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Takase Studios is devoted to the art of Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
Master Takase's work has sold all over the world as custom art for individuals, in commercial products, major ad campaigns, in film, as well as in print and books. Her brand of Traditional Japanese Calligraphy has been described as refined and cultured. She has been praised not only for her beautiful art but also for her approachability, courtesy, and professionalism.
Here we have many pieces of original works by Master Takase featuring as well as completely custom art. If you are looking for an original work of beautiful Japanese Calligraphy we would love to work with you.
We also offer truly Custom Japanese Calligraphy where you can work directly with Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase to create an original word of art that is exactly what you want. The process is fun and informative and we provide you with as much information as you need to be completely comfortable with the translation while showing you hand-brushed original samples.
Whether you are looking for custom art or one Master Takase's original works, Japanese Calligraphy is perfect for your home, dojo, business or as a gift - original art is personal and makes an excellent engagement, wedding or house warming gift. And a work Japanese Calligraphy can be perfect for the hard to shop for bonsai artist, Martial Artist, tea enthusiast or the Zen Buddhist in your life.
And if you have any questions about ordering or our services, please contact us and we will do our best.
Master Takase also does commercial Japanese calligraphy designs and has an impressive resume that includes advertising, book illustrations, CD covers, movie titles, posters, website graphics and even the calligraphy that TV Guide used for their daytime Emmy after party motif. If you are looking to add a touch of Japanese calligraphy to an article, an ad, newsletter, website or book see Custom Graphic Design for details.
In 1989, Master 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. To view some of her award winning pieces please see Traditional Japanese Calligraphy.
Along with custom art we also have many original works for sale. See Weekly Specials to view Master Takase's latest creations.
Master Takase also does Custom Japanese Calligraphy for Graphic Design for Commercial and professional use and has an impressive resume including movie titles, book illustrations, CD covers, advertising and product packaging. Most recently she did the calligraphy for TV Guide's Emmy Awards After Party and was featured on NBC's Extra.
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About the Artist
Master Japanese Calligrapher, or more properly, Shihan Eri Takase has been living and working in the United States since 1995. Her work has sold all over the world as custom art for individuals, on commercial products, in books, magazines, and in film. Her style of traditional Japanese calligraphy has been described as refined and cultured. After a lifetime study of traditional calligraphy in Japan, Master Takase has devoted herself to adapting the art of Japanese Calligraphy to new mediums and methods and the results are breathtaking.
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, the Bokuteki-kai, 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. To view some of this award winning art, please visit Traditional Japanese Calligraphy
In 1997 Master Takase founded her own school Takase Shodokai. Along with formal classes Master Takase also developed a series of learning CD's. For more information see Learn Japanese Calligraphy.
Now living and working in the United States Master Takase's beautiful artwork sells all over the world as fine art, custom art for individuals, and as commercial art in products, print, and film.
Making Japanese Calligraphy approachable to an international audience is one of Master Takase's major goals and as you browse through this website perhaps you will agree that she has made tremendous strides.
This year marks Takase Studios 15th Anniversary and to commemorate we have posted an Interview with Eri Takase. Master Takase has not talked much about herself over the years and in this interview she talks about her life and art. This interview was conducted in June of 2007 for a feature article in Photoshop Magazine by the editor Murat Akcicek.
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