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Japanese Calligraphy

Shodo, or calligraphy, is the art of writing Chinese characters (known as kanji) as well as the two Japanese syllabaries (known as kana) using brushes, ink, and paper. Shodo was first introduced to Japan from China in the 6th or 7th century. As writing was once the only way to keep records, Shodo was an essential skill. Nowadays people do not use Shodo for practical purposes, but it remains an important part of Japanese culture. People use Shodo on a number of ceremonial occasions, including the writing of New Year's greeting cards. There are a number of places where you can try Japanese calligraphy. It may look complicated, but if you try working with simpler characters, you'll find it's easier than you think.

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Calligraphy @Machiya

Your instructor shows you demonstration of Japanese "KANJI". You can choose your favorite KANJI Character, and learn how to write "KANJI" using brush and enjoy your handwriting! At the end, you make your original masterpiece of KANJI on the Japanese card board for souvenir.

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Home Visit Calligraphy

Our attendants will take you to the master’s home from your hotel. The master show your beautiful and dynamic demonstration. You can choose your favorite KANJI Character, and learn how to write "KANJI" using brush and enjoy your handwriting! At the end, you make your original masterpiece of KANJI on the Japanese card board for souvenir.

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Calligraphy Class

Zen priest assists you to learn Zen culture and Calligraphy in person. Enjoy practicing your drawing and take home your finished piece.

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Japanese Calligraphy @ Kyo-gokoro

Learning a basic skill of Japanese traditional calligraphy tecnique and experiencing it on your own.

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Calligraphy Experience KAFU

Included with this workshop: a special souvenir - your name written in Kanji characters. Why don't you touch Zen thought via this monochrome letter art form? We think this hands-on, yet meditative workshop will become a precious Kyoto experience.

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