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about Shodo (Japanese calligraphy)


(Japanese calligraphy) Shihan (Master), Keika Ishijima


Kaori Ishijima (nom de plume: Keika) *I use this for my Shodo work

Brief Personal History                                           

 1971       Born in Aichi Prefecture
 
 1978 - 1998
 Studied under Shuhou Mizushima

 
 1998 - 1999
 Graduated course at Nihon Shodo Geijutsu Vocational School 

 2000 - 2004 Employed by The Japan Society of Calligraphic Education

 2005 - 2008 Czech Republic

           Yuyu Shodo Gallery (Shodo classroom)

           Shodo teacher (Charles University, Czech – Japan Friendship                                           Association, David Holis Language School)

             Certificate writing (Japanese Language Speech Contest)

    2009 - 2010 Russia

              Shodo  teacher (Japan Foundation, Moscow City and suburban  
                                                    
schools, etc.)

              Certificate writing (Japanese school graduation certificates, etc.) 

           

Qualifications

 1993      Shihan (master), Bunka Shodo Gakkai

   1999      Shihan (master), The Japan Society of Calligraphic Education, approved
                 by the Minstry of
Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

 1999      Calligrapher (Certificate Writer), Tokyo Shogyo Shojutsu Gakkai 

 2004      Lifelong Learning Shodo 1st Class Instructor, National Association of
                                                      Distance Learning


Awards

    1998       Academic Society Prize, All Japan Student Shodo Exhibition     

    
2000 - 2004 Selection, Shodo Academic Society (2003 – candidate for Special Prize)

    2003       Honourable Mention, Non-degree Course, Distance Learning,
                  The Japan Society of
Calligraphic Education, approved
                  by the Minstry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and
Technology




Events (Demonstrations, Workshops)

  2005 - 2008 Czech Republic

      2005.03 Koito Czech

      2005.09 Introduction to Japanese Culture

      2005.09 Classical Concert
      2007.03 Classical Concert

      2007.12 Christmas Party
      2008.03 HBO
      2008.05 Writing title of Sumie (India Ink Painting) / Shigaraki-ware Catalogue
      2008.08 Creation of works for Nagoya, a Japanese restaurant

  2009 - 2012 Russia

      2009.06 Exhibition 'Hitachi Kenki'

      2009.06 Japan Foundation

      2009.09 Children's library organization
      2009.09 Suburban language school
      2009.09 Moscow City Elementary School
      2009.10 US Company Party
      2009.10 Japanese Antiques Exhibition 'SAMURAI'
      2009.11 Event to celebrate 20 years of the Berlin Wall coming down
      2010.01 Writing title of catalogue for Kerama, an Italian tile maker
      2010.03 Suburban Elementary School
      2010.04 Suburban Library
      2010.05 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Opening Party for Asian restaurant
      2010.10 Event 'the 7thJapanese autumu' in Saint Petersburg

     2010.10 Event 'the Ⅶth Japanese autumu' in Saint Petersburg
     2010.10 Japanese restaurant 'SEIJI'
      2010.10 Car dealer 'ROLF' opening party
      2010.11 Japanese Antiques Exhibition 'SAMURAI'
      2010.12 Gallary 'BELYAEVO'

      2011.02 Moscow City Elementary School
      2011.03 Event to celebrate 140 years of 'SHISEIDO'
      2011.10 Event 'the 8th Japanese autumu' in Saint Petersburg'
      2011.11 Japanese restaurant 'SEIJI'
      2011.12 Writing pennant 'FC TAMASHI(SOUL)' for JP football club in Moscow
    2012.    Writing for a monthly magazine 'AROUND THE WORLD'



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