Niimi Chifumi’s Calligraphy Exhibition, “Zen x Creation x Me” will be displayed at The Museum of Kyoto on the 6th and 7th of October, 2018.
This exhibition includes 2 and 3-dimensional works exploring related Zen themes such as “hyouriittai” (different views of the same phenomenon), “Aum” (reality, start and end), “Mujō” (transience) and “Chisoku” (sufficiency).
When I decided on this profound theme, everything about seemed like a “challenge”. The Zen world-view is not just for Japanese people. All around the world, Zen is well-known. As I experienced a wonderful real experience of Zen, my thinking changed. Instead of “challenge” I saw “opportunity”. May I humbly ask you to consider my work. Please come and look.
I was born and raised in Kyōto. My mother is a skilled calligrapher and I grew up in the world of calligraphy under her guidance.
I am the Director of the Calligraphy Kyoto shodō studio.
After graduating from Heijo Gakuin Junior College, I studied abroad, researching shodō in Shanghai / Fudan University in 1989 and Beijng University in 1990.
After working for Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., I taught Chinese language conversation, and I was responsible for the NHK Culture Centre’s tea programme in Chinese, and eventually became a calligraphy instructor.
I am a handwriting diagnostician and I belong to the of Japanese Association of Handwriting Diagnosticians.
I also explore design calligraphy and live performance of calligraphy in search of new styles.
Kyoto Women Entrepreneur Prize
Kyoto Governor’s Excellence Award
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry hospitality standard certification 2018
MK Taxi’s Kyoto · Culture Venture Competition
京都府京都市中京区 富小路通二条下る 俵屋町 199京都御所 南
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