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Japanese Calligraphy Workshop in Kobe

Chūō-ku, Kobe, Japan

Experience hosted by Yoshiko

2 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Very small class (up to 4 guests only) as private lesson.
*PROGRAM
-Learning "Kanji/Hiragana/Katakana" history and meaning
-Introduce traditional painting tools
-Basic brush elements strokes (Kaisho / Gyosho font)
-Your favorite words, sentences in Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana
-Create your own pieces and take it back home to enjoy displaying it!
-How to speak easy Japanese (Greetings, number in Japanese)
-Your name written in Japanese (katakana)
*At the end of the class, you will have Matcha Tea and Sweets. I will show you how to do Tea ceremony (Bonryaku Temae). Also, I let you make Matcha Tea with bamboo whisk.
Other things to note
My studio is near JR Sannomiya Station in Kobe. (it's not Osaka)
*If you come from Osaka, a Special Rapid Service (Shinkaisoku) on the JR Kobe Line provides the fastest service between Osaka Station and Kobe. This will get you to JR Sannomiya Station in 25 minutes.
Very small class (up to 4 guests only) as private lesson.
*PROGRAM
-Learning "Kanji/Hiragana/Katakana" history and meaning
-Introduce traditional painting tools
-Basic brush elements strokes (Kaisho / Gyosho font)
-Your favorite words, sentences in Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana
-Create your own pieces and take it back home to enjoy displaying it!
-How to speak easy Japanese (Greetings, number in Japanese)
-Yo…

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What's included

  • Food
    Matcha Green Tea & Sweets
  • Equipment
    Guest will be provided with everything needed art materials. (Sumi-ink, Bru...
From $58
/ person
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Meet your host, Yoshiko

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello, friends! I am Yoshiko, Professional Artist, Master of Japanese Calligraphy. And I do Sumi-e Ink Painting, too. (Art in Education/ Artist in residence)
*This is a booking page for Japanese Calligraphy. (check available date). If you are interested in "Japanese Sumi-e Ink Painting", please see... https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1215378

- I was born and raised in Kobe, Japan, Native Japanese.
- Japanese Calligraphy experience over 50 years since I was 6 years old. I received a Master License 1987.
- Ink Painting "Sumi-e" experience over 20 years.
- Teaching Career: 10 years in Japan, and 20 years in U.S.A. (www.studiomoonart.com)
- Group Exhibition in Japan / Solo exhibition in U.S. (Art show, Art Museum etc.)
I hope you will enjoy this special experience, and make your own quality Fine Arts to take it back home. ^
Hello, friends! I am Yoshiko, Professional Artist, Master of Japanese Calligraphy. And I do Sumi-e Ink Painting, too. (Art in Education/ Artist in residence)
*This is a booking page for Japanese Calligraphy. (check available date). If you are interested in "Japanese Sumi-e Ink Painting", please see... https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1215378

- I was born and raised in Kobe, Japan, Native Japanese.
- Japanese Calligraphy experience over 50 years since I was 6 years o…
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Where you'll be

*Nearest Station is "JR SANNOMIYA" in Kobe. My Studio is only 5min. walk from there (East-gate).
*If you use a Shinkansen..., Studio is 15 min. walk from "Shin-Kobe Station"

*recommended sightseeing spots near here: Shin-Kobe "Kobe Beef Gallery", Nunobiki Waterfalls hiking, Kobe Herb Garden, Ikuta Shrine, Sorakuen Garden, Night view Harbor land, and Arima Onsen Historic Hot springs(take JR bus 25 min. ) Please ask me more detail.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Alexandra
February 2020
This is an amazing experience that you will want to go back for more. This is 1000% something you should do in Kobe. Yoshiko is beyond kind and goes out of her way to make you feel special and create something meaningful to you. She explains the history and gives you so much more detail then the basic information. This ideas amazing! I can’t say enough amazing things.
This is an amazing experience that you will want to go back for more. This is 1000% something you should do in Kobe. Yoshiko is beyond kind and goes out of her way to make you feel…
Amanda
February 2020
An amazing experience, so much more than we expected. We became totally engrossed and didn’t want the morning to end. Yoshiko went to great lengths to personalise our time with her, giving us insights into Japanese language and culture that we would never have otherwise seen.
An amazing experience, so much more than we expected. We became totally engrossed and didn’t want the morning to end. Yoshiko went to great lengths to personalise our time with her…
Kendal
February 2020
Wow, studying Japanese Caligraphy with a master in her art. What an honour. She taught, encouraged and treated me very well. I'll study with Yoshiko again one day.
Ivanna
November 2019
Wonderful experience learning the beautiful Japanese art of calligraphy with Yoshiko. She was so kind and understanding and the class was very enjoyable and rewarding-I was able to practice a lot and make several nice framable pieces!! The tea ceremony was also a very nice addition and I loved the atmosphere of the studio in Kobe. It was also a private one on one lesson which was super special! I would highly recommend!!
Wonderful experience learning the beautiful Japanese art of calligraphy with Yoshiko. She was so kind and understanding and the class was very enjoyable and rewarding-I was able to…
Zbysek
November 2019
Amazing time at this class. We learned a lot and tried a lot of words. Yoshiko was very patient and had a tun of knowledge to share. Also we were surprised at how many things we were given to try our writing on/ to take home. Very nice touch! Tea ceremony was lovely too and was explained, we even tried it ourselves. I would recommend this experience 100%! Yoshiko even helped us with basic touristic map.
Amazing time at this class. We learned a lot and tried a lot of words. Yoshiko was very patient and had a tun of knowledge to share. Also we were surprised at how many things we we…
Lotika
October 2019
Yoshiko is a highly experienced instructor and explained and demonstrated the complex techniques very well. I am not an artist and yet managed to produce something that made me feel good about myself.

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.