We will 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 expand your own imagination and creativity to shape your personal vision of what the words convey.
Activity description① 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.
TeacherKōji Takano - Creative Japanese Calligraphy Artist
Adult ¥5,000Child (under 16) ¥1,000
Charge includesExperience fee, consumption tax, materials and tools, sweets and tea
Notice・In studio experience is a hybrid-format of entertainment connecting virtual and real experience at the same time. The workshop will be broadcast live to online audience from our studio in Tsukiji, Tokyo.
・Please come at the studio 10 minutes before the start time.
・If you are late, we may refuse your participation.
WActivity JAPAN - Tsukiji Studio
6-3-9 Tsukiji, Chūō-ku, Tokyo 104-0045
4 minutes' walk from Tsukiji Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)