I had a great opportunity to show Japanese Calligraphy to Stranger Things cast!!
Dastin: Gaten Matarazzo
Lucas: Caleb McLaughlin
Will: Noah Schnapp
Max: Sadie Sink
They were here in Tokyo for the promotion of Stranger Things 3!!
Please check it out:D
It was very challenging for me to do the class in 20 minutes which usually takes at least 60 minutes lol
So I planned to cut all instruction about Japanese letters and Calligraphy tools (left memo about it instead).
On the day, many things happened and we weren’t sure that we would have even 20 minutes!!
So I did my best to make time for practicing as much as possible… then actually they practiced quite a lot!! I thought it would be 2-3 sheets of paper only.
I can see on the video how much they were focused:D It made me happy <3
But I can’t stop thinking that if we had more time!! I could teach them more and they could have improved more and more!! Cos Japanese Calligraphy is not something you could do in 20 minutes lol
They did quite good job though!! All Japanese who were there we were all impressed:)
I gave them their names in Japanese since they only practiced their character names!
They seemed happy to see how their names looked like in Japanese:)
Also I wrote Stranger Things in Japanese to show them.
This is it in Japanese! ストレンジャー・シングスー未知の世界ー
Unfortunately, it was edited and you can’t see it on the video,,,;(
With them <3
Gaten posted this on his official Instagram <3