Shodo Experience in Nagoya

Cultural & Theme Tours in Myōkō Kōgen

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Learn the art of shodo, Japanese brush calligraphy, in this 1.5-hour experience in Nagoya. Discover the beauty of writing with a fude (Japanese calligraphy brush) and bokujyu (black ink) step by step to create your own unique souvenir. The lesson is perfect for first time visitors who want to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture.
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.

What’s included

  • Shodo calligraphy Instructor
  • All necessary tools for Shodo (rental)
  • Instructions written in English

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Apron


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Led by a local guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience