Discover the soul of Japanese culture during a traditional calligraphy experience with a master of the art. You’ll learn about the ancient art of shodo from a calligraphy master and practice under his guidance. Take home a souvenir photo of your visit.
What to Expect
Learn about Japanese calligraphy, the essence of traditional Japanese culture, on this 2-hour activity in Tokyo.
Try your hand at the art of shodo, or Japanese calligraphy, which was passed on from China during the 6th and 7th centuries, at which time the Japanese learned how to make brushes, ink, and paper.
Soon after its introduction, it became an indispensable skill for educated nobles and samurai, the leaders of Japan. Over time, the appreciation spread to the general public, and now can be found not only as works of art, but also on New Year's cards and writings for other special occasions.
During this calligraphy experience, under the guidance of the master calligrapher Eikaku Matsumura, you’ll learn about and then experience calligraphy firsthand.
Mr. Eikaku Matsumura, known for his elaborate and ingenious style, is well regarded and in high demand in advertising, television, and other fields. He was also a part of the 2011 film, 1,778 Stories of Me and My wife, in which he provided professional guidance to the singer and actor Tsuyoshi Kusanagi of SMAP fame.
You’ll find him to be a charming and approachable master, sincerely eager to facilitate a unique and memorable Japanese experience for you!
- Japanese calligraphy lesson and guided practice
- Use of all materials required for Japanese calligraphy
- Photos to remember the occasion by, including of you practicing calligraphy
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Transportation costs
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
Know Before You Go
• Please add ¥3,000 to the tour price for hotel pick-up