Kanwu Ishizaki (Calligrapher)
Japanese calligraphic artist(Master Calligrapher) / Five-lines poet
Kanwu is a Shodo(Japanese calligraphy) artist born in Kanagawa, Japan and deeply loves depiction with Sumi(Japanese ink) and letters.
Her Shodo Name, Kan-wu(“甘雨”) represents Sweet(“甘”) and Rain(“雨”). Sweetrain means a rain that falls timely and moistens and nurtures plants.
Having learned under Ms. Keishu Koike over 10 years, she opened LuLu Shodo Calligraphy Room at Kamakura and Shinjuku.
While continuing traditional training of Shodo, she is pursuing new possibilities of Shodo as an art and engaged in a wide range of activities.
With the belief that depiction with Sumi and brush can tell all kinds of feelings and delicate expressions including silence, passion, beauty, warmth, and sorrow, she also has exhibited many abstract Shodo art works, called “Boku-sho.”
She hopes her works convey her feelings to everyone across the borders.
She has held solo exhibition more than 10 times at Ginza, Sibuya, Roppoingi, Niigata, etc., within Japan.
Having many experiences including shop/product logos, titles of a play and a CD, and other various requested Shodo works, recently earns great reputation also for Shodo live performances.
In autumn 2019, a collection of her Gogyoka(five-lines poems) will be published, and solo exhibition is scheduled to be held in Tokyo.