Hoyu Sakuma’s Calligraphy Classroom

We provide careful instruction from the basics for everyone from children to adult beginners.


For pencil lessons, I teach posture and grip in the first session. After that, I ask your child to follow my example and practice in his/her notebook. After correction, I will instruct them to review it again as homework.

For adults, you will practice in your notebook the sentences from a book of your choice.
Students up to high school age who wish to study brush strokes will study at the Japan Calligraphy Art Institute “Minna no Sho” (Calligraphy for Everyone). Adults who wish to study calligraphy will study in “Shodo Bijutsu” at Nihon Shodo Bijutsuin (Japan Calligraphy and Art Institute). Those who do not subscribe to “Shodo Bijutsu” can practice practical calligraphy, letter writing, etc.

Calligraphy Lesson Schedule

Calligraphy Classes (adults and children)
Three times a month, Mondays
Adults 10:30-12:00, 13:30-15:00
Children (elementary school students) 16:00-18:30

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Calligraphy Lesson Price List

Trial1,000 yen
Entrance Feefree
Monthly TuitionUp to 5th grade: 3,000 yen
4,000 yen for 6th grade and above

Payment of the monthly tuition is by bank transfer.

Calligraphy experience for foreigners

If you are a foreigner who can come in person and wish to have your photo taken with a yukata, kimono (Taisho-roman hakama) jinbaori, sword (imitation sword), or armor, you may do so. After the calligraphy, you can also enjoy matcha tea and sweets. Please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to assist you in English.

Calligraphy Experience Schedule

Calligraphy experience for foreigners
Reservations required (please make reservations at least 3 days in advance)
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Calligraphy
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (optional)
1:00 p.m. - Dressing, photography (optional)

Calligraphy Experience Schedule Price List

1.5h per person (solo)5,000 yen
1.5h per person (group of 2-4)4,000 yen
1.5h per person (age 5-12) (group of 2-6)3,000 yen

Calligraphy Experience Option
Matcha Green Tea with Japanese sweets: 1,500 yen
Yukata rental fee: 2,000 yen
Kimono and Hakama rental fee: 4,000 yen
Yukata dressing: 3,000 yen
Kimono and Hakama dressing: 4,000 yen

Please let us know if you wish to have your hair and makeup done.
After changing, we recommend that you visit the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum in nearby Koganei Park.

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