Forma, Vol. 7 (No. 2), pp. 121-128, 1992
Original Paper

Quantitative Analysis of Structural Beauty of Japanese Brush Calligraphy by Means of a High Speed Universal Computer (II)

S. Ozawa1, N. Higughi2, M. Ikka1 and M. Agu1

1Faculty of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Nakanarusawa, Hitachi 316, Japan
2Department of Japanese Literature, Tokyo Seitoku Junior College, Jujyodai, Kitaku, Tokyo 114, Japan

(Received January 16, 1992; Accepted April 7, 1992)

Keywords: Image Data, 1/f Fluctuation, Calligraphy, Correlation Function, Fourier Analysis

Abstract. Brush calligraphy works of different styles in Japan (Kaisyo, Sousyo and Kana) and Ming-style type letters were analyzed by an image scanner and pattern processing programs stored in a host computer (HITAC 660H). The structural difference between the specimens of the cursive letters and the Ming-style type letters was studied by the computer Fourier analysis. The most complete f-1 power spectrum was observed in the work of Kana style. The beauty of Japanese calligraphy works is discussed in relation to the f-1 fluctuation.