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Japanese Calligraphy: Experience the core of Japanese culture!

In a beautiful guesthouse in the city center, learn to draw characters and seal your Kanazawa experience on a fan that will stay with you forever!

Is there something more quintessential to experience in Japan than calligraphy? Once the hardened ink from the inkstick is

liquified, unroll a piece of paper, hold it in place with paper weights and gently dip the brush in the inkstone. From there,

concentration is key. Essentially, Japanese characters are a succession of strokes. Brush strokes however can’t be corrected,

and a lack of confidence is sure to show up on the paper. To let the brush flow fluidly, the mind must be cleared from any

interferences; at its core, Japanese calligraphy is also deeply influenced by Zen…

A mere 5 minutes away from the Omicho covered market, Sofuan is one of many beautifully preserved traditional

townhouses in Kanazawa that carry on the city’s hospitality tradition. It is mainly a guesthouse, but you can also get a

chance to experience the “way of calligraphy” there. The English-fluent manager, versed in both calligraphy and tea

ceremony will prepare everything for you to make the best of the time you will be spending there. Upon choosing a

Japanese character that matches your taste, feel free to use as much paper as you want to practice. At some point you will

finally begin to release your mind, let the brush loose and draw those harmonious strokes on a fan that you can keep as a

souvenir of your time in Sofuan!

Information

Organizer
Guesthouse Sofuan
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Price
1,800 yen
Inclusions
Calligraphy practice and execution on a fan
・Brush and ink rental
・1 fan
・ Japanese tea and sweets
Date
Irregular holidays
Time
10:00-18:00
Duration
About 1 hour
Location
Guesthouse Sofuan
By Car
15 minutes by car from Kanazawa-Higashi IC and 7 minutes from Kanazawa
Station.
By Public Transportation
5 minutes on foot from the ”Musashigatsuji-Omicho Market” bus stop
Parking Capacity
Available (1 space)
Please note that the alley to the parking lot is narrow
Capacity
Up to 6 people
Minimum Participants
1
Reservation
Please make your reservation by the day beforehand, at the latest.
Reservation Period
Tel: 10:00-18:00
E-mail: 24 hours
Cancellation
Please be sure to contact Sofuan in the case of cancellation.
No cancellation fee up until the day beforehand. 100% cancellation fee on the day.
Website
Sofuan calligraphy reservation

Organizer

Address
4 Bancho-17-10 Nishicho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0914
Business Day
Irregular holidays
Business Hours
10:00-18:00
Phone
076-299-5646
Email
anyato@kanazawa-sofuan.jp
Website
https://www.kanazawa-sofuan.jp/

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Guesthouse Sofuan

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