Japanese calligraphy, also known as shodo, is an art form that involves writing characters using a brush, ink, and paper.
This traditional practice dates back to the Heian period (794-1185) and has been considered an essential aspect of Japanese culture for centuries. Calligraphy is valued for its aesthetic qualities and is used to write poems, inscriptions, and other texts. Calligraphers often study classical literature, kanji, and the works of past masters to improve their skills.
Today, Japanese calligraphy continues to be a popular form of self-expression and is practised both as an art and a meditation.
Osara handpicked calligrapher in Japan and bring this beautiful culture here. Every craft in here has only one exclusive available.
Our Japanese Calligrapher
Youna Matsushita is a talented and unique freedom Japanese calligrapher who has found her own creative voice through her passion for the art form.
Raised in the rural countryside of Yamaguchi Prefecture and spending her childhood on a small island in the Seto Inland Sea, Youna developed a love for nature and the great outdoors. Her introduction to calligraphy came from a friend and was not a formal class, allowing her to express herself freely and openly with the brush.
Her calligraphy is characterized by bold, dynamic brush strokes, a departure from traditional rules and conventions, delicate lines, and a captivating beauty that radiates from each character she writes.
Her background, including her grandfather's painting and her career in architecture, has given her a unique perspective and artistic vision that shines through in her work.
Today, Youna continues to write every day and expresses her love of nature and the sounds around her through her calligraphy.
"Nichinichi Kore Konichi(Jitsu)"
"日日是好日" is a phrase in kanji that is used in Japanese, and it literally translates to "Every day is a good day." It is a traditional expression that has been passed down through generations in Japanese culture and expresses the idea of finding positivity and making the most out of every day, regardless of the circumstances.
This phrase reflects a deep-rooted cultural appreciation for mindfulness and the importance of finding joy in the present moment. It is also a reminder to appreciate the present moment and to look for the good in every situation.
Cultivate gratitude and maintain a positive outlook on life.
一期一会 - One time, one meeting
It is a phrase in kanji that is used in Japanese and emphasizes the value and uniqueness of each moment, as well as the importance of cherishing and making the most of every encounter.
The idea is that since each moment and each meeting is irretrievable and can never be repeated, one should pay full attention and appreciate the opportunity to connect with others in the present moment, where every meeting is considered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and is approached with reverence and respect.