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Tokyo Calligraphy Education Association

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Tokyo Calligraphy Education Association

7 Reviews
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4-2-12 Ryoka Yoyogi Bldg. 3F, Sendagaya, Shibuya 151-0051 Tokyo Prefecture
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Private Tour - A Delicious Food Walk in Dagayasando, Sendagaya
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Private Tour - A Delicious Food Walk in Dagayasando, Sendagaya

Enjoy great food and the view of the Olympic statium-to-be <br><br>In between Sendagaya and Kitasando lies the neighbourhood of Dagayasando. This area is gradually becoming more and more popular among the public for its developing number of unique shops. These unique shops include a shop that only sells organic gelato, a cafe that serves Sri Lankan iced milk tea, a cafe that serves Australian drip coffee, and many more delicious places worth a visit! <br><br>Dagayasando is a neighbourhood that offers a mix of hisotry and modern culture, with the Shogi Hall (Japanese chess), shrines that date back to the Edo period (1603-1868) and the 2020 Olympic stadium which is currently under construction. <br><br>Enjoy a tour of this interesting area, full of things to taste and see!
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VivaciousVal wrote a review Aug 2019
Los Angeles, California330 contributions69 helpful votes
We spent 1.5 hours learning and trying our hand at traditional Japanese calligraphy. This is a local school where students are learning their techniques. We had an English interpreter included from the school. It’s a bit difficult to find (3rd floor of a business bldg) but magical experience! Great for teen kids.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from shogeigaku, International Exchange Division at Tokyo Calligraphy Education Association
Responded Aug 13, 2019
Dear Val, thank you very much for coming to our school and we are really glad to hear that you had a good time. As for us, we had a wonderful time as well. Not only adults but also your children were extremely eager and full energy, so much that it was contagious and left us in a great mood for the rest of the day! Your tanzaku strips still adorn the hallway and Japanese students like to look at them and ask questions. We hope the boards will survive the trip back and should any of you want to continue practising in the States let us know, we will try to help you out. Enjoy Japan and our doors are always open for you and your family!
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Deirh wrote a review May 2019
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
It was an amazing experience! The teacher was very kind and patient with us and we loved every moment of it! I didn't dare to think that at the end of an hour I'd actually have something to put on my wall but it really did work out. Calligraphy is fun! We had complete beginners with us and also people who did try something of the kind many years ago. In the end I think it's safe to say that everyone was happy with how much he improved and that the last attempt is actually something that we can look at ;) Bonus points for great translation into Czech!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from shogeigaku, International Exchange Division at Tokyo Calligraphy Education Association
Responded May 28, 2019
We`re really glad to hear that you had fun! Japanese Calligraphy may seem at first like something you need to be dead serious about to even be able to approach, but as you have pointed out, that does not necessarily need to be the case. You can have fun while remaining diligent about the pursuit of traditional values, and it is my pleasure to say that that was exactly your case. Your group was an absolute pleasure to have around, and it was clear that you were taking the experience seriously while maintaining a playful attitude. All the calligraphy pieces you produced were very skillfully done, especially considering the limited amount of time you had to practice, and we would definitely encourage you to try Japanese calligraphy again in the future. We wish you all the best of luck in your further pursuits, and hope to meet you once more if you decide to visit Japan again!
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Luke D wrote a review Aug 2018
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They went through the history of calligraphy, the tools and how to use them, and superbly instructed on how to draw the calligraphy. The lesson was thoroughly enjoyable for the whole family and we all came out with good calligraphy board, with our own choice of katakana. Thank you Tomas and everyone else! Luke.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Tomáš B, International Exchange Division at Tokyo Calligraphy Education Association
Responded Aug 14, 2018
It truly was our pleasure to host host you and your family. All four of you were fantastic guests and we really admired your resilience, coming for the calligraphy experience despite the approaching typhoon. It`s always enjoyable to have a group of curious and enthusiastic guests, who are eager to learn and improve, and you definitely do fall into that category. Thank you for coming, and we hope you had a great time in Japan! Tomas
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Daniel K wrote a review Jul 2018
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I was first intruduce in short lesson on caligraphy. It was very interesting and inspirative. It was really enyoyablle for me. Mrs teacher was wery "shinsetsuna" and I was glad, I was her student. I hope, I can have another opportunity to practice my skills. Thank you wery much.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Tomáš B, International Exchange Division at Tokyo Calligraphy Education Association
Responded Jul 22, 2018
Dear Dan, thank you very much for visiting us here in Tokyo! The character that you chose to write, "愛," is a very complicated and challenging one, especially considering you hadn`t had any previous experience. It was, therefore, even more impressive and surprising seeing you being able to tackle the issue and write it rather skillfully after only a handful of tries. You told us you were an artist and designer, and that might have been a contributing factor as well. Should you choose to pursue this activity in the future, please do let us know!
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Marek M wrote a review Jul 2018
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The introductory lesson to calligraphy was very nice, we were told brief info about the history of kanji, a little bit about all of the tools that we were using and after that we could choose from several signs to try write the one we liked the most. Our teacher also helped us improve the technique a bit and I signed in to their 3 months course right away, I was told it covers the basics of calligraphy so I cant wait for the lessons to start. This was a great way to get an idea on what calligraphy is really about! Thank you very much!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Tomáš B, International Exchange Division at Tokyo Calligraphy Education Association
Responded Jul 10, 2018
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and we are looking forward to your progress on the Way of the brush in one of our regular classes. The character that you decided to write is one of the more symbolic ones and we recall you being able to follow the instructions and improve on your writing impressively. Your last writing was therefore quite well done and we do hope that you end up taking the shikishi board with you back home!
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