Language Center

Spring Shodo Courses


Shodo A:
Early Registration Discount: Through January 7
Members: $270
Non-members: $310
  Regular Tuition: Starting January 8
Members: $280
Non-members: $320
Shodo B:
Early Registration Discount: Through January 7
Members: $215
Non-members: $250
  Regular Tuition: Starting January 8
Members: $225
Non-members: $260

To become a Japan Society member (or to renew membership) and to register for a course online, please become a member first, and then click the register button to register for a course.

To register by phone with a credit card, please call (212) 715-1269. If you would like to pay with a check, please make it payable to Japan Society, Inc., and send with a completed registration form to Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017, Attn: Language Center.

Single drop-in Shodo lessons may be possible; please contact the Language Center at 212-715-1269 or for more information.
ご希望の方は、語学センターまでお電話(212-715-1269)またはEメール ( にてご連絡ください。

Register for Japanese language and Shodo, and receive a $30 discount off a Spring Shodo Course! (Japanese and Shodo Courses must be within the same 2020 Spring semester. Discount must be requested at the time of Shodo registration. Shodo registration must be completed by phone (212-715-1269) or in person only; no online registration.)

To register online, click "Register":

Course Information

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.

In this open level workshop, beginners will learn the brush strokes used in basic kanji, and more advanced students will have the opportunity to hone their skills. Students at any level from beginner to advanced are welcome to register.

Shodo A: Mondays Jan 27 - Apr. 6 (no class 2/17)
2-3:45 PM   Instructor: Takemori

Class Cancelled

Shodo B: Fridays, Jan. 31–Apr. 3 (no class 3/20, 3/27)
2–3:45 PM | Instructor: Barringer

Shodo Supplies 書道用具:

All materials (brush, ink, paper, a felt pad, and a paperweight) are provided in class for classroom use only, although you are welcome to bring your own personal brush to class if you wish. 教室内で使う筆は準備しておりますが、ご希望なら、ご自分用の筆をご持参していただくこともできます。墨汁、半紙、下敷き、文鎮などは、すべて用意してあります。



Megumi Barringer 雅号:修佳 (Shuka), a licensed Japanese calligrapher since 1997 by Nihon Sogo Shogeiin in Japan, has taught calligraphy for 15 years in Japan and in Princeton, New Jersey. She teaches at Princeton Community Japanese Language School, Princeton University and at her own private studio.

Tsuyoshi Takemori 雅号:美峰 (Biho) is a licensed Japanese calligrapher with over 30 years of teaching experience in Japanese Calligraphy and has served as the Director of Calligraphy for the Kampo Cultural Center, Inc., in the US. Recently, he has worked at the Japan Calligraphy Center International, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Literature from Ryukyu University in Okinawa, Japan. In 1973 he was awarded the title of Professor in Calligraphy from the Japan Calligraphy Education Foundation.

Please Note

Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable (including for credit) for any reason after 12 PM, the business day before your class starts. All refunds, including those by the deadline date, are subject to a $20 service charge. No partial registration or auditing is permitted. Please note that cancellations are accepted by phone or in person only. Cancellations via e-mail are not accepted.

By registering for a course, I accept and agree to the above terms of the cancellation policy. I also verify that the student taking this class is age 16 or older.

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