Find Meaning in Every Stroke with Shodo – Calligraphy

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Explore The Spirituality and Philosophy Behind Shodō
From¥34,320

~ USD 328.18

Explore The Spirituality and Philosophy Behind Shodō
From¥34,320

~ USD 328.18

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  • 4 PAXCalligraphy for 4 Pax
  • 5 PAXCalligraphy for 5 Pax
  • 6 PAXCalligraphy for 6 Pax
  • 7 PAXCalligraphy for 7 Pax
  • 8 PAXCalligraphy for 8 Pax
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THIS TOUR STARTS FROM A LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE IN TOKYO.

You can pick your hotel, a train station or any other location as long as it is located within TOKYO CITY.

 

Please type your preferred travel dates and times in additional notes after pressing the PROCEED BOOKING button.

 

PRICES START FROM:

+ JPY 41,600 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 4 PEOPLE = JPY166,400

+ JPY 38,688 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 5 PEOPLE = JPY 193,440

+ JPY 36,747 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 6 PEOPLE = JPY 220,480

+ JPY 35,360 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 7 PEOPLE = JPY 247,520

+ JPY 34,320  PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 8 PEOPLE = JPY 274,560


The price per person will depend on the number of guests in your group. Group booking with guests less than 4 pax will still be charged the same price. Please note the maximum participant limit for this tour is 8 pax. 

For more than 8 pax, please kindly contact us

 

HOW CAN I ADD A CHAUFFEUR SERVICE?

Pick a date & package; press the PROCEED BOOKING button. The next screen will offer you the option to add on a chauffeur service for an additional fee.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?

+ Private Shodō lesson, your own calligraphy art

+ A translator or guide during the experience

 

HOW CAN I ADD A CHAUFFEUR SERVICE?

Pick a date & package; press the PROCEED BOOKING button. The next screen will offer you the option to add on a chauffeur service for an additional fee.

 

ITINERARY

This private package tour will start at a location of your choice within TOKYO and then proceed to the tour destination (please inquire for further details).

 


Japanese Calligraphy


Shodō, or Japanese calligraphy, is an art form commonly practiced today by Japanese people of all ages and walks of life. Though shodō has ancient origins dating back to the early 5th century, it has developed into a uniquely Japanese form of art throughout the course of history, coming to embody many Japanese core philosophies and aesthetic principles.

Today, many people find shodō as a way to relax and focus on their mind and body. Using only a simple bamboo brush, each character is created by adjusting the pressure and angle of the brush, the speed of each stroke, and the flow of ink. The writing style and utilization of blank space add another dimension to the art, culminating in the masterful amalgamation of Japanese aesthetics and language. While conveying meaning through the written word, the art of shodō simultaneously conveys emotion and even the spirit of the writer.

We present you with the rare opportunity to try your hand at Japanese calligraphy under the tutelage of a highly decorated shodō artist. This individual was introduced to the world of shodo at a young age, watching his great grandfather practice the art, and for two consecutive years he was awarded at one of Japan’s largest and most prestigious calligraphy conventions. He passionately devotes himself to his craft, demonstrating his art at calligraphy performances while continuously striving to expand his horizons by collaborating with artists from various disciplines.

During your experience you will learn that in practicing shodō, you also participate in a spiritual exercise. Using only the essentials – a brush, paper, and charcoal ink – while focusing on the visual balance of characters and blank space, you will find meaning in the Japanese expression, “your calligraphy is an expression of your character and spirit.”


 

The tour will end with us dropping you off at a location of your choice in Tokyo.