Jun 22, 2016

Green Tea Ink calligraphy lesson at the residence of the last Shogun.

Hello, Welcome to my blog!

We are a local travel agency and providing taxi tour service
for the cruise ship passengers at Shimizu Port!

Do you have a plan to visit Shimizu Port by cruise ship on July 18th 2016 ?

Today let me introduce a special calligraphy lesson at "Fugetsuro"
 (It was the residence of the last Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu ).

Website of Fugetsuro (Japanese language),  Click here.
About Fugetsuro (English language) Click here

We are sure that it will be a memorable experience in Japan.

Date: July 18th, 2016

 ① 11:00 ~ 12:15 (Leave Shimizu Port at 10:15 by taxi)
 ② 12:30 ~ 13:45 (Leave Shimizu Port at 11:45 by taxi)

Capacity:10persons for each lesson
Price:JPY 15,000 per person

Included: Calligrapy lesson (equipments are all included),
green tea,one way transportation cost

Calligraphy is a figurative art which consists in writing Chinese characters (Kanji)
 or Japanese characters (Kana) in black ink using a special kind of brush. 

It  is very popular in Japan and China. Indeed, every educated person in these countries is supposed to learn and master some basic techniques of calligraphy.

Though it is a difficult and sophisticated art, it has also a flexible and extemporaneous character, and even if you have never written Chinese or Japanese characters in your life, 
you can try to write them in your own way and create your original piece of work in calligraphy.

In this short lesson, you learn how to write your name in Kanji and write your name or any other word you like on a piece of Japanese paper, with a special brush and green tea ink. 

It will be your first original work in calligraphy, and you can bring it back home as a souvenir. It will surely be a memorable experience in Japan.

The last Shogun,Tokugawa Yoshinobu

The entrance of Fugetsuro
It is located in the central of Shizuoka City.
Shogun Yoshinobu lived here.(1869-1888).

Fugetsuro is a very beautiful, elegant building !

There is also a beautiful garden which was designed by a famous gardener
 Jihei Ogawa Ⅶ, and it is regarded as the best Japanese garden in Shizuoka.

A wedding couple at Fugetsuro. 
The building and the garden are often used for wedding ceremonies.

"Shoran", the teacher of the lesson, is a talented calligraphy artist. 
She has also good experience in teaching calligraphy to foreign students.. 

Japanese calligraphy artist Shoran.

Green Tea Ink Japanese calligraphy !!

  Calligrapher Shoran Ohba was born in Japan, but educated in Australia and the U.S. 
After working for 3 years as a flight attendant  in Japan, she decided to become calligraphy master because she grew up in calligraphy environment and influenced by Master Calligrapher of her grand farther.   
She attended the Japan Calligraphy Academy  and studied under supervision of renowned calligraphy master. 

 Shoran was teaching her class in California
with Cultural Exchange Artist Visa issued by the U.S. State Department.

With the credential of the academy, she opened her calligraphy school in Japan.

Shoran and Lesson room at Fugetsuro.

  How would you like it?

We are looking forward to seeing you at Shimizu port!

We are providing chartered taxi tour at Shimizu Port.

If you are interested in this class, and want to make a reservation,
please send us an e-mail.

Thank you !

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