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Calligraphy artist/designer based in Copenhagen via NY/Tokyo.
While living and working in NY as a designer in the US media industry for over a decade, she refined her artistic style through her work in video, film, photography and performing arts. Then in Copenhagen, she returned to her artistic root, Japanese Shodo calligraphy, which she had been practiced since age 6 in her native Japan. It has led her to revisit Japanese traditional arts to assimilate the arts and modern design with a new insight.
She reinvents Shodo calligraphy in a contemporary perspective blending Japanese aesthetic and Scandinavian sensibility. Her works merge traditional calligraphy with modern abstract expressionism in a minimal abstract style. She continues to explore Shodo calligraphy in different forms ranging from drawings to interior design.
Her works have been presented in museums, art galleries, and cultural institutions in Europe, US and Japan.