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Brush Writing: Calligraphy Techniques for Beginners by Ryokushu Kuiseko


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For many a deep and lasting interest in Japanese culture, its people and its language, begins with a fascination for beautifully drawn characters produced by a master calligrapher. Compared with the squarish, regular representation of Chinese characters reproduced in books, newspapers, and magazines by modern printing techniques, the appealing brush strokes of a handwritten Japanese scroll, letter, or menu is often considered a work of art, and associated with the aesthetic and mystical. Brush Writing is dedicated to such enthusiasts of Japanese calligraphy who have searched for a basic and introductory guide in English to this traditional and challenging Eastern art.

For Japanese language students and aspiring calligraphers alike, Brush Writing
is the perfect introduction to the art and technique of shodo, Japanese calligraphy.