Kodama Kahou (Calligrapher)
Kahou Kodama was born in Kawazu-cho, Shizuoka Prefecture and currently lives in Tokyo. Having started using the calligraphy brush when she was a little child, she continuously learned Japanese Calligraphy from primary school to high school, and obtained the title of Shodo Shihan (Master Calligrapher) at the age of 20.Then she entered the Faculty of Formative Expression at Tama Art University where she studied graphic design in various media. After graduation, she joined a design office and engaged in a wide range of visual design work, from logo development to editorial design to web design.While working as a designer there, she also made creative activities energetically as a calligrapher. In fact, many of her calligraphy works have been used in the titles of movie and television shows as well as in the Japanese Calligraphy logos for product packages.She left the design office in 2013, and since then has been working as a freelance designer.She has won many awards in calligraphy exhibitions, such as the Tokyo Newspaper Prize in the 35th Tokyo Shosaku Exhibition. Recently, she has been focusing on activities aiming for a fusion of design and calligraphy, producing and publicizing artworks, such as Japanese ink-based works created innovatively and uniquely using Bokusho Art Method.