Yoshie no Ryokan-san
Ryokan was a Zen monk from the late Edo period (1603–1868). He created highly regarded calligraphic works displaying a humane and free-form quality. His calligraphy was based on the tradition of masters such Kaiso (Huaisu) from the Tang Dynasty in China. The Yoshie no Ryokan-san family originally had two variations: “Yoshie no Ryokan-san”, a brush-script typeface closely matching Ryokan’s writing, and “Yoshie no Ryokan-san Pen”, a script typeface based on Ryokan’s writing with a felt tip pen. This version is the brush-script typeface.