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What materials to use?

For our various groups, especially online, we recommend having suitable materials. There are always options depending on the creative group – please ask us if you are unsure what you need for one of our groups. Some of the items we may have stock of, and can sell to our participants. 

We have included links below to shops selling each item, please note we can’t be sure of the quality of items from any shops (as we buy most of our own stock wholesale), the links given are to give you an idea what you need and to help you find something.

For Shodo calligraphy, Shakyo Sutra Tracing and Tenkoku stamp seal engraving groups, if you don’t have the traditional materials, you can still take part with some basic alternatives, any questions please just ask us πŸ™‚

Shodo

For the most basic kit you will need: 10, 6
For traditional kit you will need: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

ItemRecommendedLinkStocked by D+P Studio
1Ofude brushrecommendedStandard quality
Large Japanese Calligraphy Brush
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2alternative to 1Higher quality fude, Akashiya size 4 
Japanese Chinese Calligraphy Fude Thick Brush Shodo Akashiya Kanji Japan PL-125
3Sumi inkrecommendedBlack Japanese Calligraphy Sumi Ink
4alternative to 3Yasutomo Bokuju Liquid Sumi Ink 6 Oz Ky6
5White Japanese Calligraphy Rice Paper (alternative for practice – thin cartridge or print paper)recommendedWhite Japanese Calligraphy Rice Paper
6A4 print paperalternative to 5AmazonBasics Multipurpose Copy Paper A4 80gsm, 1 Ream, 500 Sheets, White
7Suzuri inkdish – ceramic    (alternative – flower palette below)recommendedBlack Japanese Calligraphy Ink Dishβœ”
8inkdish – flower palettealternative to 7Palette, white plastic, 17.5cm diameter approx., flower shapedβœ”
9Bunchin paperweight (or alternative such as pebble)recommendedHomyl 1 Pair Black Wooden Chinese Brush Paintig Writing Paperweight Calligraphy Ruler Tools
10Fudepen – medium (alternatives – pens or pencil)alternative to 1 and 3Pentel Fude Brush Pen, Medium (XFL2L) βœ”
11Shitajiki underlay matrecommendedJapanese Calligraphy Underlay Mat, Standard Size, 36cm x 27cm, Black
12Reusable magic water cloth paperalternative to 3 and 5Reusable Chinese Magic Cloth Water Paper, 2Packs 1.5m Calligraphy Practice Paper Water Writing Book Notebook for Kids Beginnersβœ”
13Calligraphy Setalternative to 1, 3, 7, 9, 11Kuretake Zig Traditional Japanese Calligraphy Set Traditional Calligraphy Kit (Includes Bushes, Ink, Mat, Paperweight, Trays & More)

Shakyo

For the most basic kit you will need: 9 or a pen or pencil, 5
For traditional kit you will need: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10

ItemRecommendedLinkStocked by D+P Studio
1inkstickrecommendedYellow Mountain Solid Ink Sticks Black Pine Soot 25g Each Twin Pack
2Suzuri inkdish – ceramicrecommendedBlack Japanese Calligraphy Ink Dishβœ”
3inkdish – stone suzuri and solid ink stick setalternative to 1 and 2NUOLUX Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Inkstone with Chinese Taditional Ink Stones Rectangle Ink Stick
4White Japanese Calligraphy Rice Paper (alternative for practice – thin cartridge or print paper)recommendedWhite Japanese Calligraphy Rice Paper
5A4 print paperalternative to 4AmazonBasics Multipurpose Copy Paper A4 80gsm, 1 Ream, 500 Sheets, White
6Shakyo brush from Amazon Japan   (alternatives – fudepen below, or pens or pencil)recommendedMolibe Creation Calligraphy Fine Brush Kumano Brush Ayame MNS-06HP parentβœ”
7from Amazon Japan, more expensive optionalternative to 6One δΌ‘εœ’ η†Šι‡Ž Brush Calligraphy Brush ιΌ¬ Hair η΄°ζ›Έ ε†™η΅Œ For 倩開 Brown
8Bunchin paperweight (or alternative such as pebble)recommendedHomyl 1 Pair Black Wooden Chinese Brush Paintig Writing Paperweight Calligraphy Ruler Tools
9Fudepen – medium (alternatives – pens or pencil)alternative to 1 and 6Pentel Fude Brush Pen, Medium (XFL2L) βœ”
10Shitajiki underlay matrecommendedJapanese Calligraphy Underlay Mat, Standard Size, 36cm x 27cm, Black

Tenkoku /hanko stamp seal engraving

For the most BASIC STONE CARVING KIT you will need: 7, 12, 16, 19, 20
For FULL STONE CARVING KIT you will need: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 or 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22

Traditional materials:
ItemRecommendedLinkStocked by D+P Studio
1Fudepen – medium (alternatives – pens or pencil)recommendedPentel Fude Brush Pen, Medium (XFL2L) βœ”
2Small brush (or any small round headed brush, or use fudepen)Β recommendedYouliy Chinese Brush, Wolf Hair Calligraphy Painting Brushes for Small Regular Script
3alternative to 2Royal & Langnickel : Dark Blue Handle : Taklon Hair Brush : Round : Size 3
4Sumi ink(alternative – fudepen)recommendedBlack Japanese Calligraphy Sumi Ink
5alternative to 4Yasutomo Bokuju Liquid Sumi Ink 6 Oz Ky6
6Suzuri inkdish – ceramicrecommendedBlack Japanese Calligraphy Ink Dishβœ”
7Qingtian stone (ι’η”°ηŸ³) 1.5cm width (alternative : keshigomu method – eraser)recommendedFenteer 3 Pieces Natural Qingtian Stone Material DIY Handmade Carving for Paint Art Supplies,Own Yourself Stone Stamps 15 x 15 x 50 mm
8Red seal paste – Indei Higher quality (alternative – basic below)recommendedEasyou Shanghai Xiling Ink Paste Chinese Seal Red Ink Pad 30g(1.06oz) Cinnabar Jingmian Zhusha
9alternative to 8Red seal paste in porcelain dish
10alternative to 8Seal Paste
11Basic quality for checking stamp designalternative to 8Calligraphy Stamp Seal Painting Red Ink Paste Chinese Yinni Pad 36g
12Easy stamp pad for checking designeasy to order online, alternative to 8Christmas Red Ink Pad 10cm x 7cm x 1.5cm
13Seal carving holder – InshorecommendedFauge Adjustable Carving Clamp for Stone,Wood Carving Tools for Chinese Traditional Seal Stone SND Seal Engraving
14White Japanese Calligraphy Rice Paper (alternative for practice – thin cartridge or print paper)recommendedWhite Japanese Calligraphy Rice Paper
15A4 cartridge paper (alternative: print paper below)recommendedCanson 1557 – A4 pad Including 50 Sheets of 120gsm White Cartridge Drawing Paper
16A4 print paperalternative to 13 and 14AmazonBasics Multipurpose Copy Paper A4 80gsm, 1 Ream, 500 Sheets, White
17Orange penrecommendedPOSCA PC-5M by Uni-Ball – Orange
18Tracing paperrecommendedClairefontaine Goldline Tracing Paper Pack, A4, 25 Sheets
19PencilrecommendedStaedtler Tradition Pencils [6 Pack] Grade – 2B
20Cutters (alternative for Keshigomu method – craft knife)
3 piece set (or aternative below)
recommended2/4/8mm Hard Alloy Tungsten Steel Seal Carving Knife Seal Burin Seal Graver Seal Cutter / – 0021 Orientalartmaterial Calligraphy Supply
21Setalternative to 19Dbtxwd 14 Pcs Carved Stone Knife Manganese Steel Knife Chisel Craft Tools For Seal Engraving Stone Lettering
22Bunchin paperweight (or alternative such as pebble)recommendedHomyl 1 Pair Black Wooden Chinese Brush Paintig Writing Paperweight Calligraphy Ruler Tools

For the most BASIC KIT FOR KESHIGOMU ERASER METHOD you will need: 1, 2, 5, 8, 10
For FULL KESHIGOMU KIT you will need: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9,11

Alternative method – Keshigomu:
ItemRecommendedLinkStocked by D+P Studio
1Eraser (for Keshigomu method) 1.5cm widthrecommendedStaedtler Mars Plastic Eraser – White, Pack of 2
2Craft Knife (or box cutter)recommendedOlfa ARA-1
3Linoleum cutterrecommendedEssdee 10 Lino Cutters and Handle Set (Lino Cutters Styles 1 to 10)
4Tracing paperrecommendedClairefontaine Goldline Tracing Paper Pack, A4, 25 Sheets
5PencilrecommendedStaedtler Tradition Pencils [6 Pack] Grade – 2B
6Fudepen – medium (alternatives – pens or pencil)recommendedPentel Fude Brush Pen, Medium (XFL2L) βœ”
7Indei ink – Basic quality for checking stamp designrecommendedCalligraphy Stamp Seal Painting Red Ink Paste Chinese Yinni Pad 36g
8Easy stamp pad for checking designeasy to order online, alternative to 7Christmas Red Ink Pad 10cm x 7cm x 1.5cm
9A4 cartridge paper (alternative: print paper below)recommendedCanson 1557 – A4 pad Including 50 Sheets of 120gsm White Cartridge Drawing Paper
10A4 print paperalternative to 8AmazonBasics Multipurpose Copy Paper A4 80gsm, 1 Ream, 500 Sheets, White
11Orange penrecommendedPOSCA PC-5M by Uni-Ball – Orange