In this shodo bookstore you can find calligraphy books for beginners of Chinese or Japanese calligraphy. This hand picked selection includes excellent manuals, inspirational and meditative calligraphy books.
When choosing the calligraphy books I have payed extra attention to the different needs of a beginner. When you start to learn Chinese or Japanese calligraphy you should develop a variety of calligraphy skills which are explained in the selected manuals.
To expand your knowledge of the art of Japanese and Chinese calligraphy I suggest some calligraphy books that can guide you on the meditative way of shodo, or help you to design and enhance your creativity with kanji symbols.
I have also included Chiang Yee’s, Chinese Calligraphy. An Introduction to its Aesthetics and Technique, an indispensable classic for anyone wanting to go the way of shodo. Finally I suggest Hadamitzky’s Kanji and Kana, a basic reference work to learn the kanji symbols and the order of the brush strokes.
This shodo book store makes it easy for you to buy your calligraphy books online and bring this great art into your life.
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