We are closed from September 2nd to 7th due to the repair work of our facility

*We basically provide only a private calligraphy lesson now

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.



 Monday - Saturday

  • 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

     Price

  • 1 person       11,000 JPY
  • 2 persons     17,000 JPY
  • 3 persons     22,500 JPY
  • 4 persons     26,000 JPY
  • 5 persons     30,000 JPY

  • 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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Hello, everyone. I'm a third generation of calligraphy family. I've taught calligraphy from kids to elderly people

for 40 years. I stayed in the US with my family for a few years and taught calligraphy to local people. Everyone can be an artist with a brush, and joy and laughter in our calligraphy class. 


Hello, everyone! Welcome to our calligraphy experience. I’d studied Japanese calligraphy for 7 years and I have a long career as a teacher and tutor. I’m very glad to share my experience with you. Let’s enjoy our traditional culture and creating a work of art with a brush together!



■ To solo or 2pax participants

If you'd like to join other groups, please send us email to ami@whattodoinkyoto.com first. Please write your name, your desired date and the number of participants. The group lesson price is 6,000JPY / person. Please note you can join a group lesson only when we have a booking on the day and the former participants accept other groups.

Demonstration for a large group

We can provide a calligraphy demonstration for a large group. Please send us email to ami@whattodoinkyoto.com and tell us your name, the desired date, the number of participants. Please note the venue fee and transportation expense may be also charged.



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.