Japanese Calligraphy Masterclass

Japanese Calligraphy

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Discover the creative and spiritual art of Japanese calligraphy

Course dates: Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 November 

Times: 10.30 – 17.00

Shodo, the art of calligraphy has developed its own unique style in Japan since the arrival of Chinese characters in ancient times.  The uniquely Japanese characters, hiragana and katakana were developed from Chinese characters over many years. They can be used as creative art to express visual and spiritual beauty, as well as beings symbols of their own cultural history. 

Led by master of calligraphy, Yoko Takenami, discover how Japanese characters were developed and learn the techniques for writing in a traditional way with a brush and ink. On Saturday, two curators from the British Library show participants some unique and beautiful examples of historical Japanese calligraphy held in our collection.


Name: Japanese Calligraphy Masterclass
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £185.00
Member: £157.00
Senior 60+: £167.00
Student: £157.00
Registered Unemployed: £157.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546