Workshop Instructor: Keigetsu Watanabe Keigetsu began practicing Japanese calligraphy in her childhood. She has been certified as a Japanese calligraphy master since 2005 Step by step instructions will guide you to write a Kanji (Japanese character). You can pick a Kanji from the samples, or you can simply enjoy the brush strokes on a piece … Continue reading Drop in Japanese Calligraphy Workshops All Afternoon. June 24th in Asakusa!
Binchō-tan (Japanese: 備長炭), also called white charcoal or binchō-zumi, is a traditional charcoal of Japan. It dates to the Edo period, when during the Genroku era, a craftsman named Bichū-ya Chōzaemon (備中屋 長左衛門) began to produce it in Tanabe, Wakayama. The raw material is oak, specifically ubame oak (Quercus phillyraeoides), now the official tree of … Continue reading Japanese charcoal products will soon be available in our store