Culture Visa Sponsorship Course

1 Year Course

INTRODUCTION : Our 1 year Japanese calligraphy course is geared towards serious students who wish to live / study in Japan and require visa sponsorship.
*Students must provide proper paperwork for the visa and send to us. Though our success rate is currently 100%, visas are not guaranteed.

We accept students year-round.
Courses are taught in a group setting and class sizes vary.
School holiday schedule basically follows Japan’s national holiday schedule.
National health insurance is to be paid by students.
Students are legally required to study a minimum of 4 days each week and are not allowed to work.
We do not officially offer support for housing, transport, etc. but try to advise our students as best we can.
Students are encouraged to participate in school parties, exhibitions, and other activities.

*For those who do not require a visa please refer to our Standard Course page.

Course Description

Most of our foreign students have little or no experience with Japanese calligraphy, so this course has been designed with that in mind. For those who have studied in the past, adjustments can be made to suit their abilities.

Months 1-3

Students will focus on the fundamentals:

Brush technique, stroke order, character balance, Hiragana, Katakana, and basic block form.   

Months 4-6

Progresses to more difficult characters and students begin to learn about Japanese writing history.

Small brush use and seal carving will also be introduced during this time.

Months 7-9

Continue with small and standard size brush practice.

Students also begin large brush practice and start creating their own art works.

Months 10-12

Include writing practice, seal carving, extra-large brush practice, modern art calligraphy, and introductions to various writing styles.

* Small tests will be given every 3 months.
* Upon completion of the course, students are awarded with Certificate of Completion.

Study Materials Provided:

Handbooks with English instructions

Small and large starter brushes

Standard calligraphy paper

Paper weight

Ink stone

Felt pad

India ink


1st Year Tuition

The first 6 months of the 1 year course is ¥155,520, which includes the cultural visa and starting materials. The full 6 months amount is to be paid via bank deposit before applying for the visa, along with a ¥30,000 nonrefundable application fee. If the visa is unable to be attained, the full ¥155,520 will be refunded.

The second 6 months of the course is ¥155,520 and must be paid halfway though the school year for the second semester.

Nonrefundable application fee ¥30,000
First 6 months tuition ¥155,520
Second 6 months tuition ¥155,520
TOTAL ¥341,040

2nd Year Tuition

Students who complete the full year with good attendance are eligible for a visa renewal and only pay a ¥155,520 yen yearly class fee.

Nonrefundable application fee ¥30,000
Class fee : 1 year course ¥155,520
TOTAL ¥185,520

Please feel free to call or mail us with any questions you may have.

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