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Ink painting/seal carving workshop

Kashiwara, Japan

Experience hosted by Ryo

2.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

In our traditional-style house you can experience the art of ink painting and seal carving.
After learning the basic techniques and aesthetics of the art from the examples of old masters, you are free to explore the medium and unleash your creativity under the instructor's guidance.
At the end of the session you can paint your final piece on display-quality paper and take it back home.
Through this unique experience we expect you to gain some insight about how to express yourself with limited time and resources.
Other things to note
For people staying in Kyoto: it is a 1.5 hour train ride from Kyoto so make sure you have enough time allocated for transportation.
In our traditional-style house you can experience the art of ink painting and seal carving.
After learning the basic techniques and aesthetics of the art from the examples of old masters, you are free to explore the medium and unleash your creativity under the instructor's guidance.
At the end of the session you can paint your final piece on display-quality paper and take it back home.
Through this unique experience we expect you t…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Tea
  • Equipment
    Everything you need for painting/carving

Meet your host, Ryo

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 14 Reviews
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I have more than 10 years of experience in ink painting, mostly self-taught but also taught by a private teacher for one year. I also have a bachelor's degree in fine arts (painting) from Musashino Art University, one of the most influential art schools in Japan.
You can check out some of my paintings:
https://www.pinterest.com/rqt1351/myinkkkyyy/
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Where you'll be

We are located right between Osaka and Nara near Kashiwara station on JR Yamatoji Line (aka Kansai Main Line). I come to meet you at the station and we walk to our house for 10 minutes through a regular suburb. After we reach our traditional-style house we can have a cup of tea in our dining room if you would like and then move to one of the living rooms with tatami mats for painting.
Ashley
August 2018
My husband and I took Ryo’s class during our visit to japan. We were staying in Kyoto and took the rail over to Osaka and transferred to meet Ryo! Ryo met us at the station and from there we walked to his house and enjoyed learning about his background and how to do ink paint drawings. We don’t have strong artistic abilities but Ryo helped to show us different techniques to master a unique drawing of our own. Lastly we created and carved our own stamp to engrave our drawing. Overall it was a fun experience and we left with some art to bring home to frame! Ryo is leaving to study in the US but we’re thankful to have taken his las class until he returns! Thanks Ryo!
My husband and I took Ryo’s class during our visit to japan. We were staying in Kyoto and took the rail over to Osaka and transferred to meet Ryo! Ryo met us at the station and fro…
Brice
July 2018
Il s'agit d'un cours avec mise en pratique directe des techniques enseignées. Au final, vous repartirez avec vos œuvres et vous aurez ouvert la porte sur un mode très subtil où il n'est besoin que de doser le mouillage, la quantité d'encre et le geste. 3 petites notions et des milliers de combinaisons.
Il s'agit d'un cours avec mise en pratique directe des techniques enseignées. Au final, vous repartirez avec vos œuvres et vous aurez ouvert la porte sur un mode très subtil où il…
George
July 2018
This was amazing! We had such a great time. The class was very informative and Ryo is a great teacher. And very patient with us. He showed us several techniques and after we painted we carved our names into stamps. I would highly recommend this experience.
This was amazing! We had such a great time. The class was very informative and Ryo is a great teacher. And very patient with us. He showed us several techniques and after we painte…
Aaron
July 2018
Ryo made the ink painting and seal carving incredibly enjoyable. He was informative, friendly, and very patient through our mistakes. He made what seemed like a challenging process simple. It’s was truly one of our most enjoyable experiences in Japan.
Ryo made the ink painting and seal carving incredibly enjoyable. He was informative, friendly, and very patient through our mistakes. He made what seemed like a challenging process…
Shauna
May 2018
This was the highlight of my trip! Ryo was patient and provided excellent instructions, which was helpful since I have no art experience. His home and parents are charming. The final products were so much more than I expected and I will treasure the memories, paintings, and stamp forever!
This was the highlight of my trip! Ryo was patient and provided excellent instructions, which was helpful since I have no art experience. His home and parents are charming. The fin…
Laeticia
May 2018
Ryo was awesome! Friendly, knowledgeable, patient and just really lovely to be around. I’m a complete novice and this was my very first painting experience. I felt encouraged and in the end I was really proud of the work I did! The house we worked in is a traditional Japanese style house and it was just nice! This experience is totally worth it!
Ryo was awesome! Friendly, knowledgeable, patient and just really lovely to be around. I’m a complete novice and this was my very first painting experience. I felt encouraged and i…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.