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!
- Guesthouse Sofuan
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- 1,800 yen
- Calligraphy practice and execution on a fan
・Brush and ink rental
・ Japanese tea and sweets
- Irregular holidays
- About 1 hour
- Guesthouse Sofuan
- By Car
- 15 minutes by car from Kanazawa-Higashi IC and 7 minutes from Kanazawa
- 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
- Up to 6 people
- Minimum Participants
- Please make your reservation by the day beforehand, at the latest.
- Reservation Period
- Tel: 10:00-18:00
E-mail: 24 hours
- 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.
- Sofuan calligraphy reservation
- Phone Operator Hours
- Email to Book
- Loads email booking form.
- Online Booking Page
- Links to an external site.
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