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  • Languages Offered: English
The service will make your name in Kanji, or Japanese alphabet, and write it in Shodo, or Japanese calligraphy.
When you step into this shop, you will be welcomed by a traditional Japanese atmosphere and women dressed in kimonos and tell them about yourself such as your personality, hobbies etc. Then, the concierge will create your Kanji name based on the information you have given.
After you have chosen a name for yourself, a professional calligrapher will write your Kanji name for you in front of you. You will enjoy seeing this traditional performance, Shodo. This paper will be then framed and wrapped in a Furoshiki, or Japanese traditional cloth. A piece of paper that explains the meaning behind the Kanji characters used for your name will be included.
*This service will take around 10 to 15 minutes per person.
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Kanji House
Watch as a professional calligrapher inks your name in ‘kanji,’ the characters used in modern Japanese writing. After finding a suitable name based on your personality and other factors, the calligrapher performs this age-old tradition called ‘shodo.’ This 15-minute experience takes place in Asakusa and includes your framed name wrapped in traditional Japanese cloth — a perfect souvenir to take home!
  • 15-minute shodo experience in Asakusa
  • See a professional calligrapher write your Japanese name in kanji
  • Learn about Japan’s traditional culture through this art form
  • Take home a framed print wrapped in Japanese cloth
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Reviewed April 18, 2018
Great Cultural Experience at Kanji House

I had a great experience at Kanji House with Haruki. Haruki has good domain of English having living abroad and communication was effortless (which is not always the case in Japan). Haruki was incredibly patient and answered all my questions about Japanese culture and explained...More

Thank Viviane X
Reviewed April 6, 2018
Great experience

Kanji House was a great experience! The staff spent lots of effort in looking for a suitable kanji name. After a good explanation of the meaning, I was able to draw calligraphy my name by my own. Nice experience! After that, Haruki-san wrote my name...More

Thank muellerclaudio
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile
Wonderful and memorable experience!

We had a wonderful time! Our host Haruki asked us about our personalities and aspirations and presented us with options so that we could choose the most appropriate Kanji for ourselves. We then practiced writing the kanji for ourselves using traditional calligraphy tools. This was...More

Thank Harley M
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile
Writing in Japanese - super cool

My japanese friend recommended this place to me, there I met this tutor IWASAKI who explained to me about Kanji how many letters and how expression is important when writing it. This is a must go and must do activitie when in Japan. I beleive...More

Thank KDSampat
Reviewed July 19, 2017
Great place to experience Japan

This was our first place we visited while we visited Japan at the end of June and would definitely recommend to anyone interested in Kanji. They were so helpful in picking out a kanji name for both my husband and I. Rina and Milo were...More

Thank 419JessicaW
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