I am Saori, a profesional shodo artist.
Shodoka is the Japanese word for calligrapher. As a performer, I call myself "Shodoka Saori".
I aspire to show the beauty of Japanese calligraphy to people around the world.
Although other calligraphers mainly draw Chinese characters,called "KANJI", I often use "HIRAGANA," which is of Japanese origin.
This is because hiragana can express the delicacy of calligraphy.
Sometimes,I powerfully draw a kanji on the wall with a huge brush, and sometimes I write it on a small piece of paper with small brushes.
I would be very happy to have the opportunity to show you my performance.
|1985||Born in Sano, Tochigi|
Practiced calligraphy and kendo during school days.
|2005||Graduated from Sano College.|
Entered Nihon Shodo School.
Studied under Prof. Keiyo Hori.
|2006||Achieved license to establish a Calligraphy school.|
|2013||“Saori” One-person Exhibition at Sano Chamber of Commerce.|
|2014||“Saori” One-person Exhibition for Commemoration of Sano City's 10-year Anniversary.|
|2015||Accepted for 4th Calligraphy Exhibition,in Saku,Nagano.|
First-ever calligraphy with music (harp) performance at Ashikaga Gakko Historic site.
|2015 2016||Accepted for Dokuritsu Calligraphy Exhibition Tokyo.|
|2015 2016||Accepted for Mainichi Calligraphy Exhibition Tokyo.|
|2016||First-ever calligraphy with music (saxophone) performance at Tokyo Sky Tree.|
Calligraphy with music (piano and flute) performance at Ashikaga Gakko Historic site.