- 1- to 2-hour Japanese cultural experience in Kyoto
- Learn to write Japanese calligraphy with brushstrokes and ink (if option selected)
- Practice the art of origami and fold paper into small sculptures (if option selected)
- Dress in a gorgeous kimono and wear it during your origami lesson (if option selected)
- Small-group tour limited to 7 ensures a more personalized experience
What You Can Expect
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Excellent introduction to the art of calligraphy. Smart, informative teacher and easy-to-find location. A small taste with a lovely art piece to keep at the end.
Meiko was our instructor and she was brilliant! She guided us through the steps needed to write Japanese characters, including signing our work with our own names in Japanese, and we got to take away our work as keepsakes. It was great fun, very interesting to see how to do it properly, and Meiko's encouragement along the way made it most enjoyable! Would do it all over again for sure.
Was able to make four items. Very fun!
Great experience! I chose calligraphy lesson. My sensei Tomoko was very encouraging and taught me a lot about shodo. Thank you so very much.
Pauline G United Kingdom
Booked this class for my husband, teenage son and self. Very enjoyable time was had by all of us. We complete three origami shapes which got progressively more difficult. We had a lot of fun and would happily do this class again.
This class was awesome! It was really fun to have our own personal origami instructor. A nice skill to learn that you can do at home.
Brilliant. The WAK, Womens Association of Kyoto were outstanding. My girls and I loved being dressed in kimonos and learning origami. Great afternoon, brilliant. Highly recommend. They were so gracious, excellent English, beautiful women
Instructor was very nice and patient. We enjoyed our calligraphy and would recommend taking the class. Great change of pace from all the walking- very relaxing and fun!
Such a nice experience for my three kids under age 10. My son was hesitant but after a lollipop bribe, loved his samuri outfit. Origami session was 30 mins. Which was short. Could have spent a good hour. They displayed other examples but we only did one.
Similar to Taiko, it was a little intimidating trying to find this place when you don't speak the language. We did find the building easier, though. And the class was fun. We brought several origami projects plus a booklet of instructions home.