Shodo (書道), the Japanese calligraphy means the way of writing and is the art of beautiful script. Its origin comes from China, and it was first introduced to Japan in the early 5th century.
There are three basic techniques in writing styles, the kaisho or “square style”, the closest to the original Chinese characters, the gyosho or “semicursive”, with strokes that flow together for a more artistic appearance and the sosho or “cursive” with quick and graceful stroke and is also the most abstract and hardest to read.
Join us and you will learn the basic of calligraphy, practice the Kanji you’d like to write and experience the creation of art using calligraphy.
You can combine with additional experience, Tesuki Washi (making Japanese paper) for an additional cost.
Experience available in Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa.