“Calligraphy Experience System That Conveys the Relationship Between Kanji and Nature” by Kobayashi and Nagata

  • ©Kei Kobayashi and Kazuma Nagata


Entry Number: 04


    Calligraphy Experience System That Conveys the Relationship Between Kanji and Nature



    To date, systems dealing with Kanji characters have been produced mainly for the purpose of learning, but it is important not only to learn the meaning and writing order of Kanji characters, but also to understand the cultural aspects of them. In regions where Kanji characters are used, various cultures, including Kanji characters, are influenced by nature, so in this study, we propose a calligraphy experience system that conveys the relationship between nature and Kanji characters. When a user looks at the writing order projected on the tabletop and writes Kanji characters created from natural shapes with a brush, the written characters change into the original natural shapes. The user’s handwriting could be transformed into a natural form by using projected images.


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