*Due to the pandemic, we basically provide only a private lesson of ikebana and calligraphy (November, 2022〜)

Your lesson could be a group lesson only when other participants want to join the same date/time lesson as yours.

*New Year's holiday

Ikebana: December 29th - January 5th
Calligraphy: December 29th - January 15th

Calligraphy Experience

Calligraphy is one of the traditional Japanese cultures. It's a simple art form to write letters with black ink on white paper. However, the form of the art work can vary greatly according to the person who creates it, which is another charm of calligraphy.

 

Nowadays foreign people are often fascinated with calligraphy feeling an attraction to the design properties of kanji (Chinese characters). You may believe that painting kanji characters is very difficult, but it's not the case when you approach it as if you were drawing a pictograph or picture since kanji was originally a set of hieroglyphs. Even beginners can create a beautiful work of art under the careful guidance of our instructors.

 

It has been scientifically proven that ink aroma soothes the mind. Why don't you make your own calligraphy work while spending a relaxing and peaceful time in a traditional Kyoto townhouse? It is sure to become an unforgettable memory of your visit to our ancient island country.

 


What will you experience?

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Introduction

Introduction of essential knowledge about calligraphy including some history and background.

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Demonstration

Watch our demonstration and learn some basic techniques.

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Hands-on

Create your own calligraphy art work! The pieces you make will become your special souvenirs.



 Mon / Wed / Friday

  • 10:30am - 12:00pm

* Other than the date above, your request may be able to accepted according to the instructor's schedule except for Thursday. Please send us the reservation form anyway.

     Price

  • 1 person       11,000 JPY
  • 2 persons     16,500 JPY
  • 3 persons     22,000 JPY
  • 4 persons     25,300 JPY
  • Group Lesson     5,500 JPY / person

  • Please send a reservation form by 5:00pm three days before the desired day of your booking.
  • Please arrive on time as the ending time for each workshop is fixed.
  • We are unable to respond to your email on Saturdays and Sundays. Thank you for understanding. 

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Instructor

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I'm a third generation of calligraphy family. I've taught calligraphy from kids to elderly people for 40 years. You can be an artist with a brush, and joy and laughter in our calligraphy class. Let's enjoy together!



■ About Registration

* Please send a reservation form by 5:00pm three days before the desired day of your booking.

* Now we use a rental space. Please understand we can't accept your booking in case the venue is not available.
* For ikebana experience, please do not choose Saturday afternoon and Sunday as the instructor is not available.

* For calligraphy experience, please do not choose Thursday as the instructor is not available.
* Please understand we can't guarantee a group lesson even if you choose "Group lesson is preferable".
     Your lesson will be a group lesson only when other participants want to take the same date/time lesson as yours.
* Your reservation is confirmed after fixing the date/time and your payment. (credit cards only)

     If your class becomes a group lesson after your payment, we'll pay you the difference.

■ Reservation Form

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.


Cancellation Policy

  • 25% of the fee will be charged for cancellations 8-4 days before your workshop. 
  • 50% of the fee will be charged for cancellations 2-3 days before your workshop. 
  • 100% of the fee will be charged for cancellation on the day before, the appointed day, or for any "no-shows".

For inquiries or further details

ami@whattodoinkyoto.com

  • Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:30pm
  • We are unable to respond to your email on Saturdays and Sundays. Thank you for understanding.