Custom Order Services

Customized, one-off Japanese calligraphy works transferred to digital format

Digital works taken from the original calligraphy works created by Keigetsu Watanabe, Japanese calligraphy artist

We will help you portray what you wish to communicate with the power of dynamic handwriting

Calligraphic digital works created by Keigetsu Watanabe, Japanese calligraphy artist, are available.

The subject will be based on clients’ chosen words(*). English words will be translated or transformed into Japanese characters (kanji, hiragana and katakana) taking the meaning and/or sounds into consideration.

*Words with negative or vulgar meanings will not be accepted.

Examples include

  • Titles design for videos and events etc.
  • Logo design elements
  • Product names
  • Slogans

This is suitable for clients who have their favorite Japanese words. Clients who already have their chosen English contents, but don’t have an idea of which characters are the best to be written, we will be able to provide advice on choosing the appropriate Japanese language including kanji characters. 

 

The atmosphere of the character data provided is tailored to the customer’s intended use, purpose and preference. For example, powerful, graceful, vibrant, etc.

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Sample Use

Case1

Logo design element for “Success 4”, Japan’s first “customer success” business conference

Keigetsu used the calligraphic work “道” as one element of the logo for Success 4, a business conference held in Tokyo. The conference was aimed at corporate executives and business managers with the theme of “customer success” updates. Customer success is one of the most important methods required for companies to survive, as consumer expectations, preferences and behaviors change with digitalization in recent years. It is still a new concept in Japan.

The word “道” means “the way (to do), a road or path”. It also has the meaning of reason, universal, and teaching. The conference organizer was one of the foremost leaders in the field of customer success in Japan, and she chose this kanji character as her motif to help her achieve this success. The shape, thickness, momentum of the lines, and the atmosphere of the character were determined after several meetings with her.

Case2

Title design for a theater performance ”The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter”

Below is the title of ”The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter”, a puppet performance by a theater company in Tokyo. The title design was a collaboration between Keigetsu and a water color artist. This was used as a title for the performance, a poster and a flyer in kanji and hiragana.

”The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter”, also known as ”The Tale of Princess Kaguya”, is a fictional Japanese story originally written in the early Heian period (794-1185) . The story revolves around a young girl, Princess Kaguya, who was found by an old man and his wife in a shining bamboo stalk and raised by them. The year of publication and author are unknown, but the story is well-known and is still familiar to the Japanese people today.

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How to Order

1. Contact us

If you are interested in this service, fill out the form below with a description of your requirements. We will contact you for any additional details, suggestions and a quotation for your works via email. 

2. Confirmation and draft creation

If you agree with the proposal and quotation, you can place your order via email. We will send you 2 or 3 drafts with different writing styles. You will be able to choose one style for the finished work.

3. Delivery

When the finished work is ready to send, you will receive an invoice. After payment has been confirmed the finished work will be sent via email. Payment via major credit cards only. 

* For your peace of mind, payments will be handled by Stripe.

Service Overview and Price

All works are custom and one off. Order price depends on complexity and length of the wording, etc.

Custom work

Overview

This is suitable for clients who have their favorite Japanese words. Examples include product names, event titles and logo elements.

*minimum order $600 U.S./ 1 digital work

  • Deliverable data format: jpg and others (negotiable)
  • Estimated delivery time: 5 business days from your order date for provision of a draft. Then, 7 business days from the date of your payment to delivery of the finished work.

Custom work with consultation

Overview

This is suitable for clients who already have their chosen English contents, but don’t have an idea of which Japanese characters are the best to be written. 

*minimum order $900 U.S./1 digital work

  • Deliverable format:  jpg and others  (negotiable)
  • Estimated delivery time: 5 business days from your order date for provision of a draft. Then, 7 business days from the date of your payment to delivery for the finished data.
  • Consultation: Online consultation of Japanese translation is included. We provide advice on choosing the appropriate Japanese language and kanji characters.