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Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy)

Shodō is an art form using a brush and charcoal ink on paper, wood plaques, and fabric. It includes Chinese characters (kanji) and Japanese hiragana. Although it originated in the techniques used for letter writing, with its unique form of expression it has developed into an art genre.

Please note this is not a language course. If you wish to learn Japanese language, please see our other courses.

Upcoming Courses

Fall Shodo

These courses in Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) will consist of self-study, instructor-student dialogue, and instructor demonstration. Courses for beginners and those with previous experience are offered. The Fall courses will be online only.

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Shodo (during 10-week semester)

Usually offered in the Spring (January- April), Summer (May-August), and Fall (September-December).

Shodo (during 5-week semester)

Usually offered in the Late Spring (April-May), Late Summer (August-September), and Winter (December-January).

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