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Let's try Japanese calligraphy!!

札幌市, Japan

Experience hosted by Sachiko

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

You 'll learn the basic knowledge and skills of calligraphy through this lesson.
Learn about the history, how to use the tools, how to write your name and short messages with Kaisho(one of the Shodo style)on Hanshi(Japanese paper).
At the end of the lesson, write some messages on a greeting card or Japanese folding fan and you can take them home. If you choose a greeting card, you can send it using a Japanese stamp.

Note: If I receive a request in advance to hold a calligraphy lesson other than what is listed on the calendar timetable, I will try my best to accommodate your schedule. So please feel free to contact me!
Other things to note
If I receive a request in advance to hold a calligraphy lesson other than what is listed on the calendar timetable, I will try my best to accommodate your schedule. So please feel free to contact me!
You 'll learn the basic knowledge and skills of calligraphy through this lesson.
Learn about the history, how to use the tools, how to write your name and short messages with Kaisho(one of the Shodo style)on Hanshi(Japanese paper).
At the end of the lesson, write some messages on a greeting card or Japanese folding fan and you can take them home. If you choose a greeting card, you can send it using a Japanese stamp.

Note: I…

What's included

  • Food
    Japanese rice crackers or sweets
  • Drinks
    Japanese tea or some juice
  • Equipment
    Tools for shodo, greeting card or Japanese folding fan, drinks and snacks.

Meet your host, Sachiko

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi I'm Sachiko, an Airbnb host in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
I was born and raised here in Hokkaido.

I have been organizing international gatherings for many years including a Shodou workshop for non-Japanese people.

What I love most about Shodou is that it can help you convey your emotions and feelings.

I can provide you a lesson on the basic way of writing with an ink-dipped brush.
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Where you'll be

The venue is my house. Tere're several bus stops around there. If you tell me the arriving time, I'll wait for you at the bus stop.
Claire
February 2020
We live in Japan and wanted to know more about Japanese calligraphy. Sachiko was a great host, she answered all of our questions with enthusiasm and spoke to us like friends! She seems to truly enjoy sharing her culture and knowledge. The whole experience was interesting, from learning the basic strokes, practicing them with some kanjis, and finally writing our names on a postcard! Thank you Sachiko for this great moment.
We live in Japan and wanted to know more about Japanese calligraphy. Sachiko was a great host, she answered all of our questions with enthusiasm and spoke to us like friends! She s…
Selma
September 2019
Really nice experience. She picked us up at the subway station and drove us to her house. She had already set everything up so we could start right away. She started with a little bit of history about the writing system. Than we started to practice the basic strokes a than combined them. At the end we wrote our names in kanji.
Really nice experience. She picked us up at the subway station and drove us to her house. She had already set everything up so we could start right away. She started with a little…
Cristal
August 2019
We had a wonderful experience with Sachiko! She was very sweet and nice. She gave us a brief background history about calligraphy and started our lesson right away. The lesson was well-paced. We didn't feel rushed or overwhelmed. It was a relaxing experience. She's also a very kind person! She recommended a few places to us which made our Sapporo experience better.
We had a wonderful experience with Sachiko! She was very sweet and nice. She gave us a brief background history about calligraphy and started our lesson right away. The lesson was…
Alli
August 2019
We had a wonderful experience with Sachiko, learning some Japanese calligraghy, her English was refreshing, and she went above and beyond with hospitality , picking us up and return to train station. Absolutely recommend the experience.
Arza
August 2019
Sachiko was wonderful -she came all the way from the other part of town to take two of my kids and in her car since it was a very hot day when we got to her lovely place,She offered us a cold nice drink and some sweets. The class itself was above my expectations She taught us the basic move to create the letters and the way to hold the brush and after my kids got some basic-training she taught how to write your name on a hand traditional fan . if you 2 -3 hours on your hands I would highly recommend to do this workshop.it was inspiring interesting and an experience we will remember and take with us for life
Sachiko was wonderful -she came all the way from the other part of town to take two of my kids and in her car since it was a very hot day when we got to her lovely place,She offer…

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 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.