Welcome to Takase Studios. Over the years we have worked with
thousands of individuals around the world creating art that has become family
We specialize in custom Japanese calligraphy and our goal is to create exactly the art you want.
We have a fun and informative process where we show you examples, get your
feedback, make new samples and continue until the art is exactly the way you
want it. The whole time you will be working directly with Master Takase who will answer
your questions and offer ideas and options: We want you will be as happy with the
translation as you will be with the beautiful art.
Master Takase's work has been described as refined and cultured and she has
been praised not only for her beautiful art but also for her approachability,
courtesy, and professionalism. So please take a look
around and if you have any questions or would like to discuss your idea please
contact us or email Master Takase directly at Eri@Takase.com
Japanese Scrolls, called kakemono, make a very
special and thoughtful gift that arrive ready to display.
custom scroll we work with you personally on each step of the process
including options for translation, fonts, and the layout. We
designs that we discuss and then modify as needed. And we do
this until the sample is exactly the way you want it. This way you
have input at every step and can see how the scroll will look
before it is created.
Each scroll is personally hand brushed by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri
Takase when your order is placed. The scrolls themselves are
imported from Nara Japan and are made with
high quality silk borders
and Japanese paper and are designed
to last generations.
These scrolls can be completed and mailed in as little as a
few days and are shipped from the United States. Visit
Custom Japanese Scrolls
for more details.
The scroll shown here is an original based on Miyamoto
Musashi's famous senki or Spirit of Battle
Miyamoto Musashi Senki to learn more.
Custom Japanese Calligraphy
directly 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. Mailed from the continental United
States for speedy
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.
Custom Tattoo Design
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.
We would love to work with you on a completely custom tattoo design and we
also have several personalized design ideas like the Family Bonds design
that celebrates the family and the Soul Mates design that
celebrates true love.
Japanese Tattoo Design Gallery
Visit our gallery of ready made tattoo designs - this is great to
browse through if you are not sure the font or the style that you would
like. Here you will find literally thousands of Master
Takase's hand-brushed designs.
This design is an original semi-cursive font of Eternal Love
with the kanji 永愛 read
Names in Japanese
This is a catalog of over ten thousand names meticulously
translated to beautiful Japanese Calligraphy. Each name was carefully researched
and documented and then Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase turned these
translations into beautiful works of art.
Commercial Graphic Design
We were pleased to work with San Franciscan
perfumer Ineke Ruhland and her
graphic design team of Helena
Seo on the calligraphy for her perfume: Gilded Lily
The schedule was extremely tight with the original request for
calligraphy on Friday and the final calligraphy for the product and
packaging delivered on Sunday.
If you are looking for world-class Japanese Calligraphy for your
product or marketing material, we would love to work with you. Visit
Studios' Custom Commercial Design for more information.
Learn Japanese Calligraphy
Japanese Calligraphy with Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri
Learn Japanese Calligraphy is a unique
series of CD's that teaches the basics of Japanese calligraphy on
CD-ROM so you can see Master Takase brush the characters.
calligraphy, movement is everything and being able to see a
master brush the characters is essential to learning proper
technique and is something you simply cannot get from a book.
Not sure what you want? Want to see lots of examples? Then visit our
StockKanji - Japanese Calligraphy Designs which has thousands of original
designs by Master Takase - this is a terrific for getting
ideas and you may even find the perfect design.
Heart Sutra Mantra
by Eri Takase
Heart Sutra Mantra
"Gyatei, gyatei, ha ra gyatei, hara so- gyatei, boji
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, handmade Japanese paper.
The framing was done to show the four deckled edges tacking
the artwork onto a white mat and finishing with a black frame with a
slight gold border.
Work directly with
Master Takase to create exactly the art that you want.
To learn more visit Custom Japanese Calligraphy.
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About the Artist
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 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. See
Traditional Japanese Calligraphy
to view some of her award winning art.
Master Takase has been living and working in the United States since 1995.
Master Takase received national attention when her art was selected by TV Guide
for their 60th Primetime Emmy Awards Party. Her art was the centerpiece of the
main display and the elegant invitations were so special they were featured
on NBC's prime time entertainment show EXTRA.
60th Prime Time Emmy Awards - TV Guide After
Calligraphy by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase