Take an introductory class in the art of Japanese calligraphy in the heart of Tokyo!
Under the guidance of your bilingual teacher, learn the basics of this ancestral art. You will be shown how to hold your brush in order to paint elegant characters and create your own souvenir.
Our school teaches you an orthodox and elegant style of calligraphy based on traditional Japanese and Chinese calligraphy. We can also offer you the option to create traditional or modern calligraphic works of art.
All students are welcome, even those without Japanese language skills, as we use fully guided English textbooks as part of our course.
We can also tailor to your needs and offer you the "Kyu" and "Dan" grading system of Calligraphy by using the "Shosaku" reference guide. We can also train you to become a Certified Calligraphy Instructor.
Schedule: Tuesdays 3 pm. - 4:30 pm. (prior booking essential)
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (prior booking essential)
*All materials are included in the lesson fee.
*Learn the basic knowledge of Calligraphy. Try writing Calligraphy on a paper board as your souvenir.
Trial lesson with Japanese traditional paper board
4600 yen per person (90 min.)
1 person 12000 yen
2 people 8000 yen per person
3-4 people 6000 yen per person
5-6 people 5000 yen per person
more than 7 people 4600 yen per person
Please pay in advance by PayPal.
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 2 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.
10200 yen (3 lessons per month), Students: 5000 yen (3 lessons per month)
7700 yen (2 lessons per month), Students: 4000 yen (2 lessons per month)
1. You can create your own unique souvenir
2. You will get your name in Japanese
3. Master of Calligraphy, who has a lot of experience for teaching non-Japanese student, instructs you.
What can you experience?
1. A short introduction about the course
2. A short introduction about Japanese letters and history of Chinese characters
3. Learn the basics of calligraphy (how to hold the brush, how to draw strokes)
4. Try writing calligraphy with Kanji (Chinese characters)
5. Try writing your name in Japanese
6. Try writing calligraphy with Kanji on the Japanese traditional paper board.
The Power of the Spirit
The 48th Sogen Calligraphy Exhibition in the National Art Center, Tokyo.
The 46th Sogen Calligraphy Exhibition in the National Art Center, Tokyo.
Miyazaki was born in 1979 in Kyoto, Japan. He is a Calligraphic Artist and is an Associate Member of Sogen Shodokai, the largest organization for Calligraphy in Japan. This organization was founded in 1964 by Kaneko Otei, a Pioneer of Modern Calligraphic Art and a recipient of the Order of Culture. He has been studying the art of calligraphy since the age of 10. He was taught by Master Kaneko Takayoshi, Kaneko Otei's son, who was one of the most highly acclaimed calligraphy artists of all time. Since then, he has mastered various skills and gained in depth knowledge of the different aspects of Calligraphy. As a result, he has won a number of prizes in calligraphic competitions. To name a few, he won the prestigious Mainichi Prize, the best prize that can be awarded to an artist under the age of 23. This was held by the Mainichi Calligraphic competition in 2003. He also won the Sogen Shodokai competition in 2012. He started to teach Japanese Calligraphy since the age of 23.
Finally, he has been a judge panel member of the Sogen Shodokai Competition since 2013.
*2003-2005 Calligraphy instructor in Czech-Japanese Association in Prague.
*2008-2009 Calligraphy instructor in Czech-Japanese Association in Prague.
*2009 Calligraphy instructor in Charles University in Prague.
*2016 Published Calligraphy Textbook for beginners in Czech Republic.