Japanese Calligraphy for the Martial Arts
Takase Studios provides many services tailored specifically to the Martial Artist. For instructors we have Custom Seal Designs, Calligraphy for Logo Designs, Stock Kanji Designs for marketing materials and newsletters, and Custom Japanese Scrolls. For students we provide Custom Seal Designs, artwork, Full name translations for belts and certificates and even Custom Body Art designs.
For the perfect gift for your Sensei, Dojo or home Dojo consider one of our affordable Custom Japanese Scrolls which can be created with any saying, or the school name or even the student's name and rank - these scrolls are completely custom and you can work with Master Takase to create exactly the Japanese Calligraphy that you want.
Japanese Martial Arts and Calligraphy are tightly connected with a tradition dating back to the seminal writings of Miyamoto Musashi. Make sure you have the best. Each design is hand drawn by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase who in 1989 was awarded the rank of Shihan by Japan's most prestigious calligraphic society, the Bokuteki-kai.
Hand-Letter Japanese Calligraphy Designs
These are all hand-lettered designs created by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase and carefully scanned and documented. Designs are delivered digitally right when you order so there is no waiting - you can get the perfect design in just seconds.
All designs come in four formats. For personal use designs we offer an Adobe PDF Format which will print out exactly as designed by Master Takase. These designs cannot be edited but may be used in a single application and are perfect for tattoo designs and craft projects. For commercial use we offer three JPG resolutions: 72 dpi, 300 dpi and 600 dpi. The lower resolutions are suitable for images as part of a website, for example. The higher resolutions are suitable for all print applications.
Personal use designs start at $11.95 and professional use designs at $31.95. Ordering is safe and easy.
We also offer completely custom commercial use designs where you work directly with Eri Takase to create a design to your specifications. For these custom designs we have two options: the first is for Limited Distribution and isNon-exclusive and starts at $135, the second is Unlimited Distribution and is Exclusive and starts at $350. These are completely custom designs giving you input at every step of the design process.
Finally artwork can be created for any of these designs. These would be hand lettered by Master Takase with her seal and signature - These are truly special gifts of art and are perfect for the home or dojo. These may be ordered at Custom Unframed Artwork on Japanese Paper or a Custom Japanese Scroll.
Are you not finding what you want in the catalog? We would love to hear your feedback on ideas to include in the catalog. Please feel free to contact us with your suggestions. You are also welcome to contact us with any questions about any of our Martial Arts Japanese Designs.
So whether you are a graphic artist looking for a specific design to illustrate a book or an individual looking for an authentic and meaningful tattoo, we offer thousands of Martial Arts Kanji Designs. Below we show just a fraction of the designs we have available and hopefully this will inspire you to see our full on-line catalog of designs at Stock Japanese Martial Arts Kanji Designs.
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Takase Studios now offers full name translations to beautiful Japanese Calligraphy! This is perfect for martial arts belts, for names on rank certificates and even for full name tattoos.
These also make great gifts for the martial arts student on your list. The designs are delivered as Adobe PDF files and so will print out exactly as designed by Master Takase. The designs can also be easily resized to fit your needs.
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The names are in Katakana which is the standard way non-Japanese names are translated to Japanese and is how names appear in dictionaries, in the newspaper and in magazines. Katakana preserves the pronunciation and is the option most likely to be recognized as a name. And, because katakana is like an alphabet, there are no hidden meanings to worry about.
Takase Studios has been doing name translations for over 15 years and our Catalog of Names in Japanese is one of the most respected sources available. Whether you are a student looking for one name or a school looking for hundreds we can work with you to create consistent and accurate designs with hand-lettered fonts by Master Takase. Each order includes three variations of the name using a different font and size so you have - and the line art is included for those looking to have a tattoo inked from the design.
Our Catalog of Japanese Kanji Designs has thousands of designs for personal and professional use. Sample categories are Love Kanji Designs, Family Kanji Designs, Inspirational Kanji Designs, Motivational Kanji Designs, and Christian Kanji Designs.
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