Zen Calligraphy Lesson

Arts experience
Hosted by Ayuko
The host of this experience
2 hours total
Snacks, Drinks and Equipment
Offered in English
Prices may vary depending on the date you select.
About your host, Ayuko
I began calligraphy school at the age of six, where I learned to combine precision with individual expression. Now, after 26 years of training, I love sharing the joy of calligraphy through teaching.
What we’ll do
I'll teach you the foundations of Shodo (Japanese calligraphy): the brush, ink, paper, the meaning of each character, and how to express your feelings through the painting of characters. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll create with your own name in kanji. Shodo is not only an art, but also an introduction to Zen philosophy. By remaining calm and focused, it's good for your mind and body.
What I’ll provide
Japanese tea or water 󲀃
All materials for creating calligraphy (paper, ink, etc) 󳀁
sembei (Japanese rice cracker) 󴀁
Note that we will use Sumi-ink (which can stain your clothes), so please dress accordingly.
Where we’ll be
The lesson will be at a studio in historic Nihonbashi.
Group size
There are 6 spots available on this experience.
You don’t have to fill all of them. Experiences are meant to be social, so other travellers could join too.
Guest requirements
Who can come
Guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Experiences cancellation policy
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
$91 per person