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Calligraphy enthusiasts are in for a treat. Gain a deeper appreciation for the art of shodo (Japanese calligraphy) as you learn how to properly wield a brush and write out kanji characters. Lessons are held in the shodo calligraphy master's local home or in a machiya townhouse and lessons are beginner-friendly! If you don't feel up to trying calligraphy yourself, you can still get a taste of shodo with a performance by a master.
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    Try your hand at the flowing and delicate art of Japanese calligraphy, also known as shodo. Join a lesson held at a traditional Kyoto townhouse and learn to elegantly scribe kanji characters.
    English Available


    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    Experience Zen in the monochromatic traditional Japanese art of shodo (calligraphy). Learn how to write kanji characters in a friendly environment and enjoy the meditative process of putting brush to paper and creating your own elegant works of art.
    English Available


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    See the beauty of Japanese calligraphy through a unique shodo performance. Watch as words get brushed across a massive paper using a giant brush. Learn the deeper meaning of this traditional art as an English-speaking instructor explains it to you.
    English Available


    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  4. Experience the art and culture of Japanese calligraphy in Kyoto. An introductory lesson will be given by an experienced teacher to write with a brush and ink.
    English Available


    1.5 hour(s) (morning)

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