Japanese Calligraphy Workshop


Experience Overview

Calligraphy is the traditional culture which represents Japan and is known worldwide. The history of Japanese calligraphy is very long, and it has bloomed since the Asuka period (593-) when Chinese characters were introduced to Japan. In modern times, it is loved by men and women of all ages. The purpose of calligraphy is not only to write beautiful letters; it is one of the arts where one can express her/his personality or uniqueness.
Why not sit down, relax and make some memorabilia filled with your personality with calligraphy during your trip? It will be a luxurious moment to take time to face one piece of paper in the scent of sweet ink, in a busy daily life.


Recommendation Points

It is close from touristic places, and you can drop by while sightseeing
You can learn necessary manners for Japanese calligraphy as well, such as a posture and how to use a writing brush
You can take back an original gift with letters written by yourself

Let's Start

Firstly, straighten yourself. The teacher will teach you one by one, from how to hold a writing brush to where to put your hands.
Learn the way a writing brush should be carried for calligraphy, with the sample as your text.
Even if you do not know Chinese characters, do not worry; the teacher will write them with you.
Choose your favorite Chinese characters and write!
You can also learn how to arrange letters artistically.
Practice what you have learnt! Write letters which you have practiced on a round fan.
The original one-of-a-kind souvenir is completed!

Visitor Feedback

It was my first experience and was a bit difficult, but I enjoyed it very much.

The teacher taught me basic points on writing letters with a writing brush. I have learnt that one should not just move a writing brush, but the form is important; just like a baseball swing. The round fan with letters on it written by myself, is a truly wonderful gift. I would love to try Japanese calligraphy again.

Message from Staff

One of the great things about this experience is the fact that you can take back your experience as an original Japanese souvenir. Please feel free to just bring yourself after or before sightseeing, for it is located close to touristic places such as Toei Kyoto Studio Park or Koryu-ji Temple.

Shop Information

KAZUKI YAMANE Calligraphy Workshop

ContentsJapanese Calligraphy Workshop
DurationAbout 1 hour
Price¥2500〜(tax in)
Payment on the same day
Credit cardsUnaccepted
Cancellation feeOn the day of workshop: 50%
GroupUp to 30 people
Notes for childrenSmall children must be accompanied by parents

NameKAZUKI YAMANE Calligraphy workshop
Address9 nishihachioka-cho,uzumasa ukyo-ku, Kyoto,Japan, 616-8163
Access・5 minutes walk from JR Uzumasa station
・2 minutes walk from Keifuku Satsueisho-mae Station
・2 minutes walk from Uzumasa Hirakicho bus stop (Bus number #71,#72,#73)
ParkingUnavailable (*Near the toll parking lot)
Closing dayIrregularly
Opening TimesIrregularly
NotesIt's hard to find the place. Please check the location map carefuly!

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