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Japanese Calligraphy: Experience the core of Japanese culture!

In a beautiful Japanese house 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 Kenrokuen Garden, Sofuan Kenrokumotomachi is one of many beautifully Japanese houses 

in Kanazawa that 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
2,500 yen
Inclusions
Calligraphy practice and execution on a fan
・Brush and ink rental
・1 fan
Date
Irregular holidays
Time
10:00-18:00
Duration
About 1 hour
Location
Sofuan-Kenrokumotomachi
9-65 Kenrokumotomachi Kanazawa City
It is in front of the main entrance of Keiai Hospital and behind the narrow approach. There is a sign on the approach.
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"Kenroken-shita"bus stop
Parking
なし
Parking Capacity
No parking
Please use the nearby coin parking
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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