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Calligraphy Shodo Experience in Osaka

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    What to Expect
    With the guidance of a kind calligraphy instructor, you will learn the history of kanji from China and the history of hiragana and katakana which are made from kanji. It is also important to know how to hold the brush and the posture when writing. You will practice handwriting on a calligraphy paper with a brush. You can practice a lot at will.

    After practicing the foundation of vertical and horizontal lines like 一, 川 (one, river), next you will challenge your favorite kanji character. Positive feelings such as 愛(love), 福(fortune) and 幸(happiness) are popular.

    Finally, from the origin and pronunciation of the name, you will get to know the kanji of your name and finish your work. Please enjoy your writing freely. Commemorative photo shooting calligraphy can be done in a traditional Japanese style room! ※ The staff will assist you to shoot a few photos with your camera.

    We practice Shodo on tatami mats, but there are zabutons (cushions) for Seiza sitting so please relax even if you are not good at sitting straight on the tatami.

    You will experience:
    • Create fantastic memories of your trip to Japan
    • Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout
    • Special experience of Japanese culture
    • Enjoyable experience with children
    • Learning about the history of Japanese culture
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Maikoya Osaka
    Return Details
    Maikoya Osaka
    • SHODO items
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed August 4, 2019

    I have a little experience with the characters of the Japanese language, but was (and still am, let's be fair) wet behind the ears when it comes to actually drawing them. This introduction to calligraphy was a real learning experience as well as good fun....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Stuntpudding
    Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

    Started this experience off with a traditional tea ceremony. We were given the opportunity to dress in traditional kimonos, and were helped with getting ready. They also helped pin my hair up for me and let my choose a flower to put in my hair....More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Cassidy M
    Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

    If you really want to learn a little bit about the culture, I would highly advise both classes. They are relaxing and fulfilling and worth the price!

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank skadams67
    Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

    It was a fun experience having teacher Ai as my instructor. I realized that calligraphy is a way for me to discover not only its history and technicalities but more about myself too! I enjoyed it and would like to do this more when i...More

    2  Thank prempanila
    Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

    I highly recommend this class! It was an excellent experience. Our teacher was very patient well- spoken. She taught us several different strokes before we created our “good copy” to take home as a souvenir. The small class size (4 of us) made it feel...More

    1  Thank Shauna D
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    September 21, 2019|
    Response from Stuntpudding | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, It think it was about 1 to 1,5 hours. You might want to check it with the organiser. I was the only participant though. It might be a bit longer if the group is bigger.
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