Hello! I'm Toshi, your guide at Tokyo.
In this tour, you can enjoy the handwriting of Shodo(Calligraphy) easily. I have a special, a kind of magical sheet for calligraphy lesson, so you can try calligraphy with no preparation. I'll give you the tips of writing beautiful Chinese Kanji characters.
After the lesson, I'd like to show you Setagaya area. I was born and raised at Tokyo, Setagaya Ward. I love my birthplace. It's my pleasure if you feel enjoyable to visit my town.
In front of the main gate of Sangenjaya Sta., Denen-toshi Line (is located in Setagaya Ward)
The practice location is a corner of a bookshop space that is open to the public as part of the local community. You can enjoy a familiar calligraphy here. There is no need to worry about getting your hands and clothes dirty with ink. I have a special calligraphy lesson sheet, so you only do that simply dip your brush in water and enjoy calligraphy as you wish. I will help you to write beautiful and cool Kanji Characters with some tips. At the end of the workshop, I will provide calligraphy-related souvenirs.
The area around the workshop location is a typical old Tokyo shopping street, where you can enjoy a variety of different types of food. If you like the atmosphere of the workshop venue, you can buy a box lunch and eat it inside.
This area is an interesting place with shrines and temples dedicated to both the thinker who was executed and the politician who punished him just before the Meiji Restoration. One of them houses a number of ornaments called Beckoning Cats(Makekineko).
Finally, visitors enjoy a tramline on display that runs through the local line.
In front of the main gate of Gotokuji Sta., Odakyu Line (is located in Setagaya Ward)
transportation fee of tramline, guide fee, workshop fee, some stationaries of calligraphy
lunch, transportation fee from your hotel to the meeting point
I can guide you in Nagano Pref. if you pay my transportation fee.
If you want to try Indian brush writing, your clothing might get dirty during the workshop. I recommend to you to wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirt. In the workshop, I will tell you how to write beautiful Kanji Characters in an easy way, even if you don't know anything about Kanji Character.
I was born and raised in Tokyo, still am living here. I love my birthplace. I also walking tours of my hometown, a place I am very familiar with. Although it is not one of Tokyo's representative sightseeing spots, I planned this tour to give visitors a sense of the real Tokyo, which is not so far removed from their ordinary casual lives.