JACCU, the Japanese Art & Culture Centre of Utrecht invited Lanka to teach Shodo, Japanese calligraphy in Utrecht.

Shodō Courses in Utrecht 

The lessons are about learning how to draw characters efficiently. Lanka’s lessons intend to show how you can express your own artistry through Shodō.

The course starts with the basics; knowledge of Japanese calligraphy tools, proper use of tools, posture, and attitude.  Lanka will teach you basic brushstrokes that are easy for beginners, so you do not need any prior experience or knowledge of the Japanese language.

Moreover, Lanka shows how to draw characters by using seasonal terms from the Japanese calendar, and a variety of seasonal greetings in Japan. Participants can also learn how to enjoy the seasons every month. These lessons also apply meditative methods that facilitate an inner peace.

Contact Lanka to sign up for her lessons!

Course Information

Dates: The first and third Thursday of every month.
Here are the current dates for 2023 and 2024:

  • December 7
  • December 21
  • January 4
  • January 18
  • February 1
  • February 15

Duration: 90 minutes (18:30 – 20:00)

Location: JACCU, Van Starkenborghhof 62, 3527HB UTRECHT


  • The introductory lesson €38
  • Regular lessons €34
  • 18 and younger 21% discount


  • The introductory lesson is mandatory for all beginners. You may take the introductory lesson anytime you join the course and after that you can continue with regular lessons.
  • All necessary tools are provided. 
  • The course instruction is in English.
  • Classes are for 3 to 6 people.
JACCU workshop room

Contact Lanka to sign up for her lessons!