Matcha Calligraphy Lesson With a Master (Shizuoka)

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Duration
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
English
Join Shoran, a certified Master Shodo Instructor, for Japan’s only matcha calligraphy class in Shizuoka! Includes a history lesson, demonstration, & workshop. Includes matcha ice cream & drinks.
Highlights
One-of-a-kind experience: This experience is trademarked and the only one of its kind in Japan
Learn from an expert: Your host is a certified Master Shodo Instructor and Handwriting Appraiser
Take-home matcha calligraphy kit: There's an optional package that includes an original matcha calligraphy kit featuring exquisite tools that combined, would retail for roughly $250 or more!
Experience mindfulness: Calligraphy is a meditative experience and a mindful way to connect with Japanese culture
Take home keepsakes: Take home your calligraphy art and hanging scroll as a souvenir from this experience
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Join Shoran, a certified Master Shodo Instructor, for a calligraphy lesson of a different kind. Put brush to paper with an original matcha calligraphy lesson, the only one of its kind in Japan! You’ll learn about the history, key techniques, then participate in a calligraphy class in Shizuoka (just an eight-minute walk from the station). Experience flow: Meet you at Maruzen Tea Roastery – Green Tea & Gelato Café Introduction: Learn Matcha Calligraphy history and essential calligraphy knowledge. Demonstration: Watch a matcha calligraphy demonstration by the instructor Matcha Calligraphy Lesson: Write your name or kanji characters Make A Hanging Scroll: Create a hanging scroll to take home at the end Photo Opportunity: Take pictures with your artwork, Q&A opportunity (if desired) Shoran, deeply influenced by her grandfather's calligraphy school, has achieved remarkable accolades in Japanese calligraphy. She's a certified Master Shodo Instructor and Handwriting Appraiser, with a BA in Business. After a career as a Cabin Attendant for ANA, she now offers calligraphy classes, creates shodo art, and performs globally, leaving a lasting impact on her students and clients. Shoran's journey is a testament to her dedication to preserving and sharing the beauty of Japanese calligraphy. Japanese calligraphy (shodo) is a revered art form rooted in traditional Chinese characters, typically created with calligraphy ink (sumi or sumi-e ink) traditionally made from soot, often obtained from burnt pine wood. Today, your brush will make strokes of a different color and kind… Join Shoran for Japan’s only matcha calligraphy class! Shoran founded and trademarked this unique branch of calligraphy, making this experience one of a kind. You’ll learn about the history of matcha calligraphy, key techniques, watch a demonstration, and then put brush to paper as your lesson begins. Following this, you’ll create a hanging scroll and participate in a photo opportunity with your artwork.
Inclusions
Professional matcha calligraphy lesson
Matcha calligraphy class
Materials and tools
Personalized hanging scroll
Iced or hot green tea
Exclusions
Transportation to/ from the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
2-chōme-2-5 Gofukuchō, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka, 420-0031, Japan 8 mins walking distance from Shizuoka station. Maruzen Tea Roastery
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Children must be 5 years of age or above to participate in this experience
Please enquire within if you'd like to book this experience for a large group; we'll do our best to organize special arrangements
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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A coastal prefecture located in central Japan between Tokyo and Osaka, Shizuoka is home to Mount Fuji (the highest mountain in Japan), beaches and hot spring resort towns, and a thriving agriculture industry producing some of the most delicious and highly coveted produce in Japan.
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Earliest available date: June 4, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals