Source: @machiko798 Japanese calligraphist shows how you can write gorgeous kanji with a cheap pen 2020-11-16 Mon 2020-11-16 Mon Whether it be traditionally practiced Japanese calligraphy or simply an extremely neatly written signboard, there's something very satisfying about watching perfectly handwritten kanji. Taught from a young age in schools, calligraphy and proper penmanship requires adequate writing tools. When sweeping strokes, sudden stops, and stroke finish are important, you need the right pen. That's why Japanese stationery (especially pens) often get such praise. Japanese handwriting enthusiast Machiko Katada (@machiko798) demonstrates that even some of the most standard pens in Japan can be used to write beautiful kanji! While Machiko often uses common ballpoint pens in her videos to write kanji, this time she's using a rollerball gel pen with a 0.7mm tip from Japanese stationery maker Pentel. Using the EnerGel 0.7mm, she gorgeously writes the kanji for "sky". ぺんてるエナージェルノック式0.7㍉。200円税別。替え芯80円税別。「飛」だけに飛んできそうな感じで。 pic.twitter.com/mfwS01q0Wz— カタダマチコ (@machiko798) November 15, 2020 Machiko's handwriting and technique are obviously gorgeous, but what has many people surprised is that the pen itself only costs 200 yen in Japan (less than $2.00 USD), which shows that you don't need a fancy pen or brush to write this smoothly. While the pens are great, those interested in Japanese handwriting are in luck--Machiko has her own calligraphy lesson book available on Amazon and Rakuten. She also posts videos to Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, so be sure to follow! View this post on Instagram A post shared by カタダマチコ / MachikoKatada (@machiko798) By - Big Neko. Tags: Calligraphy / Cool / Japan / Japanese / Kanji / Pens grape Japan Art Japanese calligraphist shows how you can write gorgeous kanji with a cheap pen Related Article Cinnabon Japan Debuts Limited Edition Sakura Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll For 2019 Cherry Blossom Season Japan Celebrates Kirby’s 25th Anniversary With These Awesome Kirby Meat Buns! IKEA comic illustration series brings the store’s soft toys to life in Shibuya DMM.com recruits SDG-conscious designers for high level 3D printed art and products Japan satisfies sweet tooth cravings with new drinkable cheesecake Can’t Eat Fish? Try Making Sushi With Vegetables Instead!