphers use brushes to draw lines and create characters. Even a single stroke of a character can express a person’s individuality and sensibility. The impression of a Japanese kanji character can vary greatly depending on the length and angle of the line and the way the brush is used. Calligraphy allows you to enjoy the beauty in the characters.
Self-expression through experience Calligraphy is not only about the characters, but also about the materials used, such as brushes, ink, and paper. The calligrapher expresses his or her own experience with the materials. They can express themselves by finding the way they like to express themselves through the way they brush, the density of the ink, the texture of the paper, and so on. In addition to technique, calligraphy can also express one’s state of mind and emotions.
Calming Effect Calligraphy has a calming effect on the mind, as writing letters with a brush helps to increase concentration and calm the mind. Writing with a brush activates both the hands and the brain at the same time, which in turn activates the brain. Using a brush also exercises the muscles of the wrist and fingers.
As mentioned above, calligraphy offers the beauty of letters, opportunities for self-expression, and a calming effect. If you are interested in Japanese tattoos, why not try your hand at calligraphy?
If you have any Japanese words you would like a calligrapher to write, please feel free to e-mail us in English.