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Experience Japanese Calligraphy and Make Kanji T-shirt


Kyoto
2 hours
up to 4 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Fluent )

Experience Japanese calligraphy, write your favorite kanji by yourself, and finally make an original kanji t-shirt as a permanent personalised souvenir of Japan!

Highlights

  • Learn Japanese traditional calligraphy
  • Choose and write your favourite kanji, a Chinese character
  • Make an original kanji T-shirt by yourself
  • Bring it back to your country and wear your original T-shirt

What to Expect

1st step: We will explain the history of kanji (Chinese characters) and Japanese calligraphy. Then, you will try Japanese calligraphy.
Before writing, you will make the ink by grinding an ink stick that smells like fragrant wood.
Then we will show you the writing posture and how to hold a brush.
After that, you will learn some basic skills such as writing horizontal lines and vertical lines.
2nd step: After practicing to write some easy lines or a character, you will choose a kanji you want to write and print on your t-shirt.
Make sure to practice the kanji you chose many times and choose the best one.
3rd step: You will make an original T-shirt with our specialized equipment. We will provide support throughout the entire experience.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Our lesson is located in the center of Kyoto city, Karasuma Sanjo, 3 minute from Karasuma Oike station on the subway
Ending Point Our lesson is located in the center of Kyoto city, Karasuma Sanjo, 3 minute from Karasuma Oike station on the subway

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Calligraphy Experience, 1 T-shirt

What‘s not included

Transportation fee to our class, any food or drinks

Important

Class starts at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 pm from Monday to Friday. Irregular holidays. Please contact us before booking.

Class starts at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm from Monday to Friday. Irregular holidays. Please contact us before booking.

Please wear casual clothes. Although We have some kitchen aprons, black ink might stain your clothes.
Each guest will get 1 T-shirt with 1 design.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 2 days prior to meeting date
  • 80% Refund - 1 day(s) prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - on the meeting date

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Reviews ( 2 )
Leah Leah United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great activity with kids ”

Koichi taught us the basics of the Japanese language, a little history and the basic calligraphy strokes. We had a lot of fun and left with great souvenirs of our time on Kyoto. He was super patient with my kids! Excellent value.

Kichi Kichi Japan ( Business )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Thoroughly enjoyable! ”

The experience was so much fun and I loved having something to take home as a souvenir !

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