Outei Kaneko (1906-2001) who is known as a recipient of the Order and Culture built a foundation of Japanese calligraphy after the war, creating new genre called calligraphy of modern poetry. A judge of the world largest calligraphy community “Sogen” in General Incorporated Association, which was established by him, and executive of “Mainichi-Shodo-Kai” in General Incorporated Foundation. Studied under Takayoshi Kaneko who was a son of Outei and the president of Koho-sya. Currently learn under Kaizan Watanabe who is in charge of Koho-sya following Takayoshi.
Born in Kita district, Tokyo. Start calligraphy in younger childhood, learned theory and technique of kanji (Chinese character) in Tsukuba University by Ryosetsu Imai and kana (one of the Japanese alphabets) by Suitei Murakami after graduation.
Now, have opened calligraphy class in Tokyo (Ginza, Shinokubo, Akbane and Yukigaya-Otsuka) and Saitama for educating next generation and introducing Japanese calligraphy to overseas as a great art form.
Also, organize a contemporary performance group “Morikurayuri”with two members that combine Asian traditional culture, calligraphy, music instrument and dance.
Judge of Sogen Exhibition
Selected for Nitten (Japan Fine Art Exhibition) 3 times
Executive of Japan Calligraphy of Modern Poetry
Award of Mainichi Shodo Exhibition
Award of Tokyo Governor in Sogen Exhibition
Award of Second-Prize in Sogen Exhibition
Award of Sogen Calligraphy Community and Special Award etc.,
Selected for Mainichi shodo Exhibition 3 times
Graduated from Tsukuba University Fine Art Department Calligraphy course
Calligraphy teacher in Tokyu Seminar BE
Former calligraphy teacher in Tsukuba Junior High School of Tsukuba University
Former calligraphy teacher in Seijo High School
Former calligraphy teacher in Tokyo Seitoku High School of Seitoku Community College
Former calligraphy teacher in Adolecent Working Center in Kawaguchi city
Former calligraphy teacher in Sankei School in Kamata
2009 Exhibition in Milan with 4 calligraphers
2010 Exhibition in Prague with 2 calligraphers hosted by the Embassy of Japan in Czech
2013 Exhibition in Finland with 2 calligraphers hosted by Japani-Suomi Yhdistys
2015 solo exhibition in Milan
2018, 10 Exhibition in Paris with 4 calligraphers spported by Japonism 2018
Cast on Tokyo MX TV Channel
Instruction to British students in Akabane
Reported a exhibition in Prague on Czech National TV channel of Fine Art
Performed on DVD “Folk Tales for Everyone”
Here is the works
Dedicated to works for Susano Shrine in Minami Senjyu
Other Works Exhibited
Alternate calligraphy works at Sake-ariki-sakana Yoichi restaurant through season