We like the idea to have embroidered Japanese calligraphy on our t-shirts or jackets. It can easily be done by taking some random images from internet but nobody can guarantee the quality, proper form of calligraphy and their meaning.
Our idea to make our jackets with embroidered Kyokushinkai Karate calligraphy begins with the art work of Masakazu Miyanaga - Japanese painter and calligraphy master who made artistic drawings for our designs.
Calligraphies were painted on special paper which doesn’t absorb ink and let the ink dry. And it was just the beginning of the transformation process from the ink calligraphy to the final embroidery on our jackets. An important part of making calligraphies is to know the sequence of drawings, proportion and directions of movements. There are rules which make calligraphy perfect and knowing these rules together with manual, artistic skills make calligraphy not only readable but also beautiful.
So, to know the sequence was an important message to our computer designer to write the program which can reflect these rules and make our designs special. Every beat of the needle with thread shows the direction of the brush flow and makes the embroidery special.
Kyoku-Shin-Kai-Kara-Te calligraphy made by master Myanaga and drawing sequence
Calligraphy transformed to embroidery program
Calligraphy embroidered on the college jacket. College jackets with emboidered calligraphy of Kyokushinkai karate will be available in our shop at the beginning of October 2014.