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Japanese manuscript paper (genko yoshi)

Kanjis are to be written in squares, for practice into ones with their centerlines drawn. The usual problems with the usual exercise books is that:

  1. It is not too nice to have the centerlines as strong as the others and there is no extra space between lines;
  2. With a few exceptions, the quality of the paper leaves a lot to be desired;
  3. It is a great help to beginners if the characters are pre-drawn lightly.

To solve these problems, Shirokuma offers an exercise book of quality paper, having pages that look like Japanese manuscript papers (genko yoshi, 20x20 characters) and the characters are drawn in light grey. We can create versions where even the diagonals are drawn with light, dotted lines. We have the following excercise books on stock:

  1. A4 genkou youshi book, 20x20 characters, 50 sheets(100 pages)
  2. A4 genkou youshi book, 20x20 characters, 100 sheets (200 pages)

You can purchase the excercise book here.

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Japanese studies

It is good to see that there are more and more people studying Japanese. Nevertheless, we are still too few to be a solid market for quality textbooks, dictionaries and other language-related material. Traditional printing technologies yield reasonable per copy costs only when ordered by the thousands - the effect of this on the market is well-known by everyone. Using our digital printing capacities and our experience with Japanese-Hungarian mixed texts, we would like to help this situation a bit.

First, not exactly aiming juicy profit, we would like to provide you with some services to help you with your Japanese studies, that are difficult or quite impossible to get here in Hungary, in particular in Hungarian language. (Please note that this page is mostly for Hungarian learners of Japanese.) Our kanji practice cards are well-known by now by Japanese learners all around the country but we are waiting for those being interested in Japanese language in our webshop with many other products - a reprint kanji dictionary, hiragana and katakana study books and workbooks, real Japanese (imported) brush pens and a lot of other things.

Second, we offer our digital printing capacities for everyone, who has a manuscript, be it a textbook, a dictionary or an exercise-book. The current situation is that up to around 100-150 copies we can beat offset printshops by far, up to 400 copies we can print at comparable prices. Whether you are a school, who wants some excercise-books for the students, or a textbook writer who needs a few copies for seeking sponsors, or just anyone who wants some signs, stickers or calendars in Japanese language, we are happy to help.

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Contact Info

Shirokuma Kft. 1122 Budapest,
Maros u. 25. mfsz. 1.
E-mail:
office @ shirokuma.hu
Printshop e-mail:
nyomda @ shirokuma.hu

Tel./fax: 358-9652