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Learn Japanese Calligraphy with an International Community of Shodoka

The COVID pandemic forced us into lockdown, but the desire for connection and self-improvement flourished. Master Shoran's ShodoXCulture virtual Shodo community brings together global-minded individuals through the pursuit of Shodo.

Monthly virtual lessons are conducted in English and Japanese, and provide support for students to practice, receive feedback, and share cultural experiences.

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What’s included in ShodoXCulture

Select from two membership plans. You can choose either a 6 month plan or 12 month plan to suit your schedule. Both include the folloiwing. .

Join the online "ShodoXCulture" Community

Welcome! Once you become a member of our community, you will be invited to join the private Facebook group. Here, you will receive your monthly homework and share your homework for feedback. Join in on conversations about Japan and what's happening in your country.

Get your monthly Otenhon and video instructions

Each month, Shoran will provide three Otehon:
Kaisho - Standard style of brush writing
Gyosho - Semi-cursive style of brush writing
Pen - Block characters written in pen or brush-pen
Watch the videos and practice at home.

Monthly Virtual Group Lessons

The ShodoXCulture virtual lessons are 90 minutes long with time for learning, practice, and cultural discussion. Learn the meaning of the monthly “Otehon” and get live feedback on your work. During discussion time, join in on the conversation as students discuss topics of the day and share experiences from their own country. Conversations are in English and Japanese, and translated as needed.

Submit your work for expert advice

Submit your work to get custom feedback for each of your pieces. Ask questions and get advice on improving your brushwork.

Choose from 3 convenient Group Lesson times:

First Friday of each month:  11:00  ~ 12:30 JST

Second Sunday of each month: Starting 18:00 ~ 19:30 JST

Fourth Saturday of each month: Starting 18:00 ~ 19:30 JST

Pricing

Silver MembershipMost Popular

¥ 46,000 JPY

6 months

¥50,000

Recommended for students starting their Shodo journey.


INCLUDES

6 Group Lessons

Choice of 3 monthly Otehon to practice

Up to two submissions for correction and feedback

Access to instructional videos

Participate in special social events every other month

Opportunity to volunteer or present at events

Obtain a grade at the end of session

¥90,000 JPY/12 sessions (plus 6 private lesson)

Gold Membership

¥ 76,000 JPY

6 months

Recommended for students wanting more one-on-one instruction.


INCLUDES everything in Silver plus…

Invitations to work side-by-side with Shoran at workshops and performances

Receive original images of feedback sheets

3 Private Lessons with your choice of topic

¥150,000 JPY/12 sessions (plus 6 private lesson)

Getting started with Virtual Japanese Calligraphy Lessons

1

Signup for a FREE trial

Complete the Google Form to join one of our monthly virtual lessons. We have two times each month to accommodate global time zones. Select the time that works best for you.

 

Signup for a FREE trial
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Get details for the trial lesson

Once your preferences are confirmed, Shoran will contact you with information for your free lesson. You will receive the “Otehon” for the month (writing templates) and link to the Zoom lesson.
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Join the trial lesson

The ShodoXCulture virtual lessons are 90 minutes long with time for learning, practice, and cultural discussion. Learn the meaning of the monthly “Otehon” and get live feedback on your work. During discussion time, join in on the conversation as students discuss topics of the day and share experiences from their own country. Conversations are in English and Japanese, and translated as needed.
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Signup for a 6-month membership

Ready to join? Select a membership including monthly group lessons, access to the private Facebook group, feedback on submitted work, on-demand access to instructional videos, and much more! You will improve your Japanese writing skills and share your experiences with Shodoka from around the world.

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Join as a group or schedule a private lesson to experience a Shodo lesson in English or Japanese. A rare opportunity to experience the art of Japanese calligraphy.

Interested in Learning More?

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