Japanese Calligraphy Class in Shibuya, Tokyo

Japanese Calligraphy Class in Shibuya, Tokyo

Japanese Calligraphy Class in Shibuya, Tokyo
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Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Let's SHODO and experience real Japanese culture! All students are welcome even those without Japanese language skills! Let's create your own unique souvenir! *Learn the basics of Calligraphy. *Try writing Calligraphy on paper or Japanese folding fan. See the website for further information.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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Mark_Phillips_1989
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
My girlfriend and I wanted to try our hand at calligraphy and do something a little bit different to all the touristy stuff we had been experiencing in Tokyo.

Atsushi was an excellent teacher, he guided us through how to construct our letters with the correct technique. He was very patient and understanding too. All the materials are provided too.

The location is around a 20 minute walk from Shibuya, so if you are going to visit make sure you double check your route before embarking on the journey. Atsushi is great with replying to emails with any questions too.

Would highly recommend this class for anyone looking to do something different. My girlfriend and I both found the whole experience very therapeutic.
Written 19 March 2019
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schmitt
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
I am very happy about my decision to visit this Calligraphy Class. The course is excellent for everyone who is interested in this field and wants to try it by oneself.
The host is patient, motivated, supportive and open for any questions.
Written 13 September 2018
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JudyMic
Paradise Point, Australia67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
We wanted to have a calligraphy lesson in order to write "Last door to Heaven" for our new house. After reading a number of other reviews, most of which were costly and generic tour types of lessons, we opted for Atsushi's studio.

We were so glad we did! Atsushi is very softly spoken and introduced us to calligraphy in an encouraging environment. So much so that next day we bought everything we needed in order to continue to learn at home.

The lesson was most enjoyable and we went home with a handmade momento. If you are looking for an activity for a couple of hours, you will not be disappointed.

I would definitely recommend Atsushi's studio.
Written 26 October 2017
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petra f
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
We arrived to the pre-booked class last minute and all sweaty since the Shinjuku studio is a little bit more difficult to find and we packed to our day a bit more than we could manage. But the smell of calligraphy ink, paper and the concentration required to make even the most basic strokes calms you down almost immediately. The teacher is very patient and appreciates even the clumsiest effort with words "very nice". The quality of materials used is very good. You will left with lovely souvenir of handwritten kanji and your luggage smelling amazing after ink. I would recommend to anybody who enjoys art of any kind, or just want to take a calm breath in busy Tokyo. Give it a go, maybe you will fall in love.
Written 6 September 2017
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Anthony J
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017 • Solo
This is studio based lesson. The teacher gives you clear directions to get to the studio -not far from Shinjuku station. The teacher - Atsushi Miyazaki is an excellent teacher - encouraging and patient. He is nationally respected. I can fully recommend this for those interested in learning or gaining further experience in Japanese calligraphy.
Written 13 July 2017
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Thanks for attending my lesson. I hope you enjoyed the experience! See you again!
Written 14 July 2017
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juliahG479HE
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
The teacher was patient and kind and encouraged two young girls very well in this difficult art form. Highly recommended 👍
Written 20 June 2017
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shelleydark
Marcus Beach, Australia251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
One of the best classes I've ever taken! Calligraphy in Japan is not only writing kanji - it's a meditative form of abstract art. Atsushi runs classes in two suburbs: Shibuya and Shinjuku. This is no tourist gimmick - it's a real school with local students. Atsushi communicated perfectly by email during the booking process and was dressed immaculately in suit and tie for the class, held in a narrow rectangular room with a long table in the middle. It was interesting just to see all the equipment used: ink, ink container and brush rest, brush, paper weight, paper. There's a quiet seriousness in the room because calligraphy demands concentration. Atsushi hands out comprehensive notes to guide you. First there's painting straight lines, vertical and horizontal, and then very simple kanji. Once you've mastered that, you choose a more complicated kanji to practise. Finally, you're allowed paint it on a gilt-edged card, and then Atsushi applies the square red stamp to indicate the work is finished. The hour and a half simply flew by. Can't recommend it highly enough.
Written 4 May 2017
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David M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2016 • Couples
I first went to Miyazaki-san's shodo lesson with my girlfriend as a birthday treat when she came to visit. The lesson is in a quiet peaceful neighbourhood a short walk uphill from Shibuya station, but a million miles away in terms of the atmosphere! If you want to escape the crowds and chaos of Shibuya, I cannot recommend a better way to spend an hour and a half. Our first lesson was really enjoyable - Miyazaki-san is a very patient and encouraging teacher, and at the end of our lesson we left with a great couple of unique souvenirs.

After the first session I went back 4 or 5 times to continue to learn Shodo. The Sunday afternoon sessions were so relaxing, almost like a meditation. Miyazaki-san seems to know instinctively when to leave you to it, and when you need help. Each week I would start with some exercises with the brush to get the technique, and then Miyazaki-san would help choose a kanji for me to try. He would show me how it was done, and then I would spend the rest of the session building up from the basic elements until I could paint the entire kanji reasonably well (in my humble opinion!).

I would highly recommend this to anyone, whether as a once-off unique experience, or as a new hobby for someone living in Japan.
Written 5 November 2016
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Caroline A
bc32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
This was something really nice to do to get away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Atsushi has a small studio that is air conditioned. It is in an apartment building on the second floor. There is no buzzer at the bottom just ring the door bell of the apartment. It is the one with the phone number in the window, I think. We learned a lot about how to hold the brush and do the strokes. Atsushi was very patient with us. We brought home about 50 pieces of paper but I am sure there is something to frame there!
Written 11 September 2016
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M P
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2016 • Couples
If you have time and want to relax in Tokyo, this is a great class to go to.

My wife really enjoys calligraphy, so I emailed to ask if it was OK for us to join a class. The reply was a yes, then we never looked back!

Calligraphy of Japanese letters with a paint brush, good fun and I learnt a bit about the history of the language too.

Got to practise strokes and then got to make a souvenir to take home.

Atsushi was a very calm, relaxed, knowledgeable teacher who spoke excellent English too.
Written 5 August 2016
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Thank you for coming to my studio. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope to see you again!
Written 6 August 2016
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