ベトナム人インフルエンサーのYurin in Japanさんが、アトリエ創藝館を紹介してくれました。
Do you know your need to hand-write the Kanji on paper lanterns one by one?
I have the chance to visit Atelier Sogeikan #アトリエ創藝館 and learn from master Tomohiro Oishi how to decorate traditional lanterns, boards, and wooden tags using Edo-style characters (Edo-Moji).
Edo-Moji is a distinctive calligraphic style that originated from the Edo period, in which the written words reflect the hope of good luck. These characters looks eye-catching because of their thick, square characters, and the typeface is almost condensed with no gap between the strokes.
Some of the rules and features of Edo-Moji includes
👉Fat characters = Less space = Fewer empty seats
👉Rounded characters = Nothing pointing out = No bad luck/unexpected thing
👉Characters that turn inwards instead of outward like in normal calligraphy = Customers will never leave
👉Big characters = Easier to see from a distance
👉Characters have small whiskers attached (usually 3-5-7) = like the 3-5-7 anniversary for children, the organization will have continuous growth
Have you ever seen these characters before? If you have been to Asakusa, there are some spots with these characters written on them. Do you remember where they are?
💰Price of joining their workshop starts from ¥4,500/person, you can learn how to write Edo-Moji on a paper lantern or paper fan
⚠️There is no English interpreter on-site, but you can ask them beforehand if they can arrange a volunteer interpreter to help.
📍@chouchinya 3-8-2 Yokokawa, Sumida City, Tokyo
Photo taken on Aug 21.
Yurin in Japan