Watching This Japanese Sign-Maker’s Perfect Handwritten Work In Action Is Just Too Soothing

Along with providing a chance to observe fascinating beauty, traditional art forms in action can sometimes have a hypnotizing and soothing quality to them, as evidenced by the satisfaction of watching this Japanese artist painting a dragon in one stroke. It's @signsshu, a calligraphy artist running a sign shop, who is mesmerizing Japanese Twitter users with a video of him perfectly writing a store sign free-handedly that is being called "too satisfying".

@signsshu provided a time-lapse video of himself working on a blackboard-style sign, writes that although it's just some "hasty scribbling", the video should convey a sense of speed with which he elects to write small letters by hand with.

Many commenting on the video are astounded that @signsshu elects to write without any sort of guideline or draft, instead carefully and neatly completing the sign in one go all by hand. Although calligraphy is taught in Japanese schools, there has been a growing concern with younger generations that a reliance on computers and cell phones, which automatically convert phonetic input into kanji characters, is making writing things by hand (knowing stroke order, writing neatly, etc.) less and less common.

While many were transfixed by how calming and strangely pleasant the video made them feel, others were surprised to learn that such an occupation exists, and were grateful that hand-written signs exist like these in a sea of digitally made signage that decorates cities in Japan, hopeful that @signsshu can inspire younger viewers and remind them that handwriting can look just as good as digital creations, if not better.


By - grape Japan editorial staff.

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