In Japanese, shodo literally means "the way of writing". More than just an aesthetic, it's an expression of the inner spirit of the calligrapher. Learn about the traditional Japanese art of shodo, ink brush calligraphy. Focus your mind, and create your own unique calligraphy piece! Miyako from Japan offers calligraphy experience and private tours with a local guide in Kyoto, Nara & Osaka. Optimize your time thanks to our tailor-made tour Experience Japan's centuries-old traditional arts, and meet modern art and artists giving voice to an entirely new generation and set of ideas. You will learn the basics of Shodo, Japanese calligraphy, including how to hold the writing brush and sit. Once you get the hang of it, write your name or favorite kanji on a fan!