Japanese from Scratch: Shodo – An Introduction to Japanese Calligraphy

13 March 2013 from 6.30pm

The Japan Foundation, London


Learn the basics of Japanese writing while creating your own calligraphy…

Japanese from Scratch is a Japanese language and culture workshop from the Japan Foundation London, suitable for those who are interested in learning Japanese but haven’t started yet, or those who have just started learning.

This month’s workshop theme is Shodō: An Introduction to Japanese Calligraphy

The course will teach you to:

  • Uncover the basics of Japanese writing
  • Learn the techniques of Japanese calligraphy
  • Create your own beautiful piece of calligraphy

The course will be led by Hiroko Tanaka, Japanese Language Advisor at the Japan Foundation London. Instructions and explanations will be in English.

The course fee is £5.00, which includes all necessary calligraphy materials. This must be paid in cash on the day of the event – we regret that we are unable to accept credit cards or cheques.

Advance booking is essential. This workshop is limited to 20 people.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 8th 2013.


Kanji learning tool

Ho di recente trovato un programma che sicuramente potrebbe servire a tutte le persone che come me trovano difficile lo studio dei kanji. Il programma, solo disponibile per i possessori Mac, e’ a mio avviso molto valido e puo’ anche essere utilizzato con un iphone quando si e’ fuori casa. Per chi non volesse pagare la la licenza si puo’ usare gratuitamente per 10 minuti alla volta. Provatelo! iKanji.

I recently discovered a study tool that could be very useful to Japanese learners who, like myself, find studying kanji difficult. The tool, only available to Mac users, is in my opinion very well designed and it is also available for the iphone. iKanji is free if only used for 10 minutes at a time or unlimited for few pounds/dollars.