Enjoy calligraphy in a quaint, traditional Japanese house.
Learn about Japanese calligraphy from a professional.
It can be appreciated for style, brush movement, ink thickness, and overall aesthetics of character placement.
Japanese calligraphy originated from China, where it and the techniques for making brushes, ink, and paper were passed along during the 6~7th century. At the time, it was an indispensible skill for nobles and warriors, who were the leaders of society. Over generations, it also spread out to the common people, where it is not only appreciated as art, but incorperated into their lives, such as for new years cards.
Turn your work into a wall scroll that you can use to decorate your home.
A reference will be provided for what you want to write, so you can follow along easily. Plus, a gift from the calligrapher.
Tour the house with your remaining time.
In their long history, the family had a close connection with literature, contributed to the development of their region, and produced many great individuals.
The 15th generation head, Tsuneyuki, had a close relationship with the literary scholar, Ueda Akinari, who mentioned visiting the Kawazumi house in his essay, "Yamagiriki."
The 19th generation head, Yujiro, was passionate about education and built an elementary school using his own funds. His granddaughter, Taka, went on to become a poet by the name of Ishinokami Tsuyoko and published her works in Myojo Magazine.