Fine Japanese Calligraphy by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase


Fine Japanese Calligraphy
The Art of Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase


Custom Japanese Art    Custom Japanese Scrolls    Custom Graphic Designs

Custom Art

Haiku Art
Inspirational Art
Japanese Scrolls
Martial Arts
Name Art
Romantic Gifts

Tattoo Design
Graphic Design
Logo Design

Learn Calligraphy
Words in Japanese
Specials

Library
About Us


Martial Arts

Seal Designs
Rank Certificates

Stock Images

Christian
Family
Haiku
Inspirational
Japanese Proverbs
Love
Martial Arts
Motivational
Names in Japanese
Oriental Arts
Personality Types
Sayings
Zen
Zodiac






Welcome To Takase Studios

Heart Sutra Mantra

Heart Sutra Mantra
by Eri Takase

Takase Studios is devoted to the art of Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

Master Takase's work has sold all over the world as custom art for individuals, in commercial products, major ad campaigns, in film, as well as in print and books. Her brand of Traditional Japanese Calligraphy has been described as refined and cultured. She has been praised not only for her beautiful art but also for her approachability, courtesy, and professionalism.

Here we have many pieces of original works by Master Takase featuring as well as completely custom art. If you are looking for an original work of beautiful Japanese Calligraphy we would love to work with you.

We also offer truly Custom Japanese Calligraphy where you can work directly with Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase to create an original work of art that is exactly what you want. The process is fun and informative and we provide you with as much information as you need to be completely comfortable with the translation while showing you hand-brushed original samples.

Whether you are looking for custom art or one Master Takase's original works, Japanese Calligraphy is perfect for your home, dojo, business or as a gift - original art is personal and makes an excellent engagement, wedding or house warming gift. And a work Japanese Calligraphy can be perfect for the hard to shop for bonsai artist, Martial Artist, tea enthusiast or the Zen Buddhist in your life.

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Inspirational Japanese Art

Inspirational Art

Our inspirational designs are daily reminders of what is important.

The above design is the kanji for Hope (kibou) in a cursive font - one of Eri's Favorite.


Japanese Calligraphy for the Martial Arts

Martial Arts

Martial Arts include options for custom rank certificates, custom seal designs, custom scrolls and wall art. Perfect for your home, dojo or as a special gift for the Martial Artist in your life.


Romantic Japanese Calligraphy Gifts

Romantic Gifts

Perfect for an engagement gift, wedding gift, paper anniversaries, and just because.

Romantic Gifts include options for custom and non-custom art and scrolls.

Master Takase also does commercial Japanese calligraphy designs and has an impressive resume that includes advertising, book illustrations, CD covers, movie titles, posters, website graphics and even the calligraphy that TV Guide used for their daytime Emmy after party motif. If you are looking to add a touch of Japanese calligraphy to an article, an ad, newsletter, website or book see Custom Graphic Design for details.

In 1989, Master Takase was awarded the highest rank in Japanese Calligraphy of Shihan. As a member of Japan's most prestigious calligraphic society Eri Takase is among the few to have won multiple best of category awards in national competitions and her work has been displayed in the Osaka Museum of Art. To view some of her award winning pieces please see Traditional Japanese Calligraphy.

Along with custom art we also have many original works for sale. See Weekly Specials to view Master Takase's latest creations.

Custom Japanese Calligraphy


Custom Japanese Scrolls

Custom Tattoo Design


Work with Master Eri Takase to create a custom work of Art. Framed and unframed options are available and work is usually completed in a few days.

Also see Romantic Art Gifts

Traditionally in the US the 1st wedding anniversary (and in the UK the 2nd) is the paper anniversary. We have many gift ideas perfect for an anniversary gift - and the work on handmade Japanese paper will last generations.

Japanese Scrolls, called kakemono, make a very special and thoughtful gift that arrive ready to display.

Each scroll is personally hand-lettered by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase and is made with quality silk borders Japanese paper and are designed to last generations.

Work directly with Master Takase to create an original work of art for your home, business, or dojo.

Tattoo designs are personal artistic expressions with both a meaning and a look. We would love to work with you and together create a design that is exactly right for you.

Work directly with Master Calligrapher Eri Takase to create your own Custom Japanese Tattoo Design.

Master Takase also does Custom Japanese Calligraphy for Graphic Design for Commercial and professional use and has an impressive resume including movie titles, book illustrations, CD covers, advertising and product packaging. Most recently she did the calligraphy for TV Guide's Emmy Awards After Party and was featured on NBC's Extra.

TV Guide's 60th Primetime Emmy Awards Party
Featuring Master Calligrapher Eri Takase's Artwork

Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase's original artwork was featured on TV Guide's invitation to their 60th Primetime Emmy Awards Party which was held last month. This beautiful invitation and Master Takase's calligraphy was also shown on NBC's entertainment show EXTRA.

Looking for a Japanese Calligraphy Design? Browse through our catalog of over 5000 Japanese Kanji Designs. These hand-lettered designs by Master Takase can be instantly downloaded once the order is placed and are available in commercial use formats of 72 dpi, 300 dpi, and often 600 dpi JPG. Our Licensing Agreement is generous and suitable for commercial applications.

Master Takase's work can be commissioned for Custom Japanese Calligraphy for Non-Exclusive Use for limited distribution or if exclusivity then Custom Japanese Calligraphy for Exclusive Use.

 

Graphic Design

Calm - Japanese Calligraphy

Learn Japanese Calligraphy

Learn Japanese Calligraphy

Fine Art

Afterglow - Japanese Calligraphy

Looking for a Japanese Calligraphy graphic for your product or marketing material? Takase Studios features a full line of custom and stock images

Learn Japanese Calligraphy at your own pace with Japanese Calligraphy lessons on CD-ROM. Each lesson features video of Master Takase brushing the characters - Learn from a Master.

Calligraphy Sets Are Also Available

Modern designs by Master Calligrapher Eri Takase take on a whole new dimension with non-traditional methods and materials

 

Heart Sutra Mantra

Heart Sutra Mantra

"Gyatei, gyatei, ha ra gyatei, hara so- gyatei, boji sowaka"

hannya shingyo

The Dalai Lama translates this as "go, go, go beyond, go thoroughly beyond, and establish yourself in enlightenment"

This work of art by Master Takase is on natural, hand-made Japanese paper. The framing was done to show the four deckled edges by tacking the artwork onto a white matte and finishing with a black frame with a slight gold border.

We encourage our clients to order the artwork unframed and frame it locally to match your decor.

Heart Sutra Mantra
by Eri Takase

Photo by Anonymous Collector

 

See our complete catalog of products at Shodokai - The Art of Master Calligrapher Eri Takase

Japanese Calligraphy Art - Visit our on-line gallery of beautiful Japanese Calligraphy Art all hand-lettered by Master Takase.


Dear Eri Takase San,

Only yesterday I returned to my home in Sag Harbor and opened the calligraphy pieces you did for me last year. They are splendid and I thank you for them. They will hang in my workplace, which is a small building paneled with cedar.

You might be interested to know that a principal character in my movie being filmed this Fall is named Lady Murasaki.  She is the Japanese wife of a great French artist and is a good calligrapher. Gong Li will play the part in the movie.

I hope this finds you well and happy and thank you again for the beautiful pieces.

Sincerely,
Thomas Harris

Author, Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon


About the Artist

Master Japanese Calligrapher, or more properly, Shihan Eri Takase has been living and working in the United States since 1995. Her work has sold all over the world as custom art for individuals, on commercial products, in books, magazines, and in film. Her style of traditional Japanese calligraphy has been described as refined and cultured. After a lifetime study of traditional calligraphy in Japan, Master Takase has devoted herself to adapting the art of Japanese Calligraphy to new mediums and methods and the results are breathtaking.

In 1989, Master Calligrapher Eri Takase was awarded the highest rank in Japanese Calligraphy, of Shihan. As a member of Japan's most prestigious calligraphic society, the Bokuteki-kai, Eri Takase is among the few to have won multiple best of category awards in national competitions and her work has been displayed in the Osaka Museum of Art. To view some of this award winning art, please visit Traditional Japanese Calligraphy

In 1997 Master Takase founded her own school Takase Shodokai. Along with formal classes Master Takase also developed a series of learning CD's. For more information see Learn Japanese Calligraphy.

Now living and working in the United States Master Takase's beautiful artwork sells all over the world as fine art, custom art for individuals, and as commercial art in products, print, and film.

Making Japanese Calligraphy approachable to an international audience is one of Master Takase's major goals and as you browse through this website perhaps you will agree that she has made tremendous strides.

This year marks Takase Studios 15th Anniversary and to commemorate we have posted an Interview with Eri Takase. Master Takase has not talked much about herself over the years and in this interview she talks about her life and art. This interview was conducted in June of 2007 for a feature article in Photoshop Magazine by the editor Murat Akcicek.

See our complete catalog of products at Shodokai - The Art of Master Calligrapher Eri Takase


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