First, we'll introduce ourselves and get to know each other. Then I will introduce the tools, and do the shodo (Japanese calligraphy) demonstrations as well as a little bit about their histories. We will start by writing characters of hiragana (Japanese writing system) with a brush and ink. After that, we will start with kanji (Chinese) characters. In the workshop, You’ll learn the basic process of calligraphy, including how to make sumi—the ink stick—and how to hold the brush and choose the nice transitional shodo papers. By the end, you might be able to write 50 characters of hiragana and also some encouraging kanji characters. No experience is needed. We prefer small-group workshops in order to provide the close individual attention for each participant. Max. up to 4 people.
Hello, there. This is May. I found myself to be a very patient and fun Tokyo-based Hong Kong artist. I can speak three languages including Cantonese, Mandarin, English. I also have seven years of teaching experience. Art is a big part of my life, and I enjoy sharing this passion with everybody. I look forward to seeing you. You can see more of my work at instagram.com/god.love.mso
Brush and ink
We will conduct the workshop at my minimalist home. Everything in the house is sustainable. The Daikanyama area is a special, cozy part of Tokyo to visit and experience.
you may bring an apron if needed.
We will use calligraphy equipment such as brushes and inks—so do not wear your favorite clothes in case you spill ink on them.
Japanese calligraphy for beginners