Shodo, Japanese Calligraphy

Join Professor Emeritus Shozo Sato for his community calligraphy class on Shodo, Japanese calligraphy. Explore the practice of calligraphy as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy in order to cultivate a deeper appreciation and understanding of Japanese calligraphy and its rich cultural history.

How to Join

Please sign up for classes in advance on EventBrite as there are limited spots.

What to Know

Beginner and intermediate students will study the foundations of Shodo. All experiences levels are welcome for the combined beginner and intermediate class. You must have permission from Professor Sato in order to join the advanced class.


The beginners/intermediate class is $15 for U of I students/Tomonokai members and $25 for the general public. The advanced class is $25. All supplies will be provided. Japan House offers calligraphy brushes for sale if students are interested in purchasing a brush to take home.