Yu Yu Japanese Calligraphy School, Nelson, New Zealand


Yu Yu means calm, gentle, peaceful, and eternal. It was also New Zealand’s first Japanese calligraphy gallery and school, in the beautiful South Island city of Nelson.

The gallery opened in August 2006, and since then both Akiko and Tim have had had a wonderful time creating artworks and teaching calligraphy; all the while meeting lots of lovely people. However, in late February 2010 Tim suffered a serious stroke, and in early March they very reluctantly had to close the gallery. Tim is now recovering at home, while Akiko continues with the calligraphy school from their home in Nelson.

Yu Yu Japanese Calligraphy Gallery and School