Every December at the famous temple Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto, is announced the “Kanji of the Year” and performed it as a big writing called “Taisho”, a Large Calligraphy artwork.
Now you can experience this performance at our Japanese-style studio in Tsukiji, Tokyo.
Master of Shodō Kōji Takano will guide you to create your personal “Taisho”.
There are no restrictions on the kanji you can write, feel free to write down your ideas!
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.
Free recording included!
The entire activity will be recorded by our professional staff.
Special effects such as smoke machines and par lights will also be used during your performance.
Japanese sweets and tea included!
After the experience, enjoy Tsukiji's famous confectionery and tea made in Kyūshū.
Enjoy this group activity with your family and friends.
TeacherKōji Takano - Creative Japanese Calligraphy Artist
DurationAbout 90 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
¥16,000 per group (up to 4 participants)
Price inclusionsExperience fee, consumption tax, materials and tools, sweets and tea
Activity details① Introduction
② Large Calligraphy Performance by Master of Shodō Kōji Takano.
First of all, the teacher will show you an example.
③ Lecture on "Basics of Large Calligraphy"
How to carry the writing brush, tips and precautions.
④ Warming Up
Brushing practice on paper.
How to move your body to transmit your idea and the kanji you want to write.
Express yourself in a one powerful single stroke. This step will be recorded.
At the end, let’s take a look to your performance.
Number of participants allowed1 group (from 1 to 4 people)
Availability requestIf you wish to make a reservation for a date not scheduled in the calendar, you can request the availability using the inquiry form.
What to bringA large bag if you want to bring your artwork home with you.
ClothesClothes that can get stained with ink (changing room available).
Notice· Please come at the studio 10 minutes before the start time.
· If you are late, we may refuse your participation.
Advice· It is allowed to take photos and videos during the activity.
· The size of the paper is about 1x1.8m.
· Shipping available (shipping charge have additional costs, up-front cash payment).
· The recorded data will be sent to you as soon as possible. We will contact you by email with the details once the activity is finished.
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.