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I started doing Shodo in a Kaisho style a little while ago, but just recently started picking up the brush more often. I’ve been looking for web or book resources containing kanji in the Kaisho style on practice diagrams (with boxes and diagonals below them to use with practice paper). Any ideas?

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Hi all, I recently came into possession of a Japanese scroll and the calligraphy style is quite loose and flowing.

I was wondering if anyone could point me towards a resource where I can have it translated by someone (most of the online translation services I’ve found only work with text docs etc, not images)

Does such a resource exist?

Thanks all

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Hello r/shodo.

I am a guy from Finland and I recently had the honor of receiving a Masters certificate (師範) alongside a 木札 (Not really sure how to translate that). A while back during a trip to Japan I met a very good master by the name of 内山象亭 and I have been learning from him. I have always, since I begun practicing shodo, been heavily focusing on 臨書 (studying and imitating old texts) and my master has taught me a lot about using different techniques for different styles of shodo. Shodo as a form of "modern art" where you try to express feelings and such can be nice, but generally if you want to improve, 臨書 is the way.

So, if anyone here is interested in some guidance or coaching I would be happy to help. Just shoot me a message. I still have leagues ahead of me to reach the level of my master but to any beginners or intermediate learners I am sure I have feedback to give. I am looking to eventually make a career in shodo.

Pictures of the Shihan certificate and kifuda board. My master wrote my name as 王春可流 which phonetically represents my real name Oskar.

https://imgur.com/dHBoh7a

https://imgur.com/lQMUysq

Here is my Instagram where I upload lots of shodo for those interested:

https://www.instagram.com/oskar_shodo/

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