Activities

Calligraphy classes

With 21 years of experience, I will show you all the tricks of the trade!
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Beginners Calligraphy class(1-1.5hours) ¥3,500/person
To experience fun Japanese Calligraphy for your first time.
You will learn basics. Pick a word and practice then write it on a special paper to take it home:)
You can change to a fan(Uchiwa in Japanese) from a special paper! *Plus ¥500.
Maximum 6 people.
Kids price available:) Under 12 years old kid is a half price!!

Advanced Calligraphy class(1.5-2hours) ¥8,000/person
To learn/gain your Calligraphy skills, make your own masterpiece.
This is good for who has done Calligraphy classes before too.
Maximum 3 people.
*Adult only

In both classes, you can take all your work home with an awesome memories:)
Feel free to ask  me for more details.

Cooking +α classes(3-3.5 hours)

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You will make Japanese traditional noodle, Udon.
After you mix and knead, let Udon sit 1-1.5 hours. While you wait, you will do another activity either Calligraphy class or Origami making class.
When the  Udon dough gets ready, roll and cut them. You’ll use a special knife for cutting noodles!!
Of course you can try the taste of Udon after it’s cooked:)
You will get a recipe so you are able to make Udon noodle back home!!

Cooking+Calligraphy class ¥8,500/person
Cooking+Origami making class ¥7,000/person
Kids price available:) Under 12 years old kid is a half price!!

Tea ceremony class 

*Available only for participation of Wakalture (Either Calligraphy or Cooking class).
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Tea ceremony class ¥8,000/person
Approximately time is 1.5 hours for 2 people, 2 hours for 3 people.
You will get instructions about tea ceremony, tea and sweets(tea is always served with Japanese traditional beautiful sweets) then be served green tea. After that, you will make tea by yourself:)¥3,000/each if you would like to wear kimono in this class.

Unfortunately I can’t teach you as I have not enough experience for it. But I can introduce my Calligraphy teacher and her daughter instead:) It’s only 5 minutes away from Wakalture.
My teacher on the right and her daughter on the left.

My teacher on the right and her daughter on the left.She is originally a teacher of tea ceremony and have her own classes for Japanese students. So you’re going to use the real things. They even use special charcoal to make hot water (tastes more mild/soft!!).
Her daughter is known about it very well and speaks English.

Read HERE for more about Tea ceremony and this experience:)

Coming soon…
Tamagoyaki(egg roll) making class

Additional activities
Origami ¥1,000/person
1 Hour Mini tour ¥1,500/person (2 famous shrines near the Wakalture)

Special
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Handmade origami earrings!!
One pair for ¥1,000 only for participation of Wakalture:)

Click HERE  to book the Wakalture Experience!!

You can message me on WhatsApp (+81 807818 7823) or Instagram too:)
For your booking, please tell me these details.
1, Name of class
2, Date and time
3, A number of people
4, *Cooking class only* Anything that you are allergic to or you cannot eat.

*Please come with older casual clothes. Especially for the Calligraphy class, the ink stains permanently.
*Please do not come barefoot as it will be held in a local home otherwise you need to purchase socks.
*For security purposes, please bring your photo ID.
*Cash only. Wakalture does not accept credit cards… sorry.

I am happy to help you with anything to make your trip to Japan better:)
Examples…
If you tell me where you stay, I will find the easiest/cheapest/fastest way to come to the school.
If you have enough time for the classes, I might be able to make it shorter.
If you need to make a booking on a Japanese website, I can help you.

One of reasons I’ve started Wakalture…
When I lived in Australia and Canada, lots of local people talked to me, showed me, helped me. I loved it!! People were so kind and friendly:) This is the biggest reason for me that I became to like Australia and Canada so much!! So this is my turn to show the real Japan and to make you to like Japan more:)

They used to be my host family but they are my second family now!!
To be honest, all my English that I had when I arrived Australia were “Yes”, “No” and SMILE.
But they kept talking to me, checking my diary everyday, telling me Aussie and NZ culture, taking me many beautiful places and giving me many chances to meet local people.
I love Australia. I often go back to see them too:)

Few of my coworkers in Canada.
I worked at a cafe with them almost everyday for 8 months.
We were always together even after work or day off. As I had no host family, they are like my family in Canada who I can see again when I’m back:) I can’t imagine how boring the life there without them!!