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Experience hosted by Keiko

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in Japanese

What you'll do

Let's write Chinese characters!
Whether or not you are good at writing does not matter. All you have to do
is have the heart for writing neatly. Then, you will be able to write unique
characters of your own.
1. I will show you the necessary utensils and teach you how to hold a Japanese brush.
2. You begin with easy or simple characters.
3. You chose some charactors from among the samples and write them with a
brush. If you have your favorite characters, you may write them.
4. Make ink with an ink stick and an ink stone. You rub the ink stick back and forth
slowly on the ink stone. Please enjoy this quiet time. You feel calm when you
focus on rubbing. It is an element of Zen spirit. You can also enjoy the smell of
the ink.
5. Begin writing characters with a brush. Feel free to ask me questions anytime.
6. You can take your shodo works with you back home. You can buy Japanese
papers and mounts if you like.
7. Japanese tea and/or coffee will be served for free.
日本の漢字を書きましょう!
文字が上手い下手は関係ありません。心を込めて丁寧に字を書く事で素晴らしいあなただけの字が出来上がります!
①書道道具・筆の持ち方の説明
②簡単な文字を書く練習
③書く字を選ぶ(好きな字もしくはサンプルより)
④墨をする。墨の匂いと静かな時間を楽しむ。集中する事で心が落ち着きます。
⑤字を書く
⑥完成。作品をお持ち帰りください。(和紙・台紙別途料金で購入していただけます)
⑦お茶/コーヒータイム
Let's write Chinese characters!
Whether or not you are good at writing does not matter. All you have to do
is have the heart for writing neatly. Then, you will be able to write unique
characters of your own.
1. I will show you the necessary utensils and teach you how to hold a Japanese brush.
2. You begin with easy or simple characters.
3. You chose some charactors from among the samples and write them with a

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Japanese tea, coffee and water are free of charge.
    日本茶、コーヒーお水は無料でご用意して...
  • Equipment
    I will provide a Japanese brush, ink stick, ink stone, papers and all the u...
From $30
/ person
Fri, Dec 11
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$30 per person
$30 per person
Fri, Dec 18
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$30 per person
$30 per person
Fri, Dec 25
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$30 per person
$30 per person

Meet your host, Keiko

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • Identity verified
Do you know 'Shodo' (Japanese calligraphy) ?
In Shodo, you focus your mind onto writing characters, which leads to Zen spirit.
I started learning Shodo when I was 6 years old. I am 50 years old now and still learning it. Learning Shodo has no end.
I am teaching Shodo in homes for senior citizens as a volunteer.
Writing characters beautifully is not so important.
Focusing your mind on writing and expressing your favorite characters as you like is more important. You sure can have fun!
書道とは自分自身の心に向き合って字を書く、いわば禅に通じるものです。6歳から書道をはじめ50歳になった今も学び続けています。学びに終わりはありません。今は高齢者施設でボランティアとして書道を教えています。
Do you know 'Shodo' (Japanese calligraphy) ?
In Shodo, you focus your mind onto writing characters, which leads to Zen spirit.
I started learning Shodo when I was 6 years old. I am 50 years old now and still learning it. Learning Shodo has no end.
I am teaching Shodo in homes for senior citizens as a volunteer.
Writing characters beautifully is not so important.
Focusing your mind on writing and expressing your favorite characters as you like is more important. You sur…
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Where you'll be

You can experience it at Rental Space 385N in Imazato. Imazato is next to Tsuruhashi. Here is easily accessible. Our place is also near the station and you can take both Kintetsu line and Metro Pink line.
We also have other authentic Japanese culture classes such as flower arrangement, Japanese handicraft, dressing up in Kimono, green tea ceremony.
今里レンタルスペース385Nで開催します。鶴橋の隣に位置し、交通の便がいいです。近鉄・メトロどちらの駅からも近いです。他にもしめ縄作り・お抹茶・和小物手芸・着物体験などを開催しています。

Choose from available dates

3 available
  • Fri, Dec 11
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $30 per person
  • Fri, Dec 18
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $30 per person
  • Fri, Dec 25
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $30 per person

Things to know

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 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Please tell me if there are some Japanese characters what you want to write. (もし書きたい文字があれば教えてください)

You may bring your camera, or video camera with you if you like. (必要であればカメラやビデオカメラ)