Otsutome Font

Otsutome Font (おつとめフォント) is a calligraphy free font with high level of readability. Many of the calligraphy font out there aren’t really readable, so this font is trying to bridge the gap between the expressiveness of calligraphy and easy-to-read font styles.

This font comes with standard Japanese characters, and more than 6000+ kanji characters are included too. You can use this font for personal and commercial projects, as this font is licensed under SIL Open Font License.

Usage Permission

  • Free for personal and commercial projects


Font Homepage and Download

*To download, visit the page with the link above. Once loaded, scroll down until you see the section as shown below. Click on the highlighted link to start the download. Translate the page if needed.

Supported characters

  • Hiragana and Katakana
  • Kanji (6355 characters)
  • Numbers
  • Symbols and Punctuation


  1. Oky wrote:

    why when i installed the font, it shown an alphabet not hiragana?

  2. Gil wrote:

    I can’t download it. What’s wrong?

  3. Olive wrote:

    Under the term of “Usage Permission”, could I use the fonts for projects of government or non-profit making organisations for free?

    Grateful for your advice please.

    Thank you very much.

  4. LIM HUI PING wrote:

    I need the calligraphy as my project’s fonts. Thanks.

  5. Espanillo Ayanna wrote:

    May we use this on t-shirt designs that are to be sold?

  6. Rita Lan wrote:

    May we use this font – Otsutome Font on Line stickers that are to be sold?

    • jayhan wrote:

      Rita, you should be able to use it for commercial projects. If you are unsure, please check with the font author.

  7. PETER wrote:


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