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Welcome to My Blog

Uchu

I designed the logo for a tiny Japanese whiskey & kaiseki spot, the bar at Uchū ( 宇宙 ) NY.   217 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002  [huge_it_gallery...

The United Nations

Press週刊NY生活 https://www.nyseikatsu.com NHK News Web http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/ I had a calligraphy performance at the UN in a collaborative event...

The United Nations “Peace is… Unity”

I will be performing at the United Nations on Friday, June 16, 2017, 2-3pm at the UN Visitor's Lobby. This will be a collaborative performance with Sahoko Sato Timpone (Mezzo-soprano). The overarching theme of this series of events is Peace. This month's theme, within...

Shodo Competition by Shukan NY Seikatsu

週刊生活上コンクール書の散歩道 NEW YORK, NY — I am very happy to see that we received submissions last year from many parts of the US, as well as from the UK. Shodo allows us to create beautiful art by exploring our sense of unity with the brush.  We must keep in mind the importance...

Shiseido

SHISEIDO NY — Over 1,000 years ago at Mount Koya, Japan, a monk named Kobo Daishi discovered the healing powers of the legendary Enmei herbs that have the effect of rejuvenating the skin.  I performed a large floor piece of calligraphy inspired by Mount Koya and...

Yasuda University

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN 書の多種多様な表現の世界 Various Calligraphic Expressions — Students created their own art by developing new ideas based on study of the classics.

The Clark Art Institute

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA — Performance based on stories from the Tale of Genji and the Tale of Heike. These are among the best-known works of classical Japanese literature. Prosperity and decline, karma, novelty, love, sickness, and death, the transient nature of our lives...

Yasuda University

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN — 書の美と力 Subject of lecture: Traditional Shodo demands adherence to strict and rigid rules of dimension, proportion, stroke order, and even brush angles and pressures, which leave little room for the artist’s personal expression. In order to...

The Anderson Chase Gallery

NEW YORK, NY — Utsuroi Transition is an exhibition of 14 Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) art works in various styles, ranging from traditional to modern. The meaning of Utsuroi is best translated as “transition” in the spirit of the changing seasons, here expressed in...

Japan Society

NEW YORK, NY — Hyakunin Issue “One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets” Compiled by Fujiwara Teika (1162-1241), Hyakunin Isshu is a celebrated anthology comprising one 31-syllable Tanka poem by each of one hundred poets. Heike Monogatari (Tale of...

Morimoto Asia

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL Design at the Morimoto Asia Restaurant (Walt Disney World Resort) — Calligraphy design displays Chef Morimoto's belief  "Big Dreams & Deep foundation"

RAINBOW BRIDGE at Park Hotel Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN — Live Performance with Pianist Greg Mckenzie at the Park Hotel Tokyo, his sound is very soulful with influences from many styles and cultures, ranging from western classical music to Japanese nursery rhymes.

100 New York Calligraphers

NEW YORK, NY 100 New York Calligraphers By Cynthia Maris Dantzic — Encompassing a wide range of calligraphy in many languages and hands, or styles, this book presents a visual treasury of works by 100 contemporary scribes, all of whom were either born in New York...

Artist in Hotel

PARK HOTEL TOKYO, JAPAN — The Park Hotel Tokyo, in December 2012, started the “Artist in Hotel” project where an artist decorates an entire guest rooms.  All the guest rooms on the 31st floor will be so decorated.  For my performance I reproduced one of the pieces I...

Middlebury College

MIDDLEBURY, VT, March 6 and 7, 2014 — Performed The Tale of Genji, a novel by Murasaki Shikibu, a classic work of Japanese literature in the early years of the 11th century.  The work is written in Manyogana, an early Japanese syllabary composed of Chinese...

Wayou / 和洋

NEW YORK, NY — Into Project: The history of Japanese calligraphy developed under the influence of Chinese calligraphy techniques.  As Japanese culture and social systems evolved in the mid-Heian period (around the 10th century), the renowned calligraphers Ono no...

Fuji TV

Interview clips from 「ANA きっかけの翼~空がつなげた日本の想い~NYで書道を教える院京昌子さん」 produced by Fuji TV

Shooting Star at the Park Hotel Tokyo

Jazzセッションパークホテル東京 2013 SHOOTING STAR AT THE PARK HOTEL TOKYO – Live Performance with pianist Greg Mckenzie — In the performance in Shooting Star, the black background symbolizes the galaxy while the golden specks are hiragana characters that are the countless stars in...

Illumination

ONISHI GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY — Created my own harmonious world on paper with the gradations, spatial relationships, and rhythm of characters, choosing between the five calligraphic scripts in expressing aspects of nature.

Art Catalogue “Light and Shadow”

NEW YORK, NY — Presents art in contemporary and traditional styles, juxtaposing exquisite passages from classic literature and Buddhist texts with boldly brushed semi-abstract compositions. Photography: Christopher Terry, Christopher Newhard and Andrew Lee, Design:...

East Coast Japan America League Conference

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK, NY — East Coast Japan America League (ECJAL) was established in 1992 at Brown University in order to celebrate Japanese Culture and promote its rich traditions through a series of lecturers. The theme of 2011 at Columbia University...

Mikimoto USA

LAS VEGAS, NV For an early Valentine's Day toast in Crystals at City Center, LAS Vegas, NV — Created personalized pieces for guests at a Mikimoto Pearl event along with a calligraphy demonstration.

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