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Experience the Elegant Art of Kabuki Calligraphy

HIGHLIGHTS

Absorb the Aura of Kyoto's Kabuki Streets and Express Yourself through Calligraphy #cc1000076

  • 2 hour total

  • English

  • Age Any

  • 2 〜 8

YOUR HOST

Kouji KAWABATA

My name is Koji Kawabata, but because of my deep and unyielding love for the Kanteiryu school of calligraphy, I prefer to go by Kanteiryu Zarefude instead. Although I learned calligraphy from a young age, I actually stopped honing my craft during high school and college. But I guess you can say that calligraphy's in my blood because when I was searching for meaning in my life, I stumbled upon Kanteiryu - and was mesmerized by its aesthetically pleasing and artistic style. Thus, I excitedly took up Kanteiryu classes. My charismatic teacher guided us to practise Kanteiryu with an open mind so that we could learn better by observing him critically. His nurturing teaching style really enhanced my passion for Kanteiryu calligraphy. Since then, I have continued to practice Kanteiryu calligraphy, now entering my tenth years. I just love how the characters look like exquisite paintings and bring to mind the elaborate art form of kabuki. Hence, what better way to express the emotions evoked by kabuki than Kanteiryu calligraphy!

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Immerse yourself in a side of Kyoto that is off the beaten path as you take a leisurely stroll down the streets that showcase the kabuki buildings that helped Kyoto gain its stellar reputation as Japan's cultural capital. Enjoy its calming theatrical atmosphere and gather inspiration for your upcoming Kanteiryu calligraphy session. Next, after your historical stroll, tuck into delicious tea and snacks at a fashionable cafe. While you replenish your energy, and digest your observations about the tour, listen to an intriguing explanation about the history of Kanteiryu calligraphy. Then, with your mind stimulated and your body satisfied, you will get hands-on practice with this calligraphy style by writing your own name. (Of course, you can choose to write seasonal phrases or even your favorite word!) You will be pleasantly surprised at how Kanteiryu calligraphy turns your name into a spectacular painting. Bring your masterpiece home to impress your family and friends - and don't forget the calligraphic pen so that you can practise calligraphy on your own!

  • This experience is held in a cosy cafe in Miyagawacho.

  • Meet your host, Koji!

  • Koji will teach you about the history of Kanteiryu calligraphy.

  • Pick your favorite kanji character or you can ask the host your name in kanji.

  • Numbers have simple kanji so you'll learn those first to practice.

  • Let's get started! The concept of the class is "Do not wait to be taught, just try!"

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DETAILS

  • Duration

    2h

  • Access

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 8

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age

    Any

  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.

PRICES

  • Adults(12+)

    ¥12,000

  • Children(4~11)

    ¥8,000

  • Infants(~3)

    Free

Included in the Price

Experience Insurance Interpreter Tea and Cake Calligraphy Materials

NOTES

  • Things to bring

    N/A

  • Meeting Point

  • Additional Info

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Children: ¥8,000 Infants: Free

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