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Explore your name with a kanji artist

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Explore your name with a kanji artist

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
art class

Explore your name with a kanji artist

art class

Explore your name with a kanji artist

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I’ll teach you to express your name in characters, known as kanji, which are the Chinese characters upon which the Japanese writing system is based. Each kanji is the symbol for a concept, and is used for writing words or root elements supplemented by kana, or Japanese phonetic symbols. Each kanji has its own meaning too. It's so interesting. If you tell me the English spelling of your given and family names, I’ll help you to find the kanji for your name. I’ll write your name on a card and send it to you.

Your host

Learn more about Mio

Mio

I now work as an editor, but I’ve traveled around the world and taught kanji in India. I would love to share with you the rarity and beauty of kanji. I passed the difficult kanji kentei grade two in 2014, and have only one more level to go. My father likes writing books and my grandfather also writes short classical poems, known as tanka.

What's included

Drinks
Beverage of your choice You can enjoy a complimentary beverage of your choosing.
Equipment
Card art I'll write your Japanese name on the card as a present for you.

Where you'll be

We'll meet up at Shinjuku Station and go to a well-known Japanese stationary store to buy your card.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

I'll text you where to meet ahead of time.

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Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Mio
Explore your name with a kanji artist
New experience
$38/person
New experience
$38/person