Tomoe Gozen (Female Samurai) Calligraphy

Tomoe Gozen

“Tomoe was especially beautiful, with beautiful skin, long hair, and charming features. She was also a remarkably strong archer, and as a swords woman,  a warrior worth a thousand, ready to confront a demon or a god, mounted or on foot, and handled unbroken horses with superb skill; rode unscathed down perilous descents. Whenever a battle was imminent, Yoshinaka sent her out as his first captain, equipped with strong armor, an oversized sword and a mighty bow.  She performed more deeds of valor than any of his other warriors.” – The Tale of The Heike

Panda Calligraphy


“Books can break a man open, even ones about a panda, maybe especially so.”  – Gregory Sherl


Shogun Calligraphy

Shogun Calligraphy

“The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience. Patience means restraining one’s inclinations. There are seven emotions: joy, anger, anxiety, adoration, grief, fear, and hate, and if a man does not give way to these he can be called patient. I am not as strong as I might be, but I have long known and practiced patience. And if my descendants wish to be as I am, they must study patience.” – Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu

Love (Ai) Calligraphy

Love (Ai)

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” –  Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” –  Albert Einstein