Order hand drawn Japanese greeting cards (winter version) for special occasions with Aya Burbanks Day 1

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Wed 03 Nov 2021 19:30 - 21:00

Book Before 17:00 Wed 03 Nov 2021

Fee: £25 | Platform: ZOOM

Order hand drawn Japanese greeting cards (winter version) for special occasions with Aya Burbanks

We all know this year’s festive season will be something special and perhaps quite different from the last year’s. Whether we celebrate in person or not, handing or sending a special greeting card would make such a impression!

Following popular sessions in summer, the artist Aya Burbanks has created 10 different designs with winter and 2022 – Year of the Tiger – themes especially for HYPER JAPAN fans. This is a great opportunity to order personalised hand drawn cards with messages of your choice (in Japanese or English), Kanji script or even with a first name translated in Japanese to send someone special or keep one for yourself?

In a friendly and 20min private Zoom session, you will discuss your preferences with HYPER JAPAN’s favourite workshop teacher/artist Aya Burbanks. She will host 6 private sessions over 2 days (3rd November and 17th November). Each card comes with an envelop and will be sent to your address afterwards. Please see details further below.

Date:                           3 November 2021, Wednesday
Time:                          3 sessions available between 19:30 to 21:00
Session 1:                 19:30 – 19:50  (only 1 ticket is available for this session)
Session 2:                 20:00 – 20:20  (only 1 ticket is available for this session)
Session 3:                 20:30 – 20:50  (only 1 ticket is available for this session)
Price:                         £25 to order 3 hand drawn greeting cards & incl. first class shipping fee inside the mainland UK.
Artist’s profile:           Aya Burbanks
Online tool:                ZOOM (link will be sent to you before your session**)

Ticket sales will close at 5pm on 3rd November 2021, Wednesday

NOTE: Any of above sessions are available for the U.K. mainland residents only for shipping reasons.

Aya has a same session planned on 17th November Wednesday. (please click here to see the ticket page.)

How it works:

  1. Prior to the session, you can see which designs you would like go for from the example photos below (sample 1 to 10)
  2. During the session with Aya :
    • Tell Aya your your 3 favourite designs
    • discuss and choose colours of your choice for each card if you like something different from the samples, and
    • discuss/choose appropriate messages for each card in Japanese (or in English if you prefer) or Kanji script (sample list pictured below) which suit best for each occasion. You can have a first names translated in Japanese, if suits better. Note: each card comes with envelop as pictured below.

Your special cards will then be made one by one with love and sent to you directly by Aya afterwards by first class Royal Mail (within the mainland UK).

**If you don’t receive any information one day before the class, please send an email here: contact@hyperjapan.co.uk

** Please read our Terms and Conditions before you purchase your tickets: Terms and Conditions for HYPER JAPAN ONLINE EVENTS


Aya Burbanks


Artist - Sumi-e/Calligraphy &Western art

Aya grew up in Sakurajima Island in Kagoshima, Japan that has the active volcano & one of the most scenic place in Japan.  Surround by her art-loving family, she started to learn calligraphy from an early age and her love for art has never stopped growing since then.

As an artist, Aya enjoys all kinds of painting with her specialities in Sumi-e ink painting and Japanese calligraphy  –  both of which she holds master license. Her favourite Japanese artists are Hokusai and Hiroshige. She has been actively involved with promotion of Japanese traditional culture in the U.K. through her calligraphy and art works & teaching. Her latest commissioned calligraphy works will be displayed at English Heritage site in 2022.

Since the very beginning of HYPER JAPAN in 2010, her Japanese art workshops have been one of the most popular workshops and she is a huge supporter and fan of HYPER JAPAN.  For online sessions at HYPER JAPAN, she will share her love of Japanese art & drawing in a form of greeting cards for your special occasions so that you can share Japanese beauty with someone you care.

Aya will host Japanese Mask Making workshops at HYPER JAPAN Festival 2022.

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