Experience the living Takayama in a 100-year-old house & Enjoy

Discover the Japanese lifestyle and history by visiting a traditional old house built over 100 years ago. Experience Japanese calligraphy from Segi Family who have protected the life in Takayama.Learn about the fascinating world of calligraphy and create your own calligraphy masterpiece!

・Visit the Yaheiji traditional family’s house to experience Japanese calligraphy
・Learn how to use calligraphy tools and how to write Japanese words
・Relax and enjoy matcha green tea and Japanese sweets
・Learn Japanese language starting with basic kanji strokes
・The lesson will be in a Tatami room, where you can enjoy a Buddhist alter and “Koto” Japanese stringed musical instrument, with Japanese traditional garden
・Have an opportunity to see a traditional Japanese house with a beautiful garden
* Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Takayama, Japan
* Trip Category: Classes & Workshops >> Art Classes




Discover the Japanese lifestyle and history by visiting a traditional old house built over 100 years ago. Experience Japanese calligraphy from Segi Family who have protected the life in Takayama.Learn about the fascinating world of calligraphy and create your own calligraphy masterpiece!

・Visit the Yaheiji traditional family’s house to experience Japanese calligraphy
・Learn how to use calligraphy tools and how to write Japanese words
・Relax and enjoy matcha green tea and Japanese sweets
・Learn Japanese language starting with basic kanji strokes
・The lesson will be in a Tatami room, where you can enjoy a Buddhist alter and “Koto” Japanese stringed musical instrument, with Japanese traditional garden
・Have an opportunity to see a traditional Japanese house with a beautiful garden

Itinerary

Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo) is a traditional Japanese art style that uses brushes and ink to write Japanese characters (e.g., kanji, hiragana, etc.). Every single character has its own meaning and how you write the character expresses your feelings and thoughts.

This experience starts with a visit to a traditional old house with a beautiful garden where can feel the Japanese way of life built in the Taisho era, over 100 years ago.
You will see architecture characteristics and areas that normally you can’t see in old Japanese houses such as a Japanese old well and underground storage.
After the house visit you will start the calligraphy lesson from the basics. You will begin by learning about the basic knowledge of calligraphy, how to hold a brush, the correct posture, explanation of the four tools necessary for calligraphy, and an introduction on the history of calligraphy. Next, you will practice any kanji you choose.
You will have a tea break to relax with tea and Japanese traditional sweets.
At the end of the calligraphy lesson you have the opportunity to create your own and unique calligraphy masterpiece.

Enjoy a fun learning experience in a Japanese Traditional space!

Stop At:

• Takayama, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu
• Miyagawa River, Takayama Gifu Prefecture