Japanese Calligraphy Virtual Experience from Tokyo

Explore the fascinating world of Shodō, the traditional Japanese Calligraphy Art with hundreds of years of history!

Master of Shodō Kōji Takano will teach you a personal approach to Calligraphy that consists in express yourself in a totally free artistic process, expanding your creativity and your originality to give life to a very unique piece of art.

Kanji are not just signs, but characters that assume multiple significance in different contexts. The meaning of each kanji increases, changes, and gets new nuances over time.
You will not simply learn to write the characters in the correct sequence, but you will have a chance to expand your own imagination to shape your personal vision of what the words convey.

Join us and discover the secrets of Shodō Art!
* Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
* Starts: Chuo City, Japan
* Trip Category: Classes & Workshops >> Art Classes




Explore the fascinating world of Shodō, the traditional Japanese Calligraphy Art with hundreds of years of history!

Master of Shodō Kōji Takano will teach you a personal approach to Calligraphy that consists in express yourself in a totally free artistic process, expanding your creativity and your originality to give life to a very unique piece of art.

Kanji are not just signs, but characters that assume multiple significance in different contexts. The meaning of each kanji increases, changes, and gets new nuances over time.
You will not simply learn to write the characters in the correct sequence, but you will have a chance to expand your own imagination to shape your personal vision of what the words convey.

Join us and discover the secrets of Shodō Art!

Itinerary

① Introduction
② Lecture on Shodō Art

③ Warming up
A first approach to the basic Calligraphy techniques where we will practice drawing circles and lines exerting more or less pressure to create vitality.

④ “Today’s One-Character”
“Today’s One-Character” is a kanji chosen by Takano sensei and inspired by a seasonal theme or a particular mood. The master will explain you the meaning of the selected kanji and its cultural background in Japan.

⑤ Write your favorite words in kanji
We will practice writing your name and your favorite words in Japanese sharing our thoughts and emotions.

⑥ Write your name in kanji
Takano sensei will convert your name in Japanese. Then, following his advice, we will transform it into something exclusive.

What you will need: writing brush; ink; paints, crayons, oil pastels or colored pencils; small plate for the ink; heavy-weight watercolor paper, copy paper, drawing paper or kent paper (in Japan there is a 24.3×33.3 cm paper specially used for calligraphy called “hanshi”); tablecloth ; red or colored pen for the signature (instead of “rakkan”, Japanese personal stamp on red ink).