Why Calligraphy Kyoto？
Courses for everyone, including children and families.
Teachers are highly qualified working calligraphy artists.
Our studio is in central Kyoto.
It is in an old-style Kyoto home.
It is a working studio serving the local community.
We are Calligraphy specialists, focused on Shodo.
All courses include a postcard writing experience.Same day bookings are possible (check by email first).
We can adapt courses to your interests.
We speak good English, Mandarin and Japanese.
YOUR EXPERIENCE OF JAPANESE CULTURE
Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) has a long and rich history. Japanese people have a deep regard for handwriting.
Join our Experience Courses to share a real insight into Japanese culture. You will make a beautiful souvenir of your Japanese travels. No prior experience is needed.
- Big Scroll Course – BEST FOR CULTURE INSIGHT
6Hours ¥45000 per person (including calligraphy tools)
In this course you will make a large kakejiku hanging scroll. You will learn some Kanji (Chinese characters) to make a Zen phrase for your final major work. We will use a special large brush.
- Small Scroll Course – BEST FOR ADULTS
120min ¥9500 per person
In this course you will make a small kakejiku hanging scroll.You will learn some beautiful Kanji (Chinese characters) and choose several for your final work.
- Shikishi Course – BEST FOR FAMILIES
60min ¥5500 per person
In this course you will write on a beautiful paperboard called shikishi. You will learn some beautiful Kanji (Chinese characters) and choose one for your final work.
- Kana Course – BEST FOR LIFE INSIGHT
120min ¥9500 per person
Kana is the Japanese phonetic system used in daily life. It has a beautiful flow. ou will write a traditional poem on a small scroll or board. We will use a special small brush.
- Shikishi Course with Kimono and Matcha tea – BEST FOR ADULTS
90min ¥12000 per person
In this course you will choose and wear a lovely kimono and write on a beautiful paperboard called shikishi. You will learn some beautiful Kanji (Chinese characters) and choose one for your final work. You will also enjoy a bowl of matcha tea in an informal ceremony in a normal seat. This is a popular way to enjoy 3 aspects of Japanese culture in the same activity.
Other Courses : email to discuss. please
Calligraphy Kyoto provides services to tour groups, conferences and local people, and can organise longer courses. We can develop courses for your needs. For instance, we provide services such as:
Regular okeiko (practice) for Kyoto residents;
1-week (20 hour) course for basics & modern techniques;
Conference presentations and “write your name” events;
Tour group classes;
University Exchange experience classes;
Performances to music (outdoor, shopping mall etc).