Tetsuta Onishi


Tetsuta Onishi

Type Designer

Tetsuta majored in illustration at Seian University of Art and Design. After the graduation in 2015, he joined Morisawa Bunken Inc. as a type designer and had transferred to Morisawa Inc. in 2017, after the merger of the company. He now mainly works on the multi-script type design projects for Asian scripts and Latin type design projects. He has been involved in the production of Clarimo UD Devanagari (2018).


BITS9 Conference
Keitaro Sakamoto and Tetsuta Onishi
October 12, 2019
Late afternoon Session
3:30pm - 5:00pm
at Grand Ballroom Fl.2, Le Meridien Chiang Mai

“How We Design Japanese Kana.”

In Japan, we use three types of scripts: Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana: which are delivered from Kanji. The origin of Hiragana and Katakana were derived from the same letters of Kanji; however, there are some cases that they could be designed in various ways as digital fonts.

In this talk, Keitaro is going to describe the different shapes of Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji, as well as how our designers handle and unify the designs of these scripts into the same concepts.