Traditional Japanese Calligraphy Experience with a Calligraphy Master

Japanese calligraphy is the essence of traditional Japanese culture. Why not try your hand at this art?

“Shodo,” or Japanese calligraphy, is artistically written words that are written in a style that is both artistic and emotionally driven. The art of calligraphy was handed down from China during the 6th and 7th centuries, at which time the Japanese learned how to make brushes, ink, and paper. Soon after its introduction, it became an indispensable skill for educated nobles and samurai, the leaders of Japan. Over time, the appreciation spread to the general public. Now, it can be found not only as works of art but also in things such as New Year’s cards and other special occasion writings. This art form is now a part of Japanese culture.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Ota City, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Literary, Art & Music Tours




Japanese calligraphy is the essence of traditional Japanese culture. Why not try your hand at this art?

“Shodo,” or Japanese calligraphy, is artistically written words that are written in a style that is both artistic and emotionally driven. The art of calligraphy was handed down from China during the 6th and 7th centuries, at which time the Japanese learned how to make brushes, ink, and paper. Soon after its introduction, it became an indispensable skill for educated nobles and samurai, the leaders of Japan. Over time, the appreciation spread to the general public. Now, it can be found not only as works of art but also in things such as New Year’s cards and other special occasion writings. This art form is now a part of Japanese culture.

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Stop At: 球鶴書道教室, Japan, 〒143-0015 Tokyo, Ota City, Ōmorinishi, 6-chōme−13, 東京都大田区大森西 6-13-9 101

Keikyu The school is a five-minute walk from Umeyashiki Station on the Keikyu Line. It offers a wide range of instruction from basic to creative calligraphy. The instructor, calligrapher Eizuru Matsumura, is also an artist, lecturer at workshops, events and TV programs, and has created the official logo for the Kyokushin Karate World Tournament pamphlet. He has been practicing calligraphy since he was 31 years old.

Duration: 2 hours