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Calligrapher Profiles


Hamada Shosen

・ Hamada Shosen is the most eminent calligrapher and prominent
   creator in Japan.
・ Judge and member of the panel of judges for the Mainichi Shodo
   Exhibition and Association
, which is the most authoritative calligraphy
   exhibition and association in Japan.
・ Director and member of the panel of judges for the Japan Shodo
   Academy
, which is one of the largest calligraphy associations in Japan.
・ Member of the panel of judges for the Aki National Shodo Exhibition.
・ Director of the National Society of Shodo Education.
・ Created many works of calligraphy for inscriptions on statues.
   The most famous one is for Prime Minister HAMAGUCHI Osachi
   (early in 20th century), and the inscription has 1,000 characters.
   (It is the largest in Japan.)
・ Appears frequently in leading magazines in Japan.


Shimizu Kei

・ Shimizu Kei is a leading calligrapher, and the most famous
   creator of modern calligraphy for interiors in Japan.
・ Appears frequently in leading magazines, newspapers and on
   television programs in Japan.
・ The author of "Carré MOJI Works and Interiors", and "Carré MOJI
   Concept Book"
(both published by Hearst Fuingaho).
・ Producing many original calligraphic and graphic works with a
   modern and original concept. Her works are displayed in many
   public and private spaces in Japan.
・ A former member of the Panel of Judges for the
   Mainichi Shodo Exhibition & Association, Chobun Shodo Association,
   and the Tokyo Shodo Association, which are the most authoritative
   calligraphy exhibitions and associations in Japan.
・ Member of the Japan Commercial Calligrapher's Association.


Miyamura Gen

・ Miyamura Gen is the most creative calligrapher among young artists
   in Japan, frequently appearing in leading magazines and in other media.
・ Was selected as the youngest member for the Mainichi Shodo
   Exhibition & Association
, which is the most authoritative calligraphy
   exhibition in Japan, and in many other famous exhibitions.
・ Has outstanding ability as a professional calligrapher, with vigorous
   brush strokes and a superb sense of design.
・ Has produced many original calligraphic and graphic works, with a
   modern and original concept. His works are displayed in many public
   and private spaces in Japan.
・ Was selected as one of the three most influential calligraphers
   in the modern art history after the World War Ⅱ.


Chiba Kaon

・Chiba Kaon is a leading artist, and an accomplished calligrapher
   and painter.
・ Member of the Mainichi Shodo Exhibition and Association, which is
   the most authoritative calligraphy exhibition and association in Japan.
・ Member of the Japan Poetry Calligrapher's Association.
・ Invitational Artist to the Kanagawa Prefecture Art Exhibitions.
・ Has produced many original calligraphic works with a unique concept,
   and is expanding her own artistry through the Carré MOJI gallery.
・ Was selected for and has won prizes many times at prestigious art
   exhibitions.
・ Appears frequently in leading magazines in Japan.


Takeda Kado

・ Takeda Kado is a leading calligrapher and one of the most famous
   Kana (one of the Japanese scripts) artists in Japan.
・ Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Modern Shodo Association,
   which is the most prestigious Kana Shodo organization in Japan.
・ Member of the panel of judges for the Mainichi Shodo Exhibition
   and Association
, which is the most authoritative calligraphy exhibition
   and association in Japan.
・ Board Member of the Association of Kana Calligraphers.
・ Famous as the author of a large number of calligraphy books and articles.
・ Appears frequently in leading magazines in Japan.


Ueno Kiyomi

・ Ueno Kiyomi is a leading calligrapher, and is one of the most famous
   artists in high quality Kana calligraphy works.
・ Graduated from the calligraphy course of Tokyo Gakugei University,
   which is the most famous professional art university.
・ Is a member of the Mainichi Shodo Exhibition & Association, which is
   the most authoritative calligraphy exhibition and association in Japan.
・ Was selected for and has won prizes many times at famous calligraphy exhibitions.
・ Is an editorial committee member of the calligraphy text book for
   Junior High School, approved by The Ministry of Education.
・ Is a lecturer at NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.) School.


Kaneko Sachiyo

・ Kaneko Sachiyo is one of the most creative calligraphers in Japan.
・ Was selected for and has won prizes many times for the Mainichi Shodo
   Exhibition & Association
, which is the most authoritative calligraphy
   exhibition in Japan, and for the Sogen Shodokai, which is the largest
   calligraphy association in Japan.
・ Is a member of the Mainichi Shodo Exhibition & Association.
・ Has produced many original calligraphy, graphic, and avant-garde works
   and is expanding her own artistry through the Carré MOJI gallery.
   Her works are displayed in many public and private spaces in Japan.
・ Appears frequently in leading magazines in Japan.
・ The author of "The magic of Inc".


Tahara Ouka

・ Tahara Ouka is a promising young artist who creates graceful and
   elegant artworks that evoke the ideal atmosphere for interior use.
・ Is the first artist to have won the grand prix in the Carré MOJI qualification
   tryout and has gone on to win many prizes at famous calligraphy exhibitions.
・ Shows her own artistic world especially in Kanji and English works
   through the Carré MOJI gallery.
・ Being different from the existing and traditional calligraphers,
   she concentrates on the creation of the modern calligraphic works by
   demonstrating her superb sense of design.


Yanagisawa Shoga

・ Yanagisawa Shoga is a leading calligrapher, and one of the most
   creative calligraphers and artists in Japan.
・ Was selected for and has won prizes many times at the Japan Fine Arts
   Exhibition (Nitten)
, which is the most famous and canonical art
   exhibition in Japan.
・ Former member of the panel of judges for the Mainichi Shodo Exhibition &
   Association
, which is the most authoritative calligraphy exhibition in Japan.
・ Former member of the panel of judges for the Sogen Shodokai,
   which is the largest calligraphy association in Japan.
・ Has produced many original calligraphic and graphic works with a modern
   and original concept. He is expanding his own artistry through
   the Carré MOJI gallery.
・ Appears frequently in leading magazines in Japan.


Tanaka Issai

・ Tanaka Issai is one of the most creative among young calligraphers
   in Japan.
・ Was selected many times for the Yomiuri Shodo Exhibition &
   Association
, which is one of the most authoritative calligraphy
   exhibitions in Japan, and for many other famous exhibitions such as
   the Kenshin Shodo Exhibition.
・ Appears frequently in leading magazines, and on television programs
   in Japan.
・ Has produced many original calligraphic works with a modern and original
   concept. His works are displayed in many public and private spaces in Japan.


Yokoyama Madoka

・ Yokoyama Madoka is one of the most creative artists of Modern
   Sumi-Ink Painting (Sumi-e) in Japan.
・ She has been a fresh and innovative influence on the Sumi-e world.
・ Councilor to the Modern Sumi-Ink Painting Association, and the Shosho-kai.
・ Has produced many original sumi-e with an original concept
   for modern interiors. Her works are displayed in many public
   and private spaces in Japan.
・ Is also famous as a calligrapher, and has been selected many times for
   the Yomiuri Shodo Exhibition & Association, which is one of the most
   authoritative calligraphy exhibitions in Japan, and for many other famous
   exhibitions such as the Kenshin Shodo Exhibition.