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Antique Shusei Traveling Calligraphy Kit

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Destination: Kanazawa, Japan

We love imagining the wandering calligraphist who owned this delightful kit stopping to write while on a walk in the mountains. Found at the morning market in the fishing village of Wajima, it’s named after the great novelist Shusei Tokuda, who grew up in Kanazawa and has a monument dedicated to him on the summit of Mount Utatsu. We think this calligraphy kit has got a certain aesthetic known in Japan as wabi-sabi.


Wabi-sabi is the marriage of two old aesthetic ideals: wabi, which connotes a kind of rustic, simplicity, and sabi, which celebrates the “bloom of time.” Leonard Koren, who wrote a whole book a... Read More

Details and Dimensions

7" long, no brush included. 

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