We are proud to offer separate classes for adults and children in Japanese Calligraphy with Master Calligrapher Kazuko Kano.
Japanese calligraphy (called “shodou” in Japanese) means “the way of writing”
but it is actually the art of writing beautifully. Kanji are the Chinese characters that were introduced to Japan via Korea in the 5th Century. Before the introduction of the Chinese characters, there was no writing system in Japan.
There are certain rules that determine the beauty of writing kanji characters. For example, some important elements are the relative size and balance of the characters and the undulation of the strokes that comprise each character.