Shodo - The Ancient Art of Japanese Calligraphy


Shodo, the ancient Japanese art of calligraphy, is more than just a decorative skill; it’s a time-honoured approach to mindfulness. Illustrated throughout with examples from professional calligrapher, Rie Takeda, you’ll begin with the basic brushstrokes and build up to drawing complete kanji. Introductory sections include practical information on what sort of ink, pens and brushes to use, how to prepare your space, how to sit and breathing exercises. It also touches on the history, philosophy and craft of Shodo.


  • Author: Takeda, Rie
  • Publisher: Watkins Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication Date: 11/10/2022
  • ISBN: 9781786786807
  • B-Code: B064745
  • Illustrated: Illustrated
  • Pages: 248
  • Dimensions: 185x130mm

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