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.
Discount for children!
Children under 16 years old can participate accompanied by a guardian for only ¥1,000.
Japanese sweets and tea included!
After the experience, enjoy Tsukiji's famous confectionery and tea made in Kyūshū.
Our studio is just a couple of minutes to the Tsukiji Outer Market and Tsukiji Honganji Temple. The activity thus becomes the perfect opportunity to do some tourism around Tsukiji.
This experience is supported by an interpreter guide.
Languages available: English, Korean, Italian.
TeacherKōji Takano - Creative Japanese Calligraphy Artist
DurationAbout 120 minutes
AccessWActivity JAPAN - Tsukiji Studio
6-3-9 Tsukiji, Chūō-ku, Tokyo 104-0045
4 minutes' walk from Tsukiji Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
Age rangeFrom 6 to 80 years old
From the second participant up ¥5,000
Price inclusionsExperience fee, consumption tax, materials and tools, sweets and tea
Activity details① 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.
Number of participants allowedFrom 1 to 8 people
What to bringCalligraphy tools and paper will be provided to you at the studio.
ClothesNo dress code.
Notice· Please come at the studio 10 minutes before the start time.
· If you are late your participation may be denied.
NoteThis experience is a hybrid-format of entertainment connecting virtual (Zoom) and real (Tsukiji Studio, Tokyo) activities at the same time.
CancellationThe cancellation fee will be charged from 1 day before the event date.
Cancellation policy after the order is completed will be applied in the following cases.
Previous day: 100%
Same day: 100%
Nonparticipation cancellation: 100%
The event may be canceled due to unavoidable reasons such as the teacher's physical condition.