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Traditional Japanese Calligraphy Experience with a Calligraphy Master

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Ota City, Japan
Traditional Japanese Calligraphy Experience with a Calligraphy Master

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Overview

Learn the traditional art of Japanese calligraphy, called ‘shodo,’ in Tokyo. Under the expert eye of a master calligrapher, you’ll practice using the tools of the trade: brushes, ink and paper. Settle into a quiet studio, where the ambiance encourages a contemplative mindset, and try your hand at writing Japanese characters in an artistic style once indispensable to nobles and samurai.
  • Japanese calligraphy lesson in Tokyo
  • Discover the noble skill of shodo from a master calligrapher
  • Use brush strokes on paper to practice this age-old art form
  • Learn about traditional and contemporary Japanese culture
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Professional guide
All necessary equipment
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Please add 2000 yen to the tour price for hotel pick up
Umeyashiki Station , 2 Chome-28 Kamata, Ota City, Tokyo 144-0052, Japan

Umeyashiki Station

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Minimum number of participants for booking:2
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Trip Designer Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Traditional Japanese Calligraphy Experience with a Calligraphy Master?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Traditional Japanese Calligraphy Experience with a Calligraphy Master?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Traditional Japanese Calligraphy Experience with a Calligraphy Master?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Traditional Japanese Calligraphy Experience with a Calligraphy Master?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Fantastic experience!
Jennifer_L
, Oct 2019
Everyone was so kind and helpful, what a great first experience with calligraphy! Thank you so much for such a wonderful time!
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Fantastic experience and totally lovely...
Chris_J
, Sep 2017
Fantastic experience and totally lovely people! Highly recommended.
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Great experience! The tour guide was...
Martha S
, May 2017
Great experience! The tour guide was lovely. The teacher an artist, with great knowledge and patience. They discover that was my birthday and sang happy birthday, and gave me a beautiful gift. Thanks to everyone, that made it possible.
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A must do cultural experience if...
Katy B
, Mar 2017
A must do cultural experience if you're travelling to Japan! Our guide Yoko, who took us from the railway station to the Master's studio and back again, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. It was such a once in a lifetime cultural experience, being a beginner to learn about calligraphy from a Master first hand. It was a happy atmosphere and the Master was very kind and patient with us. We can't wait to show our family and friends what we achieved, and have it framed!
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Our translator Yoko was very...
Amy P
, Mar 2017
Our translator Yoko was very prepared and helpful. The calligraphy instructor was knowledgable, talented, and very funny. We worked hard and ended up creating some great wok. Our 9 year old daughter got to work on her name and other phrases and had a wonderful time. If you are interested in learning something about Japanese culture, this class is informative and educational.
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The master's work is amazing. He has...
Elizabeth F
, Jul 2016
The master's work is amazing. He has so much patience and a good personality to instruct students in creating calligraphy. We got to keep our work which was a nice souvenir.

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