i was wondering what the meaning of these two kanji was and whether this kind of calligraphy style had a specific name. thanks for your help!

two kanji done in calligraphy style

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翔鶴 - it's apparently the name of a Japanese battleship. The meaning is soaring and crane. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Sh%C5%8Dkaku

I think the writing style is called 楷書. This is a broad category, so experts might be able to identify something narrower.

It could be a borrowed word from Chinese, but I don't know much about that.

  • thank you :) what a cool name for an aircraft carrier! Commented Sep 3, 2022 at 14:05

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