Calligraphy Experience

What image do you have of Japanese calligraphy? You might think of calligraphy as one of the most difficult Japanese art forms to try yourself, but it is not.


Why don't you experience this Japanese cultural art form yourself?  


Calligraphy has recently attracted attention from people all over the world, especially through the gaining popularity of Zen Buddhism. The fundamental philosophy of Zen teaches that meditation is a necessary practice to learn to turn the eye inward. During our calligraphy session you'll have an opportunity to concentrate in a Zen-like sitting meditation. The aroma of black ink will also soothe your mind and make you feel relaxed.


What will you experience?


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


Watch our demonstration and learn some basic techniques.


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

 Mon. Wed. Friday

  10:00 am - 11:30 am

 Tue. Thu. Saturday

   4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 5,000 JPY / person

  • Please make your online reservation by 5:00pm two 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 calls or email on Sundays. Thank you for understanding. 
  • We accept Japanese yen and credit cards. We don't accept checks.

Private Lesson

  • For a group of 2 people: 8,000 JPY / person
    For a group of 3-4 people: 6,500 JPY / person
    For a group of 5-6 people: Same as the group lesson (5,000 JPY / person)
  • This lesson is for a group of at least 2 people.
  • If you'd like to book a private lesson, please send us an email at
  • It will not be possible to accept your request when we have other bookings for that day.

Large Group

  • If your group has more than 7 people, please contact us at
  • We willingly accept large groups and will do our best to respond quickly to your request.

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You can be an artist with a brush, and joy and laughter in our calligraphy class!

■ Cancellation Policy for a group of 1-3 people

  • 50% of the fee will be charged for cancellations on the day before your workshop.
  • 100% of the fee will be charged for the appointed day cancellation or for any "no-shows".

■ Cancellation Policy for a group of 4-6 people and a private class

  • 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:


080 - 4240 - 8866

  • Mon. - Sat. 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • We are unable to respond to your calls and email on Sundays. Thank you for understanding.

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