Tokyo Area

Express yourself through Japanese calligraphy

Express yourself through Japanese calligraphy

from 154.00

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Experience Includes |

  • 10 min - A brief overview of the history of Japanese calligraphy

  • 50 min - Learning and writing your own Japanese calligraphy

    You will be accompanied by a friendly Detouur guide who will interpret in your language of choice, from English, French, or German. If you require translation in another language, please let us know at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate your request!

Availability |

Session 1 (10:00 - 11:00)
Session 2 (11:00 - 12:00)
Session 3 (13:00 - 14:00)
Session 4 (14:00 - 15:00)
Session 5 (15:00 - 16:00)
Session 6 (16:00 - 17:00)
Session 7 (17:00 - 18:00)

Number of Participants:


Bunkyo, Tokyo
15 min. from Tokyo Sta.

Offered in Japanese
with English, French, or German interpretation

1 hour experience

4 people max.

About Shodou |

Shodou | Sho・Doh 

Find Zen through the soft and fluid brush strokes of Shodou. Shodou translates to “the way of the brush” and is an esteemed form of calligraphy with strong connections to Zen Buddhism. Originated from Chinese calligraphy in the Tang Dynasty, shodou has transformed to reflect Japanese traditions and aesthetics. With strong influence from Zen Buddhism, shodou emphasizes the clarity of one’s mind (known as "mushin", a no mind state) before the letters can flow onto the paper. The art tells a story about the calligrapher and reveals the calligrapher’s mastery. Today, there are two styles of shodou: toyo style, which originated in China and mainly uses Chinese characters, and wayo style, where Japanese hiragana is used. Come experience the wayo style shodou with Udoyoshi-sensei, and learn how to create beautiful Japanese calligraphy with ease.


Things to note |

  • Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.