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Inspiring Japanese Calligraphy in Nara

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Inspiring Japanese Calligraphy in Nara

Duration
2 hour |||| 2 hours
Group Size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English
Lettering

Inspiring Japanese Calligraphy in Nara

Lettering

Inspiring Japanese Calligraphy in Nara

Duration
2 hour |||| 2 hours
Group Size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

1st half of my class is for basics. *A little anecdote of Nara’s beautiful Shodo tool history. *Learn basic posture of body, arms and hands for effective writing. *I demonstrate the brush stroke how the sense of art and technique are integrated. *Then, it is your turn to exercise a Kanji to master basic brush movement and your name in Katakata, by continuing strokes on the paper. Each guest will get my advice. Latter half of the class is for completion of your own work to bring home! You will try either the following options. 1) You will select your favorite Kanji for your work either from my recommendation list or you name (this time in Kanji) ! I will explain the meaning of Kanji and give advice for better mental condition during writing. 2) You can try the dynamic style writing (get inspiration from my writing style) depending on your progress or your preference. This is the highlight of the class to extend your imagination to express in your brush movement! Imagine how you become spiritually fulfilled when you succeed in writing your best one after many trials! Finally choose your favorite paper/artwork on which you will give final writing/or my writing to bring home. *After the class, let's enjoy your tea and Japanese sweets together! I hope if I convey the delight of Shodo calligraphy to the guests from the world!

Your host

Mayumi

Mayumi

I have studied Shodo under my Uncle “Hoseki” since 5 years old, and was given pseudonym ”Hokyu”. I was selected 6 times at several Exhibitions, and now I also serve as a Executive Director at a calligraphic association. I teach people of all ages the beauty of Shodo and the meanings the written characters have. I have my own dynamic writing style ( categorized as modern calligraphy), which I believe inspire you for your own trial at my class. It was more than 2K years ago when Shodo was introduced to Japan, and was promoted by the ancient emperor with buddhism sutra copying among people here in Nara around 600 years after that. Therefore so many quality and artistic tools have also been made in Nara. In my class, you can also enjoy meeting several artistic tools from my collection.Why not start enjoying your Shodo with me?

About the organization

一般社団法人ウェルネスインバウンド協会

Nara Wellness Tourism (Wellness Inbound Association) is a non-profit organization providing private tourist, families, corporate retreats, etc. with unique and detailed (not touristy) experiences of Nara. https://www.gonarastay.com/ They help Nara-based shrines, temples, ryokans, stores, and individuals, etc. to be recognized globally.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to 一般社団法人ウェルネスインバウンド協会.

What’s included

Food
Japanese sweet
Drinks
Japanese tea
Equipment
Set of shodo writing tools, artistic paper crafts, towel, apron

Where you'll be

Class room is just one minute walk from Kintetsu Nara station, which is a pottery gallery I rent, having a very cultural ambiance. This class room is located on the second floor of a café (famous for Tapioca drinks), so you can first enter this cafe and use the stairs inside to come to my class room.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

The class room is on the 2nd floor with no lifts, therefore it is not barrier-free for access.
Mayumi
Inspiring Japanese Calligraphy in Nara
New experience
From $48/person
New experience
From $48/person