Japanese calligraphy class in Tokyo - Small group activity

Japanese calligraphy class in Tokyo - Small group activity

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Learning the basics of calligraphy
Discovering Japanese writing systems
The creation of a calligraphy piece that you can keep as a souvenir
Supervision and advice from an accredited calligraphy master

Essential information *

1 hour



Starting time
9:00 AM , 10:30 AM , 1:00 PM , 2:45 PM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Try your hand at the art of Japanese calligraphy and learn about its history from a professional calligrapher!

Japanese calligraphy or "shodo" in Japanese, is derived from Chinese calligraphy. It shares several principles, but over the centuries has developed unique elements. In Japanese, each character carries a meaning and a story that's revealed by the way it's drawn. 

This activity will give you the chance to learn how written Japanese and calligraphy work. 

You'll start by learning the basics of calligraphy: how to use a brush and an inkstone. 
After this introduction, you'll produce your first calligraphy work by learning to write your first name in Japanese, then other characters from the three Japanese writing systems: the syllabary hiragana and katakana, and the Chinese kanji characters.

During the class, a master calligrapher will be on hand to guide you and tell you more about the history of written Japanese, its origin, its types of writing, as well as the different characters and how they evolved. 

At the end of the class, you'll produce a final calligraphy piece on coloured paper that you can keep as a souvenir.

Departure place

Good to know

  • Availability: Tuesday to Sunday (except under exceptional circumstances)
  • Location: Tokyo - further details are in your voucher
  • Time: 9am, 10.30am, 1pm or 2.45pm - please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the class
  • Duration: 1hr - the duration of the activity may be extended depending on the number of participants
  • Children under 6 can attend the class but cannot take part
  • This is a shared activity for a minimum number of 2 people and a maximum of 10 people. The service provider reserves the right to cancel the activity if there aren't enough participants. If this is the case, you'll be offered a refund or an alternative date
  • You may be asked to wear a mask, disinfect your hands and take your temperature before the class.

Price includes

  • Calligraphy lesson with a professional calligrapher
  • Calligraphy equipment
  • The final calligraphy piece on coloured paper

Price doesn’t include

  • Transport from/to your accommodation
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras



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