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Nagoya, Japan
Shodo Experience in Nagoya

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Make your Nagoya visit into a work of art thanks to this 1.5-hour ‘Shodo’ calligraphy class. Get a step-by-step introduction to this Japanese writing style, practicing the proper posture for your ‘fude’ (brush) and marking your page with ‘bokujyu’ (black ink) to form words like ‘love,’ ‘friend,’ and ‘samurai.’ You’ll leave class with a one-of-a-kind calligraphy souvenir created during your lesson.
  • Take a class to learn the Japanese art of 'shodo' (Japanese brush calligraphy)
  • Study shodo techniques like proper hand posture for the 'fude' (calligraphy brush)
  • Practice the line work for Japanese words like 'samurai,' 'friend,' and 'dream'
  • Create a one-of-a-kind calligraphy souvenir using special 'shikishi' paper
  • Great way to learn about Japanese culture
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Shodo calligraphy Instructor
All necessary tools for Shodo (rental)
Instructions written in English
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

2-chōme-32 Komadomechō, Kita Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 462-0059, Japan

Address: 2-33 Komadomecho, Kita-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 462-0059, Japan Direction: 10 minutes walk from Subway Kurokawa Station Exit.3

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Head to the Shurei Shodo classroom close to Nagoya’s Kurokawa train station, at your pre-determined class time. After introducing yourself to your calligraphy teacher, you’ll receive a copy of English instructions written out on a piece of paper with step-by-step instructions.

Start your session by practicing the proper technique for holding and moving the “fude” calligraphy brush. Your instructor will help show the proper movements for composing lines in this meticulous art form. Experiment with your newfound skills as you try forming different the characters for Japanese words like “dream,” “heart,” “samurai,” and “friend.”

Once you feel ready, you’ll begin creating a special calligraphy artwork using a paper called “shikishi.” When your one-of-a-kind creation is finished, you’ll also receive a special stamp from your teacher as recognition of your work. You’ll leave your 1.5-hour class session with a special souvenir of your experience to show friends and family back home.
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At the arranged time, make your own way to the Shurei Shodo classroom, close to Kurokawa train station. Greet your teacher and receive instructions written in English. Follow the instructions, and practice shodo calligraphy step-by-step. Your posture and the way you hold the brush are very important when beginning shodo. After learning the correct posture and grip, learn how to write many types of lines using the brush. Next, receive some Japanese words to practice such as 'love,' 'heart,' 'friend,' 'dream,' or 'samurai.' You can practice as many times as you like. Do not hesitate to ask your teacher questions. After practicing, try writing on a special kind of paper called shikishi. After completing your calligraphy art, your teacher gives you a stamp as a souvenir. Take your own unique shodo calligraphy art home with you to remember your Japanese cultural experience. After saying goodbye, make your own way home. Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • Please wear an apron or clothes you do not mind getting ink on
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tourist Top World Co.,Ltd.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Shodo Experience in Nagoya?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shodo Experience in Nagoya?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Shodo Experience in Nagoya?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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