2 Chome-21-6 Koenjiminami, Suginami, Tokyo (basement level) Distance from Station:
Distance from Station:
8 minutes from JR Koenji Station, South Exit
03-6795-6699 (English OK)
Website: (external link)
English available


Workshop Information
[updated July 2020]

Shodo Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

■Content: Using ink/paint, learn some techniques of traditional Japanese calligraphy

■Materials: Provided by Ryu Guw and included in the cost.

■Location: Ryu Guw (see address above or map below)

■Workshop Time: approximately 2 hours

■Number of Participants: no minimum

■Cost: 2,500 yen per person (tax included)

■Instructor: Miho-sensei, who received an award from the Minister of Education. In 2014
and 2015, She had an exhibition at the Japan EXPO in France

■Sign up/schedule/inquiry: Please contact 03-6795-6699 or via Facebook (English is OK).

Ryu Guw is an underground bar in Koenji on Look Street. It is truly a one-of-a-kind place, one of the few locations where you can experience traditional Japanese performances live in a bar-meets-shrine atmosphere. The owner is a world-class taiko drummer, and in addition to wagakki (Japanese instruments) performances, they also offer Japanese calligraphy (shodo) lessons in the same unique atmosphere. Contact Ryu Guw via the info provided above to schedule a workshop.