experience calligraphy

ABOUT Calligraphy Kyoto

Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) has a long and rich history.
Japanese people have a deep regard for handwriting.
Join our short Experience Courses (about 90 min) to share a real insight into Japanese culture.
You will make a beautiful souvenir of your Japanese travels.
No prior experience is needed.

Our Courses and Booking:

  • Shikishi Small
  • Great for Scroll
  • Families
  • Big Kana Scroll
  • Long courses, group courses       etc

Same day course requests please email to:

Why Calligraphy Kyoto?

文化体験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.
We travel around the world and teach wherever we can.



Experience Calligraphy Courses

  • Shikishi Course : BEST FOR FAMILIES60min -/5,500 JPY /person

A Shikishi is a beautiful paper board.
You will learn some beautiful Kanji characters and choose from the characters for your final work. We will use a regular large brush.


  • Small Scrol Course : BEST FOR ADULTS120 min  9,500 JPY /person 

A kakejiku is a scroll. In this course you will make a small kakejiku. You will learn some beautiful Kanji characters and choose several for your final work. We will use a regular large brush.



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;
Private classes.
Tour group classes;
University Exchange experience classes;
In-school classes;
Performances to music (outdoor, shopping mall etc).

Please contact us!!