Kamiwazashop offers a large variaty of Caligraphy. The artist we are using for our caligraphy is Ohta Suiko.

Ohta Suiko's profile

She was born as the forth generation of Japanese fine art Painter in 1962. Her further generation since Edoperiod(1603~)were all Shogun's stable of calligraphers from generation to generation. Therefore she also succeeds a talent of it and does active as a calligrapher as well as a painter.

In 1980, she was studying in Switzerlandand U.S.A. for two years, and she enlarged her experience by learning foreign culture. At the same time, she rediscovered the fascination of Japanese traditional culture. After her study abroad, she has been succeeding for teaching Japanese traditional fine arts to many foreigners since 1982.


1999: Exhibition at Wako Ginza

2000: Exchanging of culture exhibition at Brazilian Embassy

2001: Exhibition at Kato Gallery

2004: Exhibition at Kato Gallery

“Bonkura” (item no. 310)

Size: 60 x 50cm

The calligraphy on the board says "Bonkura". It means, being ordinary and indifferent makes your life more fun, better not to stick out too much.

Additionally, it even means, if you stay in a ordinary life not in luxury, you can get wider view to find the way of life more fun and meaningful.

Price: 1309€

Caligraphy will be made on japanese paper, mashi, or japanese cedar tree.


Traditional Japanese paper made from hemp. Originally thought to have been made from scraps of hemp cloth or hemp bark. Considered the oldest paper made in Japan. Its strong, pliant, glossy quality makes it a very high grade paper. Mashi was used for imperial proclamations, for copying sutras, and for poetry. Documents and sutras on mashi paper from Sui and Tang China (618-907) and from the Nara and Heian periods are still intact.

Production seems to have gradually declined after the Heian period, probably due to a lack of raw material and the low efficiency of production. Besides white mashi there are various other colors such as red, purple and yellow. Mashi in a long format is called choumashi.

Cedar tree

Japanese cedar is a tall Evergreen tree with wide spreading branches. The wood of it is very hard and has a sweet smell. It is one of the most suitable wood for calligraphy.

The caligraphys shown below are mere examples. Please call or write for specific wishes or requests.

Note: All caligraphy will be delivered without frame and glass eventhough the picures show frame and glass.

Hatsun Jindo - Parting the clouds, seeking the way (item no. 320)

Written on Mashi paper.

Size: 180 x 45 cm

Taken from sensei Gichin Funakoshi. It is describing the first movements of kata: Unsu

Price: 535,50€

Mukin shori (item no. 360)

Written on Mashi paper.

Mukin shori means "The road to success has no short cuts"

Size: 35 x 145cm

Price: 452,20€

Nihon karate shoto renmei (item no. 330)

Nihon karate shoto renmei - Japan karate shoto federation

Size: 190x45,5 "out side" and 130x34 (white part with text).

The calligraphy is made on Japaneese Chuomashi paper.

Price: 714€

Nijukun nr. 5 (item no. 300)

By Sensei Gichin Funakoshi

Size: 139cm x 35cm

Calligraphy on "Mashi-paper".

Gijutsu yori shinjutsu - spirit first then technique.

This example is from Sensei Gichin Funakoshi's Nijukun, whereas this is no. 5.

Price: 452,20€

Nijukun nr. 11 (item no. 340)

By Sensei Gichin Funakoshi

Size: 59 x 35 cm

The First Great Master of Karate

Written on Mashi paper framed with glass.

Out size 59X35cm.

"Karateha Yunogotoshi. Taezu Netudowo Ataezareba, Motono Mizuni Kaeru"

Translated into english: " KARATE is just like hot water. If you do not keep on heating, the hot water gets cold as it was before heating. " That means even if you reach high level of your KARATE, you have to keep on training hard, otherwise you go back to the starting line.

Price: 333,20€

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