Basic course

  • From beginner to intermediate
  • Learn and practice the basics
  • Learning materials including
  • $40/month (for VJLS)

Official Certification Course [The Foundation of Shodo Education in Japan]

  • From beginner to master/teacher
  • Learning materials are provided by The Foundation of Shodo Education in Japan
  • A work of shodo is submitted to the foundation for examination every month
  • $40/month (for VJLS) + Registration fee (one time only), membership fee for the foundation (includes fees for textbooks and examinations)

Additional Certification Course Fees

  • Registration (one time only)
    • G10-12 & Adult: $13.00
    • G1-9: $6.50
  • Membership
    • G10-12 & Adult: $148 for 6 months Course (Oct-Mar) / $268 for 12 months Course (April-Mar)
    • G1-9: $98 for 6 months Course (Oct-Mar) / $168 for 12 months Course (April-Mar)
  • Shodo Papers
    • $12.50 (100 sheets) – sold separately

Class instruments (brushes, ink-stones, etc.) will be provided or you can purchase your own from Japan as well. I recommend students to purchase their own brush.


*All classes are on Saturday

9:00am- 10:00am: Certification Course for Adult

10:00am-11:00am: Certification Course for Adult 

11:00am-12:00pm: Basic/Certification Course for Junior and Senior High Student 

12:15pm-1:00pm: Basic/Certification Course for Heritage Elementary Student 

1:00pm-1:45pm: Basic/Certification Course for Fundamental Elementary and Junior High Student 

3:10pm-4:10pm: Basic/Certification Course for Junior, High and Youth Student (Extracurricular) 


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