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Fun Calligraphy for Beginners

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1.5 hours

What we will do

Learn how to write your name and your favorite word in traditional Japanese way, and create your own piece of art!

This is a perfect class for people who try calligraphy for the first time. I will teach you the basic strokes using a calligraphy brush and ink, then you will pick a word in Kanji letter, practice it, then write it on a special sheet of paper or on a fan to complete your artwork.

You can take your work home, to show your friends and family! The class takes place in central Tokyo.


Wakana 1

Hi, I’m Wakana.

I was born and grew up here in Tokyo. I’ve lived in Australia and Canada to study English.

I really like to meet new people, make friends and talk about different cultures. At the moment I offer Calligraphy, Cooking, Origami and Tsumami-zaiku workshops.

I am a licensed calligraphy instructor. I’ve been learning Japanese Calligraphy (“Shodo”) since I was 8 years old.

I also studied Nutrition and have worked as a dietitian. I love to eat, I live to eat!! If you like fish, I can take you to the best Japanese restaurant!

I want to introduce Japanese culture in a fun way. My main goal is to help visitors to Japan have a memorable time here:)

Where we will meet

The workshop is held in central Tokyo, it’s about 10 minutes away from Akihabara or Ueno.

What I will provide

Calligraphy workshop

What to bring

Please do not come barefoot as it will be held in a local home otherwise you need to purchase socks.

Please come with older casual clothes. The ink stains permanently..

An additional fare will be needed on site if you wish to write on an “uchiwa” fan instead of sheet of paper.


For security purposes, I will ask you to send a photo of your photo ID.

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