The goal of Japanese calligraphy is to create a beautiful and harmonious piece of art that expresses the essence of the written characters.
The characters are written in a flowing, graceful manner, and the calligrapher strives to create a sense of balance and harmony in the composition.
High quality brushes are made of a combination of synthethic- or different types of animal hair. The unique ink is made from soot and glue.
Investing in high quality brushes and ink, and learning to maintain them properly will make sure they last a long time and help you create even more beautiful calligraphy art. The results are unmatched with those achieved with cheap, mass-produced tools.