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Nihon Shuji

Nihon Shuji is the largest calligraphy organization in Japan with a membership of more than 800,000 members and branches in Belgium and the United States.

 

Japanese Calligraphy Courses in NYC

    Email:takemoribiho@gmail.com for current schedule.
 
                                                                                          Classes available for adults and for children.
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Understand the spirit, philosophy, tradition, and discipline of Japanese calligraphy. Learn hiragana (Japanese script) and kanji (Chinese characters), techniques of the oriental brush, and correct posture. View and discuss great works of calligraphy of the past and present. Enjoy the creative expression of calligraphy and tranquillity of meditation.

TUITION*
 Adults: $260.00 (New Member) / $230.00 (Member)
 Children: $185.00 (New Member) / $160.00 (Member)

*All the tuition includes 6 month membership to NIHON SHUJI (Japan Calligraphy Education Foundation). As a member, your work will be sent to Japan during the session to be graded and critiqued by master calligraphers from NIHON SHUJI. Members will receive 6 monthly texts and also be invited to all Kampo Cultural Center events which involve calligraphy study and research. Tuition shown may be out of date.

Both classes are for beginners through advanced and taught by Mr. Tsuyoshi Takemori, a fifth rank instructor in shodo or calligraphy who received his degree from Japan's premiere calligraphy academy, the Japan Calligraphy Education Foundation. Mr. Takemori has over twenty-five years of experience in the field, and has taught at the University of Rochester and at the Gannet School of Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Museum of Man and Science. He has also demonstrated calligraphy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Asia Society in New York and throughout the United States.

Calligraphy materials are available for sale. Payment is due at the first session. For further information, please call us at (212) 228-3063.


Nihon Shuji Calligraphy Correspondence Program

Those persons who would like to study Japanese calligraphy but are unable to attend classes may participate in Nihon Shuji's Correspondence Program. As a correspondence member of Nihon Shuji (The Japan Calligraphy Education Foundation), you will receive a monthly calligraphy text and assignment from Japan to be submitted at the end of the month. Your work will be sent to Nihon Shuji's Educational Headquarters where it will be evaluated and graded and sent back to you early the next month.

The fee schedule (may not be up to date) for the Correspondence program is as follows:

Registration Fee

 Students (Kindergarten through Jr. High School): $ 8.00  
Adults: $ 16.00

Membership Fee

Students: $ 31.20 (6 months)   $ 57.60 (12 months)
Adults: $ 60.00 (6 months)   $ 110.40 (12 months)

Please make checks payable to J.C.C.I.

Major credit cards accepted (Visa, Master, American Express).
Please send your check or money order to:

The Japan Calligraphy Center Int'l
PO Box 606,
Warwick, NY,  10990  

Tel: (845) 418-6112 
Fax: (888) 661-7409 
Email:takemoribiho@gmail.com

 

Nihon Shuji Branches

Nihon Shuji is the largest calligraphy organization in Japan with a membership of more than 800,000 members and branches in Belgium and the United States.

Main Office:
Kampo Kaikan, 35 Minamigosho-Machi, Okazaki Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Tel. 075-771-6111    Fax 075-751-1196

In Belgium:
Centre D'education de Calligraphie Japonaise, Rue Coudenberg 70, 1000 Bruxelles Belgique
Tel. 512-92-30    Fax 511-79-17

In the United States:
The Japan Calligraphy Center Int'l
PO Box 606,
Warwick, NY,  10990  

Tel: (845) 418-6112 
Fax: (888) 661-7409 
Email: takemoribiho@gmail.com
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