The Chinese roots of Japanese calligraphy go back to the twenty-eighth century B.C., to a time when pictographs were inscribed on bone for religious purposes. When this writing developed into an instrument of administration for the state, the need for a uniform script was felt and Li Si, prime minister in the Chinese dynasty of Qin, standardized a script and its way of being written. He sanctioned a form of script based on squares of uniform size into which all characters could be written from eight strokes.
There only three main tools you need for simple calligraphy, they are: a long calligraphy brush, a cup of black ink and some paper, those three materials are the most important of calligraphy. I think calligraphy one the most beautiful forms of art and fonts, they are very unique in they own way, I also think that calligraphy can express who you are, your feelings and emotions on paper.