Manhattan Class
You learn face to face with instructor in Manhattan cozy place.
Private and semi-private classes are offered for men, women, and children all ages.
Whether you are a beginner in search of a new hobby or an experienced calligrapher, we invite you to join us.
All classes are conducted on a private or semi-private basis.
Students should schedule 2, 3, or 4 classes each month.

Calligraphy and Japanese Culture Workshop
This work shop is seven day 90-minute classes (70-minute Japanese calligraphy lesson and 20-minute Japanese culture discussion over Japanese tea and snacks) by calligraphy grandmaster Ms. Seikou Kaneko and her accredited teaching staff. Each session will cover a different calligraphy concentration. This workshop is perfect for beginners and those who enjoy studying Japanese.

Maximum enrollment:
6 students per class

Class Days and Times:
Thursdays 6pm-7:30pm or Sundays 3pm-4:30pm

•  7-day workshop: $245
•  6-day workshop: $210

Workshop 1: 2/18, 25, 3/4, 11, 18, 25, 4/1
•  Hiragana (phonetic alphabet) & Kaisho (kanji - print style) ひらがな&楷書
Workshop 2: 4/15, 22, 29, 5/6, 13, 20, 27
•  Hiragana (phonetic alphabet) & Gyosho (kanji - semi-cursive style) ひらがな&行書
Workshop 3: 6/10, 17, 24, 7/1, 15, 22, 29
•  Hiragana (phonetic alphabet) & Sousho (kanji - cursive style) ひらがな&草書
Workshop 4: 9/9, 16, 23, 30, 10/7, 14, 21
•  Hiragana (phonetic alphabet) & Kana (Japanese small brush style) ひらがな&かな
Workshop 5: 11/4, 11, 18, 12/2, 9, 16 (only 6 times*)
•  Bokuga (Japanese ink wash painting) 墨画

Calligraphy Materials:
Seikou Shodou will provide fude (筆brush), bunchin (文鎮paperweight), shitajiki (下敷きfelt pad), bokuju (墨汁ink) and the first 50 hanshi (半紙shodou sheets) for the workshops, which are available in class for purchase.

Japanese Culture Discussion:
Grandmaster Seikou will answer students' questions about Japanese culture during tea time and delve further into topics such as Japanese food, traditions, manners, etc.

Email to apply or for further information.

Distance Learning Class
You learn through mail. You can learn wherever you live.
How does the online calligraphy course works?
1. You will receive a writing sample and instructional DVD every month.
2. After you finish your calligraphy work for the month, you will send it to your teacher(s) for grading.
3. You will receive your work back from your teacher(s), after being graded.

The following calligraphy styles are available for distance learning:
•  Kanji writing (brush)
•  Kana writing (brush)
•  Pen shuji (pen)

Depending on your progress,you will receive grade levels which follow Kyu and Dan(beginner/master) ranking systems.
Online video lectures will be available to all students, so you will be able to learn Shodou as if you are learning in an actual classroom.

Tuition rates a list of required calligraphy tools will be provided upon request.
If you are interested in the Shodou classes, please contact us.


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