THROUGH THE BRAMBLE
看板

Aspirations as a Shodo artist

Shodo is the spirit of sensibility, interwoven with ink, brush and paper. As a creator of ink writing, I hope not only to write letters but to convey nature and human emotions directly on the paper.

中島 瞻風
Sempu Nakajima

1959
Born in Hyogo Prefecture, the geographical center of Japan, streching from the Seto Inland Sea to the Sea of Japan.
1965
Studied Japanese calligraphy under Yasuda Hozuki from the age of 6 until graduating from high school and studied under Takako Kaneko after moving to Tokyo.
1979
Sogen Calligraphy Society Sogen Exhibition first prize award.
1980
Sogen Exhibition 2nd category award.
The same year, received first prize in Sogen Exhibition.
1996
Founded Chogen Shodo Association. Opened a Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) class at Higashiyama, Meguro, Tokyo.
2016
Held a debut Solo-exhibition at Tsuta-Salon, Aoyama, Tokyo.
2021
Held a debut oversea Solo-exhibition at Agora Gallery in Chelsea, NY.
2021
Held a Solo-exhibition at SPACER, in Daikanyama, Tokyo.
2022
Produced the first self-promotional video at Yunoshima-kan, Gero, Gifu.
2022
Opened a permanent exhibition “Sempu Nakajima Art Gallery” at Café & Bar Oda-cha, Itabashi, Tokyo.
2023
Offered a live Shodo Performance at “Mangetsu Yawa (Full Moon Night Story)” , hosted by Izumi Tachibana, at Ryuin-an, Enkakuji, Kamakura.

In addition to cultivating calligraphers, he has also worked extensively in installation work for books and music, magazines, advertisements, and titles for television. Currently, based on the classics of calligraphy, he aims to be a Japanese ink artist who spins letters and words into the natural world, and to be a Japanese ink artist who brings ink colors to life.

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朝玄書道会Chougen Shodo Association

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