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Master the art of Japanese Calligraphy

Japanese Calligraphy is one of the oldest traditional forms of art in Japan and has been in existence since the 5th century. Learn to draw beautiful kanji characters with the expert.

From Kyoto
Online Experience
1 Hour
Arts and Crafts
Upto 10 people
English, Japanese
  • Live and interactive session with an expert from Kyoto, Japan
  • Choose and learn to write your favorite kanji character from a wide selection

Learn how to make the correct brush movements to make beautiful kanji characters in this live session streamed from Kyoto. 

Good Japanese calligraphy possesses not only beauty but also rhythm, as well as the character of the calligrapher and his/her emotional state. Kanji is the Chinese-style script we use in Japan. 

Japanese Calligraphy was an essential education for samurai and noble families. Even if you are new to this, you can write characters as beautifully as a Japanese student. Choose and write your favorite kanji from a wide selection. After the class, you will have a beautiful calligraphy art that you can frame at your home.

About this experience
What's included
  • Real-time Japanese calligraphy class where you will learn to draw Kanji characters from an expert
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed in your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go

You need the following for the session:

  • Calligraphy brush or painting brush 
  • Ink 
  • Paper 
  • Paperweight 
  • You can book this tour either for JPY 3500  per screen OR as a private session for JPY 11000 for upto 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot.
Meet your Host
Aya Ito

I was born in Kyoto in 1967 and I still live in the center of town as a teacher for various kinds of Japanese traditional culture. I have had 3000 or more guests from all over the world since I have opened my classroom in summer 2018. My husband is a descendant of a large trading family from the Edo period called Ito. His ancestor became the Shogun’s garden advisor and developed the Somei Yoshino variety of cherry blossom which is now the Japanese national flower. We are pleased to offer classes in Japanese home cooking and more than 10 other kinds of cultural experience classes. My husband and I hold a number of teaching licenses in Tea, Ikebana, and Shodō so it’s possible to take all kinds of classes. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

From JPY 3500 / Screen
Important Information
  • Refundable : Yes
  • Can be cancelled up to 24hrs before the scheduled session
  • The date is based on the local time zone of the experience host