Japanese Calligraphy
with guest instructor Ms.  Kazuko Carper, apprentice of our regular instructor, Ms. Satomi China

-Fall Semester-

Join us for a 5-session course on Japanese
書道 Shodo: “the way of writing”

When: Monday 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
(5 Sessions)

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Where: Japan-America Society of Washington DC
1819 L Street NW, B2, Washington DC 20036
Closest Metro stations: Farragut North and Farragut West

Tuition: (5 sessions) $150 for JASWDC Members / $175 for non-JASWDC Members
(Individual classes) $40 for JASWDC Members / $50 for non-JASW Members
Brushes, ink, and paper will be provided for classroom use only.

Register Here
Deadline: Thursday, September 26, 2019 for the 5-session package
For individual tickets, 5 pm the Thursday before the class

Payment MUST be received by this date. Limited seats available!

*Students should dress appropriately for class; do not wear clothes that might be damaged or smudged by the sumi ink. Students might wish to wear an old shirt, T-shirt, or artist’s smock.


Ms. Kazuko Carper

Ms. Kazuko Carper is a member and certified teacher of the Japan Calligraphy Washington DC West branch. She is an apprentice of our regular teacher, Satomi China, and will be teaching classes on her behalf while China-sensei is in Japan.

Ms. Satomi China 

Satomi Shoko China started learning calligraphy at age four. Currently, she is the head of the Japan Calligraphy Washington DC West branch. Previously, she studied under Suichiku Emura, a designated national heritage calligraphy artist. In 1989 she received her pen name “Shoko (brilliant light)” from Harada Kanpou, the founder of Nihon Shuji. She began practicing her art in the Kanpou hall in NYC from 1996, and proposed an “opera calligraphy performance” through art therapy and music therapy. In addition to the Soho Puffin Gallery and NY Orensanz Museum, she guest appeared in numerous art shows in Japan and the US and received favourable reviews. She is currently concentrating her efforts on raising the next generation of artists and promulgating artistic cultural technique.