2-2. Things to prepare
c.Bunchin, 文鎮 (paper weight )
Paperweight is a tool to prevent paper from moving. So heavy things can be used instead of paperweights.
d. Paper for calligraphy
You are best to use paper for calligraphy.They are called "hanshi,半紙" "shodo-hanshi書道半紙". The approximate size of the paper : L33cm,13in, W24cm, 9.5in.
But if you practice kanji and big size characters, you can also use newspaper. Newspaper is suitable for practice because it is moderate blurring. I like to practice with newspaper. If you practice small size letters and hiragana, you can use copy paper. In that case, less bleeding paper is suitable.
Reference HP. https://www.amazon.com/
Search words for calligraphy paper are " calligraphy paper "," 半紙 ", and ”書道半紙”、so on.
e,brush(筆、Fude)Please refer to the picture below for beginners brushes.
In the large brush: A brush whose diameter is 11 to 13 mm is suitable.
No.3-12.7mm-most suitable for four letters on hanshi (standard-size calligraphy paper)
No.4-10.9mm-most suitable for six letters on hanshi (standard-size calligraphy paper)
The colors of the brush hair of the writing brush are different by materials . The white one is goat's hair and soft. The brown hair is harder than white hair. And it is easy to use the brown one than a white one. I encourage beginners to use brown hair brushes.
small size brush( kofude,小筆）