In Japan, names are traditionally written with kanji- the writing system based on Chinese characters that was developed centuries ago. Each of those kanji represents both sound and a meaning. Parents carefully choose names for their children based on these meanings, reflecting their aspirations for each of their children and passing down precious family traditions. There are many possible combinations of kanji that could be used to write your name. Based on your personality, our Japanese staff will choose the kanji characters that best fit your name, and teach you how to write them using traditional Japanese calligraphy techniques.
Choose a Yukata to wear from our selection. Our Staff will help to dress you in it.
Time: 10~15 minutes
The Calligraphy Sensei will consult with you and choose the Kanji that best fit your name, taking into account your personality and interests.
Time: 10~15 minutes
The sensei will teach you the techniques to use the brush, ink, and paper. Practice writing your kanji name a few times with the sensei’s guidance. You can keep the practice sheets as a souvenir. Our staff will take photos for you.
Time: 15~20 minutes
Step 4: After practicing, write your kanji name on high quality calligraphy paper of your choice. At the end, we will take a photo of you with your handwritten kanji name. As an extra option, you can choose a special case in which to.
Time: 10 minutes
We will help you to neatly roll up and pack your kanji name, and change out of the yukata.
Time: 10~15 minutes
- Writing brush
- Ink stone
- Desk pad
- Japanese writing paper
※You may bring you own tools if you wish.
|Wearing Yukata||Photo Shoot||Video Shoot||Price per Person||Course Time|
|Kimono Rental-90 minutes||￥15,000||90 minutes|
|Yukata Rental-90 minutes||￥12,000||90 minutes|
|Furisode or Hakama-90minutes||￥19,000||90 minutes|
|Kimono Rental-1 Day||￥25,000||1 Day|
|Yukata Rental-1 Day||￥17,000||1 Day|
|Furisode or Hakama Rental-1 Day||￥30,000||1 Day|
|Add on||Calligraphy||◎||+￥7,500||+45 minutes|
|Tea Ceremony||◎||◎||+￥7,500||+45 minutes|
|Tea Ceremony||◎||◎||◎||￥9,000||60 minutes|
|Calligraphy Room||◎||◎||￥9,000||60 minutes|
|Rice Cake Pounding||◎||◎||◎||￥9,000||60 minutes|
|Karate Course at Ginza Shop||n/a||◎||◎||￥15,000||60 minutes|
|Karate Course at Dojo||n/a||◎||◎||￥12,000||60 minutes|
|Add on||Skills Showcase||n/a||+￥1,500||+10 minutes|
|Uniform Rental||+￥1,500||+10 minutes|
※Price per 1 Person.
※Excludes Sales tax.
※The equipment charge used on the day is also included in the above charge.
A tea ceremony experience uses a reservation system. Please make a reservation by the telephone or the question form.
※ We require minimum 24 hours prior notice to the reservation for any cancellations. Otherwise, within 24 hours a cancellation fee of 100% will be charged.
From the age of 3 years, she started learning calligraphy at
Ms. Reiko Nakagawa’s calligraphy class.
Since then she has won many prizes at various contests.
During her junior and high school years,
she belonged to a calligraphy club and studied under Mr. Yuujin Nakagawa.
At the age of 20, she obtained her certification and
graduated from Tamagawa University. Currently, she is teaching at various primary schools around Yokohama area.
Since her childhood she has been familiar with an art of calligraphy as her grandfather and mother were calligraphers. She has studied calligraphy at Japanese Calligraphy Art Institute and obtained her certification. In Tokyo, she has been spreading the charm of calligraphy at various international schools and Japanese language schools to students from different nationalities and ages.
She was born in Saitama prefecture in 1979.
At a young age, she won many prizes at calligraphy exhibitions and contests,
and later chose to major in classical calligraphy in school. In 2005,
she founded A. i Handwritten Design company.
In 2008, she joined Japan Design Calligrapher’s Association (JDCA).
She is now the mother of two children.
She also creates and designs for magazine, TV program titles, product labels, and store logos.