Welcome to Dragon Ikka online shop

Dragon Ikka Yasuko’s artist journey started from a little art exhibit in Short North Columbus. She was inspired by people. People with Kanji Tattoos. Growing up in Japan, Kanji is a form of character and I've never looked at it as an Art. She started writing names in Kanji for co-workers and friends, then next thing you know people requested me to write for their friends and family as a gift. She wanted to create something that is One Of a Kind so she made each one of them by her own hands. Each one of them has a story to tell. Behind all of her art pieces and jewelry has someone's laughter, tears, wish and hopes. Dragon Ikka is growing by customers and fans because they are her fuel. Their story inspires her to make the next piece.

The very first show of Dragon Ikka was at Gallery Hop in downtown Columbus Ohio in December,2009.

From the Artist,

Hi! My name is Yasuko.

I was born in Japan and Calligraphy was my passion since I was 9 years old.

We Japanese learn Japanese calligraphy in elementary school.

My mother taught me how to make calligraphy ink using “Sumi block” and “Water” as authentic way at home.

It was a challenge until water became very deep black ink for my mother to give me an approval to get started to write words.
My father was a semi professional photographer who also loved Sumie art with blush on the rice paper.

He showed me how to use water to make all different shades of Black colors.

I still remember when he was drawing a dragon in front of me when I was a little kid.

It was like a magic to me!

"Ikka" means one family in Japanese.

I look at all my Arts as my children!

Customers who will be new owners of my arts ( You ! ) are adopting my children so we are all one family!

We are happy to discuss about your custom design logos,

apparels, Jewelries, gifts etc.

Please feel free to contact us!

Thank you,


Dragon Ikka

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Continuity is Power -継続は力なり- Keizoku wa Chikara nari Kanji T shirts - Calligraphy Tee

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