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書と非書の際(きわ)Sho and Non Sho : the Overlaps

I’m taking part in this exhibition. Do drop by. Everyone welcome!



Webinar Announcement


I will be giving a webinar for J-LAF (Japan Letter Arts Forum) about my artwork and about the materials I use. If you would like to come please sign up on the links below.

Sign up on these links:以下のリンクからお申し込みください:



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Sumi Workshop in Nature November 2022




We had a very happy Sumi workshop in Nature last weekend. An added bonus – it didn’t rain although it had been forecast!

Everyone produced lovely work. I didn’t take any photos this time, but here are one or two with pictures of the two large pieces.

One of them was a joint work by two of the participants.

Joint work by two of the participants


Kyoto Contemporary Ink Painting Images June 2022

Here are images from the exhibition.


This is my work. Standing Stone.


Kyoto Contemporary Ink Painting Exhibition



10:00-18:00 (最終日17:00)



I am taking part in this exhibition June 14th – 19th.

Kyoto City Art Museum Annex 2 F

10:00 – 18:00 (Last day 17:00)

Everyone welcome!

I’m there on Sunday 19th June from 13:00. It’d be great to see you there.

Nara SDGs and Sumi symposium video link

Here is the You Tube link to the recent Nara SDGs symposium.

先日の奈良SDGsシンポジウムのYou Tubeリンクはこちらです。

Images from the Nara SDGs seminar

Giving my presentation
From the video. Doing the painting for the seminar
Giving the presentation
My paintings. The one on the left is for the seminar.
Tohkei san’s calligraphy. It is the old kanji for Nara.
Ohka san’s paintings. The one on the left was for the seminar.
The seminar took place at the Bus Terminal Building in Nara

奈良SDG学び旅シンポジウム 2月17日


シンポジウムはどなたでも参加できます. 直接ご来場いただくか、ズームでご覧ください


I am taking part in this symposium about SDGs and Nara on February 17. It is in Japanese, but the first video (5 minutes) is bi-lingual Japanese and English.

The symposium is open to everyone. If you’d like to come please apply here.

Come in person or on Zoom.

Article in Ikoma Newsletter

I was interviewed for the Ikoma City Newsletter this month.

Thank you Ikoma City Office!

Here’s the article:



生駒広報 いこまち 5月15日 p36


Asahi TV Interview 朝日放送インタビュー

Asahi TV came to interview me and film my work for the programme COCOIRO. It’ll be aired at the end of October. I’ll know the details nearer the day.  It was a long day – 4 hours filming for 2 minutes on air! Good fun though!

ABC 朝日放送さんが私のインタビューに来て、作品などの撮影をされました。ココイロという番組のためで、10月の末に放送されます。詳細はその内分かります。2分間の番組のため4時間の撮影!長かったですが楽しかったです。