What image do you have of Japanese Calligraphy? You might think calligraphy is one of the hardest Japanese cultures to call on, but actually it's not. Why don' t you experience the genuine Japanese culture and bring in the new in your life? Calligraphy has attracted attention from all over the world recently, especially through Zen Buddhism. The fundamental teaching of Zen tells that we are originally enlightened and meditation is imperative for Zen practice to turn your eye inward. During the calligraphy session, you'll definitely have the chances to be concentrated like Zen sitting meditation. Aroma of black ink will also sooth your mind and make you feel relaxed.

What can you experience?


Introduction of basic calligraphy knowledge.


Demonstration from the instructor.

Let's try

Now, let's try your own artwork!


Kasha Shirai(白井佳象)

Kasho was born into a calligraphy artist family. She taught calligraphy for the local residents when she was staying in Michigan, the United States.

Kiyomi Dogoshi (堂腰清美)

Kiyomi has introduced traditional Japanese handy crafts to foreign visitors in Kyoto for many years. As she has dealt with calligraphy utensils, she has a deep knowledge about calligraphy.

Why don't you experience Zen thought via this monochrome letter art form?

Lesson fee
5,000 JPY/person
• We accept Japanese yen and credit cards.
• We don’t accept checks.
Monday10:00 am1:00 pm4:00 pm
Tuesday4:00 pm
Wednesday4:00 pm
Thursday1:00 pm4:00 pm
Saturday1:00 pm4:00 pm
As for a lesson date other than the above date, please feel free to inquire.
Please make reservations until 5:00 pm on 2 days before the class through our booking system or by email as we need to arrange an instructor in advance. Please call us in case of a last minute cancellation at 075-201-3686.
Please refrain from canceling without notice. Please inform us of cancellations no later than 5:00 pm on the day prior to your class. Even in the case of an emergency and you are forced to cancel at the last minute, we would appreciate it if you could let us know. Thank you for your understanding.

【Cancellation Policy】
  •  No charge for the cancellation more than 4 days before.
  •  50% of the fee is charged for the cancellation 2-3 days before your booked lesson date.
  •  75% of the fee is charged for the previous day cancellation.
  •  100% of the fee is charged for the appointed day cancellation and no-show.


From JR Kyoto Station

by Train
Take the subway Karasuma Line, transfer to Tozai Line at Karasuma-Oike Sta., and get off at Higashiyama Sta. 3 minutes walk from Exit #1.
by Bus
Take Kyoto City Bus #5 and get off at "Jingumichi" or #100 and get off at "Kyoto-kaikan, bijutsukan-mae" bus stop.
373-26 Horiike-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0038 Japan

Contact information

Email : info@kafu.co

For urgent call (Japanese)

Mobile : 090-9101-1820

For urgent call (English)

Mobile : 080-4979-9622

(Only when you cancel the reservation at the last minute or when you get lost on the way to our facility.)

※ During lessons, meetings or outside hours, the call will roll to voice mail. Please leave your name, a phone number you can be reached at, and a brief message. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.