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Showashotai LETS


This annual font subscription service brings you a variety of brush and script types including Kaisho and Gyosho styles from the Showashotai Co.,Ltd. font library.

You can use the Showashotai’s high quality and widely famous brush style fonts freely and securely.

LETS Service Concept

Diverse Font Lineup!

Each LETS lineup has a wide variety of fonts and faces, from standard to design.


All-You-Can-Eat Subscription Plan

You can use all currently available fonts, and all fonts released in the future during your subscription term, at the same price.


Secure Licensing

As there are more opportunities to deploy your content multilaterally, boosting the utility of commercial fonts in many business fields, we explicitly define our font licensing strategy.


Fonts on Tap

The fonts you need are available immediately. You can sign up for a LETS subscription online.


Additional options for additional choices

The optional Game LETS Extended License is also available.


Available Fonts

69 Japanese fonts


■ One License for One Platform on One Computer

If you want to use our fonts on virtualized platforms using BootCamp on Mac OS, or VMWare, you will need one license for each operating system (e.g. one for Mac OS and one for Windows on BootCamp).

■ The subscription fee depends on your contract length.

■ You can select a 3-year (lump-sum payment) or a 1-year subscription.

3-Year Course

Initial fee 30,000 yen (excluding tax) per office (first time only)
Annual subscription fee 30,000 yen(excluding tax)/platform/3year

1-Year Course

Initial fee 30,000 yen (excluding tax) per office (first time only)
Annual subscription fee 12,000 yen (excluding tax)/platform/year
If you are already subscribed to Iwata, Motoya, or Monotype LETS, the initial fee is waived. The initial fee is 30,000 yen (excluding tax) for one office regardless of the number of platforms licensed. Please note that the 3-year course requires that you keep using the fonts for a 3-year period. If you terminate the subscription before your expiration date, it will be treated as the 1-year course, and we will invoice you for the difference.

Application/Game LETS Extended License

This allows you to integrate our fonts into games, or to use them in chat services, within the scope of the extended license terms.
Under the LETS license you can only use the font characters as images in applications or games, but this license allows you to integrate font files and character outlines. Players will be able to enter characters for in-game chats or player profiles, which have been outside the license scope.

Extended license scope

  • Character input by game players
  • Font outline data utilization
  • Font file integration into applications (full character set or subset)
  • Font embedding into Adobe Flash files
Font Usage LETS license
Extended license

Convert entered characters into images and use in static strings
(e.g. in button images) in applications or games

Use fonts in areas where game players can enter characters NA OK
Use outline information extracted from fonts NA OK
Use font files themselves in game applications (full set/subset) NA  OK
Embed characters in [Static Text] or [Input Text] property in Flash games OK OK
Integrate fonts in [Dynamic Text] property as subset font in Flash games NA OK
Use fonts as being utilized by OS NA NA
Use fonts in application development in Japan, and sell applications abroad OK  OK
Use fonts for game development overseas NA  NA

Production within the license scope

  • Game software in general (including console, smartphone, computer and other games)
  • Applications permitted to integrate fonts

Possible applications include games, SNS, news, entertainment, dictionaries, and catalogs.
The following applications are excluded from this license: electronic book viewers, video viewers, and graphic software.

Usage outside the license scope

  • Integrating fonts into hardware
  • Using fonts on servers
  • Integrating fonts into operating systems
  • Integrating the fonts in electronic book viewers, video viewers (with or without commenting functions), graphic software, spreadsheets, word processors, web browsers, graphic or video editors, or audio (lyric) editors

Integrating fonts into hardware for use as system fonts will require additional fees. Please contact us for more details.
Products developed using LETS fonts may be sold abroad (with the exclusion of Chinese fonts), as long as the development is done in Japan. (The license does not include the right to use font files outside Japan.)
For use in web fonts, the terms and conditions of FONTPLUS for LETS PUTK apply.
The license is granted to the same number of platforms as your LETS subscription.
A LETS subscription is required, along with payment of the initial and subscription fees. The Application/Game LETS Extended License is not available independently.

Service Details

Targets Game creators and digital content publishers
Usage General game software
Game contents within the license console, computer, social, and arcade games and more
Licensed Period In accordance with your LETS subscription period
Available Fonts Same as your LETS subscription


Increased convenience as the licensed period is the same as your LETS subscription.
We do not require application for individual game titles, and there is no per-game fee.
The Game LETS Extended License is available with two fee structures, depending on the number of platforms licensed under your LETS subscription.


10 or fewer platforms 100,000 yen (+ consumption tax)
More than 10 platforms Number of platforms x 10,000 yen (+consumption tax)