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I created this site in the hope that people from all over the world will learn
about Shodo (Japanese calligraphy)

Ways of Studying calligraphy


Anyone can easily learn Shodo that is familiar to us through various different methods.


Private Teacher

There are many teachers in Japan who have their own Shodo classrooms so attending a local Shodo classroom is the most usual way to learn (e.g. once a week).

University, Vocational School

People who want to learn Shodo seriously enroll in the Shodo Department at a university or a Shodo vocational school. There you can learn not only the practical skills of Shodo but there are also lectures on the history of Shodo and you can acquire specialist knowledge.

Qualifications System
Educational Shodo organizations have their own official certification systems. It is possible to learn from teachers affiliated to these organizations and take different levels of examinations. It is also possible to take the Shihan (master) qualification whicn allows you to become a teacher.


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