FREE Shodō Work by Master Calligrapher, Zen


This is a free download artwork of one of Japan’s great shodō calligraphers, Shūfū.

With these free downloads, we are providing you with printable materials to decorate anything from your favourite mug to entire walls of your home or office. With this file, you have complete freedom in how you apply these thoughtful, carefully drawn works of art.

About Written Japanese Character

「禅」- Zen : Zen is of course a reference to the state of relieving one’s mind and achieving relaxation and elevated levels of thought and clarity. A central feature of Japanese Zen Buddhism, this character can be said to relate to the very birth of the shodō calligraphy tradition, when it was used by monks to record Buddhist sutras.

About The Artist

Shūfū is a shodō calligraphy artist with an impressive pedigree. After graduating from the Japan Calligraphy Museum’s official College Programme, she achieved the rank of ‘Entrusted Artist,’ the highest rank of the highest tier of the national museum’s shodō certification system. Shūfū’s work has also been praised in the category of Buddhist sutra scriptures where she ranks amongst the nation’s top-10 shodō masters.