Language Center

Late Summer Shodo

Late Summer Shodo Descriptions and Registration Form (PDF)

Shodo 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. 

These hands-on workshops will introduce the techniques of Shodō. Students at any level (from beginner to advanced) are welcome to register for these open level classes. Japanese language skills are not required. Each class is limited to 12 people, and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


Japan Society Individual and Corporate members $140* l Become a member
Non-Members $160

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

*Students who register for both a Japanese course and a Shodo course will receive a discount on their Shodo class. For more information, please contact the Language Center at 212-715-1269 or 

Shodo A
Mondays, August 7—September 11 (except September 4)
2—3:45 PM. Instructor: Takemori

Shodo B: 
Mondays, August 7—September 11 (except September 4) (CANCELED)
4—5:45 PM. Instructor: Takemori

It is highly recommended that you purchase your own brush to bring to class, though we also have brushes available to borrow (classroom use only). All other materials for the course (ink, paper, a felt pad, and a paperweight) are provided in class for classroom use only.

For more details, please email us at To register by phone with a credit card, please call (212) 715-1269.

About the Instructor: 

Tsuyoshi Takemori (Master Biho)
has 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.

Please note: Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable (including credit) for any reason after 12 PM, the business day before your class starts.  All refunds are subject to a $20 service charge, including those requested by the deadline date.  No partial registration or auditing is permitted. 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.

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