PLEASE NOTE: due to special circumstances orders received after December 9th 2017 wont be shipped until after the Christmas period.

We apologise for the inconvenience. For more information, please email.


Here you’ll find answers to the questions most often asked by our customers:

Q: There are so many kinds of paper in your list – which one should I be using?
A: If you are unsure of which paper to use, please contact me (phone or e-mail) and we can discuss this – a lot depends on the type of work you want to do.

Q: How can I find a teacher of calligraphy or Chinese painting in my neighbourhood?
A: If you live locally (i.e. in the Brighton area), we can arrange one-to-one tuition for Chinese calligraphy – please contact us for details. We can also recommend local teachers of Chinese painting in the East Sussex area. Outside area, the Chinese Brush Painters’ Society ( has a list of local teachers of Chinese painting in most parts of the UK.

Q: What is feng shui, and how does it work?
 A: Feng Shui literally means ‘wind and water’, and  implies choosing a home and surroundings which offer  harmony and protection.  A perfect Feng Shui is difficult to achieve, and requires the advice of a respected master.

Q: Can I order a seal  to sign my pictures?
A: Yes, you can order a personal  seal from us – for more details, please contact us to discuss your needs.

Q: Is Chinese chess the same as ordinary chess – and if not, does the set include instructions?
A: NO! It’s far closer to the original Indian game, and there are significant differences in board layout and names of pieces (no queen, for a start). We offer a basic instruction leaflet with the set we sell, but do ask your local chess club in case there is someone there who plays.

 Q: What is Go, and is it very hard to play?
A: Please see

Q: Where can I get a website as cool as your new shop?
 A: From BrightMinded Ltd.