• Shun Fuka

Kakizome (書初め) workshop 2021 

Updated: Dec 14, 2020

What is Kakizome?

Kakizome (書き初め) is the term for the first calligraphy writing of the new year, traditionally performed on the second day of January.

The beginning of the year is a perfect time to decide what we want to accomplish for that year.

In Kakizome, we write our new year's resolution or a Japanese character that represents good and happy meaning such as "hope" and "dreams come true".

Introduction of our Kakizome workshop 2021

During this workshop, you will be trying Kakizome with your choice of words for your wishes for the New Year on the large pieces of calligraphy paper. We will go over the basics from how to hold the brush to how to control the brush, the balance between the mind and body, understanding the structure and meaning of Japanese characters, basic brush techniques and possibilities of sumi ink.

First, we will practice on small scale, and then you will be writing with on "八つ切り(17.5×68.5㎝)' sized calligraphy paper.

You don't know what to write? No worries!! We will have a list of words and phrases for you to choose or be inspired from.

This one-time workshop is designed for a small group of beginners and intermediate level of all ages. No prior art experience is necessary. Space is limited; early registration is encouraged!


Late December

We'll announce once it been decided.


$20 each person.


Beginners and intermediate level. 8 years old to adult.

(For those under 10 who wish to participate, please let us know in advance!)


45min each session. Maximum 3 people or 3 groups.

This workshop will be instructed by Shun Fukasawa. Worksheets and handouts will be provided.

Lesson will be taught in English or Japanese. Knowledge of Japanese language is not necessary.


Basic calligraphy tools and supplies will be provided for you to work on Kakizome during the workshop.

You can take your Kakizome art home with you!!


461 Miller st Cammeray 2062 (Nagomi Japanese Dining)

Council parking at the rear.


Shun Fukasawa

0416022267(sms only)

Great opportunity to feel Japanese culture!

Join us for the fresh start of the year with Kakizome!

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