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Brush and Ink, Japanese calligraphy

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 412 reviews.Minato City, Japan

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Experience hosted by Tenshin

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Very fun & unforgettable Shodo-Japanese calligraphy-workshop

We will gather together to learn the art of Shodo–Japanese calligraphy. We can study the most popular Japanese characters using Fude (brush), Sumi (Indian ink), also we can study Japanese Do's and Don'ts at the same time. We can talk and discuss our today's work after our lesson, over cookies and tea.
You could say that it was the most impressive and memorable experience on your trip.

Tenshin's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Cookies or candy
  • Drinks
    Tea or water
  • Equipment
    Shodo trial writing set and basic Shodo description will be provided for th...
From $58
/ person
Fri, Jul 10
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$58 per person
$58 per person
Tue, Jul 14
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$58 per person
$58 per person
Wed, Jul 15
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$58 per person
$58 per person

Meet your host, Tenshin

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 412 Reviews
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I am a master of Japanese calligraphy with 45 years of experience. I hold the highest rank of "Shihan" and have taught to foreign visitors for over a decade. I'm also the founder and CEO of the educational organization called NPO-LESA.
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About the organization: NPO-LESA



For the past 12 years we have been providing study materials, warm clothes, school scholarships and medical health checking to 500 children in Vietnam who suffer from AIDS or are in very difficult circumstances. Airbnb does not charge any commissions from your attending fee. Your attending fee would be 100% raised up as donations for Vietnamese very poor children. This is a 100% charity workshop.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to NPO-LESA.

Where you'll be

Located just central Tokyo area near Tokyo Tower. One minute walk from Kamiya-cho station on Hibiya-line, subway. When you come out from Exit #3 at Kamiya-cho st., turn left and 50m, 46yrd to our building. NPO room is #405 on the 4F and your classroom. You can see 'Doutor' coffee shop on the ground floor.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 412 reviews.

Marco
March 2020
Luckily I was the only one so it felt like a private lesson. I felt really welcomed and Tenshin was super nice and friendly. It's a great experience overall, interesting and rewarding to see your results. Highly recommended
Camille
February 2020
It was a nice private calligraphy lesson that Tenshin gave me. I appreciate his kindness and support by drawing different signs. Also all the little thing he teaches me appart of the calligraphy were interesting. Thanks a lot for the sharing of your knowledges . 😊
It was a nice private calligraphy lesson that Tenshin gave me. I appreciate his kindness and support by drawing different signs. Also all the little thing he teaches me appart of t…
Hoang Phoi
January 2020
What if you pay for one but get more than two!? I paid to learn Calligraphy but what I got was tripled. How to behave politely in Japanese way as well as “be kind to one another”. It was such a great experience in Japan and wish to attend more of the Master’s classes. Master Tenshin possesses a deep knowledge and admirable skills in Shodo - Japanese Calligraphy. My pleasure to know him and be his student. A must-attend activity in Tokyo for those who love to understand a part of Japanese culture. I highly recommend it!!
What if you pay for one but get more than two!? I paid to learn Calligraphy but what I got was tripled. How to behave politely in Japanese way as well as “be kind to one another”.…
Maria Belen
January 2020
Tenshin is a very smart, lovely and kind man. His workshop totally matches the kind of Japanesse experience I was expecting. Good teacher and converstaion Totally recomended :)
Jas
January 2020
Tenshin is a true expert in his field. It was an honour to meet and learn from him. Can’t recommend enough! Yoroshiku onegai-shimas, Tenshin-san :)
Julia
December 2019
What an extraordinary experience! We had a wonderful afternoon and got many insights into Japanese culture and shodo. Tenshin-sensei is a true master of his art! We loved the surprise he gave us and the fact that 100% of the revenue from the class is donated to his NGO in Vietnam :) Highly recommended experience!
What an extraordinary experience! We had a wonderful afternoon and got many insights into Japanese culture and shodo. Tenshin-sensei is a true master of his art! We loved the surpr…

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Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.