Brush and Ink, Japanese calligraphy

Minato City, Japan

Experience hosted by Tenshin

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 4 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

We will gather together to learn the art of Shodo–Japanese calligraphy. We can study the most popular Japanese characters using Fude (brush), Sumi (Indian ink), also we can study Japanese Do's and Don'ts at the same time. We can talk and discuss our today's work after our lesson, over cookies and tea.
You could say that it was the most impressive and memorable experience on your trip.

What's included

  • Food
    Cookies or candy
  • Drinks
    water
  • Equipment
    Shodo trial writing set and basic Shodo description will be provided for th...

Meet your host, Tenshin

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 416 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a master of Japanese calligraphy with 47 years of experience. I hold the highest rank of "Shihan" and have taught to foreign visitors for over a decade. I'm also the founder and the CEO of the educational organization called NPO-LESA.
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Thu, 5 Aug
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About the organisation: NPO-LESA



For the past 12 years we have been providing study materials, warm clothes, school scholarships and medical health checking to 500 children in Vietnam who suffer from AIDS or are in very difficult circumstances. Airbnb does not charge any commissions from your attending fee. Your attending fee would be 100% raised up as donations for Vietnamese very poor children. This is a 100% charity workshop.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to NPO-LESA.

Where you'll be

Located just central Tokyo area near Tokyo Tower. One minute walk from Kamiya-cho station on Hibiya-line, subway. When you come out from Exit #3 at Kamiya-cho st., turn left and 50m, 46yrd to our building. NPO room is #405 on the 4F and your classroom. You can see 'Doutor' coffee shop on the ground floor.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 416 reviews.

Emily
February 2021
What a lovely experience! Tenshin-san was so patient and eager to answer all of my questions on the beautiful art of shodo. I feel very lucky to have learned from the best. Highly recommend for visitors and residents of Japan alike.
Rucha
January 2021
I have been learning Japanese but calligraphy was something new I learned. Tenshin-san explained everything so nicely. He speaks English very well. He gave me information about japanese culture and calligraphy and then practice of some basic kanji’s. Overall it was a nice experience.
I have been learning Japanese but calligraphy was something new I learned. Tenshin-san explained everything so nicely. He speaks English very well. He gave me information about jap…
Anna
October 2020
Excellent and Unique experience, totally worth it! Tenshin is very lovely, hospitable and professional. I really enjoyed my experience. Master Tenshin offers instructions that are clear, descriptive and encouraging and I really appreciated his patience and guidance as I learned new strokes and techniques. I highly recommend this experience to anyone seeking not only to learn Shodo calligraphy from an excellent master of his craft but also some Japanese etiquette and culture as well. I am also touched and inspired by his generosity towards his charity for children in Vietnam.
Excellent and Unique experience, totally worth it! Tenshin is very lovely, hospitable and professional. I really enjoyed my experience. Master Tenshin offers instructions that are…
Marco
March 2020
Luckily I was the only one so it felt like a private lesson. I felt really welcomed and Tenshin was super nice and friendly. It's a great experience overall, interesting and rewarding to see your results. Highly recommended
Camille
February 2020
It was a nice private calligraphy lesson that Tenshin gave me. I appreciate his kindness and support by drawing different signs. Also all the little thing he teaches me appart of the calligraphy were interesting. Thanks a lot for the sharing of your knowledges . 😊
It was a nice private calligraphy lesson that Tenshin gave me. I appreciate his kindness and support by drawing different signs. Also all the little thing he teaches me appart of t…
Hoang Phoi
January 2020
What if you pay for one but get more than two!? I paid to learn Calligraphy but what I got was tripled. How to behave politely in Japanese way as well as “be kind to one another”. It was such a great experience in Japan and wish to attend more of the Master’s classes. Master Tenshin possesses a deep knowledge and admirable skills in Shodo - Japanese Calligraphy. My pleasure to know him and be his student. A must-attend activity in Tokyo for those who love to understand a part of Japanese culture. I highly recommend it!!
What if you pay for one but get more than two!? I paid to learn Calligraphy but what I got was tripled. How to behave politely in Japanese way as well as “be kind to one another”.…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.