Shodo Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

Shodo Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

Japanese Calligraphy

Visual Arts
Japanese Culture

Japanese Traditional Calligrapher in Shodo




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Rejuvenate while improving your focus with Ren, a master in Shodo calligraphy. Ren’s work has been recognised by the Japanese Foreign Ministry, gaining the esteemed title of national property of Japan for his work ‘Furusato’ which now lives at the Japanese Embassy in Canberra, as well as having various works exhibited internationally.

Learn how to make different types of sumi ink to kick-start your calligraphy career, wield your calligraphy brush or 'fude' against a special type of Japanese paper called ‘hanshi’. Learn Japanese characters, and express your emotions through brush stroke pressure, rhythm and tone.

This workshop is a perfect meditative experience to break-up a stressful week.

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No knowledge of Japanese required

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All equipment is provided. Just bring your enthusiasm!

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This workshop is a great rainy day activity.


Shodo Japanese Calligraphy Workshop class location

Chatswood, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.



Japanese Traditional Calligrapher in Shodo

Ren is an artist who specialises on ‘Shodo’, Japanese traditional calligraphy. After holding exhibitions in Tokyo and Osaka, he moved his centre of activity to Sydney in 1996.

Now his work can be seen all over NSW through his exhibitions. In addition, he has held various performances and workshops at many occasions including the NSW Art Gallery, the Japanese Embassy’s Candle Festival and the Cowra Japanese Gardens.

He has also taken the role of Kanji (Japanese characters) Demonstration in the SBS Japanese learning show ‘Nihongo Daisuki’ and other Chinese learning shows.

In recent years he has also impressed overseas audiences with many activities including his exhibition in Dubai and performance at the Japan Day in New Zealand, to which he was invited by the Auckland Consulate of Japan.

In 2010 his work ‘Furusato’ (En: place of origin) was approved by the Japanese Foreign Ministry as a national property of Japan,
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Review by (attended on 3 May 2018)

It was wonderful. Amazing teacher who took us through every step. Japanese equipment and a very calm and relaxing experience. Will be back!

Shodo Japanese Calligraphy Workshop review by Kate Ahmad


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Review by (attended on 20 Apr 2018)

Great teacher and we enjoyed the class very much


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Review by (attended on 21 Mar 2018)

Ren was a wonderful teacher and was very patient and thorough in teaching me the various strokes. It was the perfect meditative class that helped me to relax and unwind whilst also learning a new skill.


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Review by (attended on 27 Dec 2017)

Amazing instruction.I learnt an appreciation of Japanese lettering and will come again from Tasmania when I have done my homework to learn and respect more of this style of calligraphy.


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Review by (attended on 9 Sep 2017)

Will return. Ren sensei setup a lovely space welcome me to calligraphy in. Whilst his club's studio is in Chatswood and handy to the train station it's in a quiet area suitable for this kind of activity. Ren himself was unassuming and an excellent teacher, working out my capabilities quickly and giving just enough information then space and feedback for me to work things out. With thanks,

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