Calligraphy School

Calligraphy School


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Basic Building Statistics (can be modified by difficulty level, arts, skills, traits and retainers)

  • Cost: 2070

Clan Effects

  • Improves the rate at which all arts are mastered: +6%


The ink reveals inner strength, and every weakness.

Written records are important for both for government purposes and for intellectual pursuits. Without books, ideas are lost as men die; an idea written down has more power than any sword. A calligraphy school creates the scribes that are needed to record everything that occurs in a lord's domain. Thinkers need to record their thoughts, and these can then be widely promulgated. Fine calligraphy is one of the arts that Japan has made its own. A written language that is based on ideograms rather than an alphabet almost demands that scribes produce beautiful texts just as artistic achievements. The act of writing became an act of meditation, and the artistic sincerity and beauty of the finished product only added to the meaning of a document. The recipient of a message could easily be swayed by the perfection of the calligraphy, as much as by what the document actually said. It was respectful to the reader, not to mention honourable, for the writer to put his heart and soul into his skilled calligraphy.