You'll transition from learning to write basic characters
to becoming a calligraphy expert!
Feel the flow of writing calligraphy by varying your finger pressure, just like with a shodo brush.
Learn Kanji on the go - anytime, anywhere.
First, let's practice the basic shape of the characters.
Challenge yourself to write even the most complex characters beautifully
Progress quickly by mimicking the Shodo expert's technique.
The video explains the technique in 4 languages - English, French, Spanish and German.
Find out the meaning of each Kanji character through in-built links to Google search.
The tutorial video shows a professional Japanese calligrapher who lives in the UK. If you want to take your calligraphy to the next level and learn how to write with real brushes, we recommend taking some local lessons.
Eisai (Eiko Ishida) is a professional Japanese calligraphy artist, based in the South of England, with over 25 years’ experience.
She took up shodo (Japanese calligraphy) at the age of 7 and since then she has been working on many calligraphy pieces both in traditional, and her own original style.
She was trained in the ´Seikyu Shodo kai (青邱書道会)´ calligraphy society founded in 1976 by Seikyu Yamashita and she was given her professional calligraphy name, "Eisai (英彩)".
Earn points by passing the tests.
When you earn enough points, your rank will go up!
Try to achieve the top level - the Sen-nin rank!
Experience the traditional art that is Japanese calligraphy!
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
This app can be downloaded for free.
The app includes some free Japanese characters.
If you wish, you can purchase more characters for
only $0.99 for two characters. Limited time offer! (Until 2016/12/31) We are now offering a 90% discount. Let's learn kanji!
Please select two characters from this list.