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Hoyu Sakuma's Japanese Calligraphy Lessons in English

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Natsukashi (nostalgic) memories of fun times learning !

Around a year ago I took part in Hoyu's calligraphy teaching class more than a couple of times and... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Marina T
An experience that I will remember for years to come

I visited here again and wanted to share my experience. I had visited a few months ago and Hoyu had... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
John K
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Apr 18, 2018
“So much fun, I want to learn more”
Jan 14, 2017
“Natsukashi (nostalgic) memories of fun times learning !”
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The classroom is 7 min walk from Musashikoganei station. For foreigners, lessons are open on Fri and Sat afternoon. Delve into the essence of Japanese beauty with calligraphy. Japanese calligraphy is an art which embodies the elegance of Japan. You...more
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2-17-26 Honcho | Heights Sowa 101, Koganei 184-0004, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

My husband and I participated in a calligraphy class with Hoyu. It was so much fun. Hoyu picked us up from the train station and walked us via a sweet shop. The classroom was comfortable and all the supplies were great. We had a great...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Around a year ago I took part in Hoyu's calligraphy teaching class more than a couple of times and had so much fun learning and creating something new each time :) Now walking around with my custom made shopping bag with my hand written art...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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佐久間甫祐, オーナー at Hoyu Sakuma's Japanese Calligraphy Lessons in English, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Thank you very much for your review! I am so happy so be receiving it after such a long time since I last saw you. I was so glad to be able to take part in making pleasant memories for you here in Japan. I'm...More

Reviewed 9 October 2016

I visited here again and wanted to share my experience. I had visited a few months ago and Hoyu had kindly taught me how to draw "kokorozashi" which means "ambition." I visited her class room again and was able to get a tote bag made...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Japanese calligraphy has always been an object of fascination for me, and I was able to learn how to do it on my own for the first time at Akiko's workshop. I was amazed at how much discipline and focus it requires, but Akiko was...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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佐久間甫祐, teacher at Hoyu Sakuma's Japanese Calligraphy Lessons in English, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2016

Thank you for your review. Thank you again for coming many times. I'm very glad you focused on your mind to making your works and felt Japanese elegance through them. What word do you want to write next?

Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I have always been interested in writing Japanese kanji in a traditional way. I was able to experience that in this lesson. It was definitely not as easy as I thought it would be (why did I think it would be so easy??), but it...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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佐久間甫祐, teacher at Hoyu Sakuma's Japanese Calligraphy Lessons in English, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2016

Thank you for joining me Bob; you truly became a dancing Buddha at the end of our lesson! You did great and should have more confidence in yourself. Next time we can prepare the ink ourselves with the ink stone and ink stick in the...More

Reviewed 25 April 2016

Since a young age I have been fascinated by the elegant essence that is the backbone of Japanese culture. But it wasn't until I visited Japan and had the opportunity to experience first hand the untainted nature of Japanese traditional calligraphy (shodō). After learning how...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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佐久間甫祐, teacher at Hoyu Sakuma's Japanese Calligraphy Lessons in English, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Thank you for your review. I'm very glad you enjoyed practicing and it was the same on my end as your teacher. I hope to teach you again sometime, so we can create something even more beautiful.

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