Wait a minute!! I'm looking for books on Calligraphy... Why do I need to learn to write Kanji??
See below for my justification
This practical, step-by-step work-text is a complete study guide for anyone who wants to learn and master Kanji, traditional Japanese characters borrowed and adapted from the Chinese writing system. Containing written models of 500 Kanji characters by award-winning Japanese calligraphers, Easy Kanji provides excellent examples and plenty of practice for rapidly learning the proper way to read and write Kanji.
Designed for ease of use, Easy Kanji features clear typography and layout with reproducible exercise pages that provide ample opportunity for writing practice. Kanji characters are all arranged according to their radical groups. Explanations are concise yet comprehensive, and the exercises following each set of radical groups will help you perfect your writing style, build your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and increase your knowledge of Japanese language structures. In addition, there is a special section featuring basic Hiragana and Katakana (Japan's two phonetic writing systems).
In content and format, Easy Kanji is the ideal text for all students of Japanese who want to improve their ability to read and write Kanji.
Includes calligraphy from Masaya Katayama and Rika Sagano
1st edition 1994, Pb, 204pp, Monochrome throughout, 15.3 x 22.6 cm
Answer to "Wait a minute!!" Japanese characters make a really nice embellishment to any piece of calligraphic art. Japanese Poetry (Haiku) are short and great to use for calligraphy. With a basic knowledge of Kanji, you can easily embellish your work with one or two Japanese characters.