Workshop for Japanese Calligraphy - Learn Kanji and Basic Brushwork

From JPY ¥7,300.00
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Taitou-ku, Tokyo
  • Product code: EN-TKO-1054-10541


Learn the history behind kanji and how to write them using traditional calligraphy tools in this fun class. At the end of class, you will write a word or phrase of your choosing on colored paper to take home with you as a souvenir! 


  • Beginners are welcome! Our knowledgable staff assists you!
  • Use authentic tools to practice calligraphy basics.
  • Experience the pleasure and profundity of Japanese calligraphy in just one hour.
  • Make a beautiful souvenir with a word/phrase of your choice. 
  • We are located only 1 minute on foot from the Thunder Gate, a perfect location to enjoy all that Asakusa has to offer. 


Please select your start time in the box on the upper right.
Check-in→Introduction to calligraphy→Practice and make your final copy→Commemorative photo→ End (Take your work home)


Learn the basic brushwork and how to write kanji. You will use authentic calligraphy tools, such as a brush, ink, and Japanese writing paper. At the end of the class, you will make your own original work that you can take home as a souvenir. 

After learning the history of kanji and some basic advice on how to write them you will practice basic brushwork. Towards the end of class, you will choose your favorite word or character. The instructor will create an example for you to follow when you are creating your own work. You will write your final copy on paperboard. You will sign and seal your own and only creation and take it home with you. Packing materials are available for use. 

Decoration scroll frame and kimono wearing add-ons are available for this package. 


  • Time:60 minutes
    ※Please come at least 10 minutes before your reservation time. If you are late, it may be difficult to join the program. 
  • Meeting point:JIDAIYA Meijikan  [MAP]
    2-3-5, Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0034
  • Access: 
    ・A 1-minute walk from the Thunder Gate of Sensoji Temple
    ・A 1-minute walk from Exit A4 of Asakusa Station on Toei Asakusa Line/Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    ・A 3-minute walk from Exit 2 on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
  • Minimum number of participants:2 people
  • Language support:English, Japanese
  • Included:Calligraphy utensils, Japanese writing paper, a set of packaging materials for your work
  • Excluded:The Kimono dressing plan can be combined. Please contact us at the time of the reservation.
    ・A child of 12 years and over can take part in the program.
    ・Basically, a child younger than 6 cannot come in. If the time is "Reserved" (optional), a participating adult can bring his child along. For a large group, please contact us.
  • Special support:
    ・Wheelchair and stroller are accessible. *For a wheelchair user, please contact us in advance.
    ・You can reserve a time. Please contact us when making a reservation.
  • Free Wi-Fi :×
  • Toilet:〇(Western-style)
  • Other things to note:
    ・Please wear clothes which you do not mind getting dirty with ink.
    ・Minimum 2 participants. A participant can join the program at a rate of 2 participants.
    ・A hanging scroll for the paperboard and 'Fuchin,' a decorative weight for a hanging scroll, are prepared as an option.
    ・Please note that this will be a joint program with other groups.
    ・If you would like to charter a program, please click on "BOOK NOW" and select from the options page below.


・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
・ Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
・Contactless ticket redemption


7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.

※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.