Wonderful Experience at the Koishikawa KoreanReviewed by: D&T Iyama-Kurtycz, 2016/06/09
This was just the experience we were looking for. Mr. Takeshi Yanagi and Ms. Haruko Matono provided a discussion of the history and philosophy behind Japanese Calligraphy before we practiced generating characters based on one word that was important to us. The instructors were kind, encouraging and passionate about their art. We were shown the tools and guided through the method. Obviously, 1.5 hours will not make you competent in something that takes years of study, but by the end of the session we had made something that looked almost reasonable to western eyes. These are nice people due your respect. As for our words, I chose "adapt" and my wife chose "gentle".