Calligrapher / Artist
Sisyu evolves the Japanese traditional culture, calligraphy, to media art, sculptures, paintings, and brings out the emotions and reasons contained in each character. Her style is a truly unique form of contemporary art, and it spreads the Japanese philosophy and culture to the world. In 2014, at the French National Arts Association exhibition at the basement of the Louvre Museum in France, she received the first gold award for Japanese painting and the highest gold award for sculpture. The following year, she was selected as the “Guest of Honor Artist” of the same exhibition. That was a brilliant achievement for a Japanese person since Taikan Yokoyama. In 2015, she worked on the entrance to the Japanese Pavilion at the Milano International Exhibition in Italy, which won a gold award in the exhibition design category. In 2017, then Emperor and Empress (His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus and Her Majesty the Empress Emerita) has visited the Sisyu exhibition, and she had the honor to guide them through the exhibition. In 2020, Takashimaya hold Sisyu's solo exhibition in 7 venues. Representative works: NHK Taiga historical TV drama “Ryomaden” logo, Art TV Program “Beautiful Samurai” logo, Ise Jingu Shrine “Holiday Transition” logo, Cabinet Secretariat “JAPAN” logo, Disney Pixar “Pleasure, Sadness, Anger, Hatred, Fear” logo, Shiseido global product package design, and such. 《Main Destinations of the Artworks》 [Government of Japan] Cabinet Secretariat “JAPAN”, “Tokyo Olympic Games / Tokyo Paralympic Games Promotion Office”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs “APEC Japan 2010”, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries “JAPAN”, Milan International Exhibition Japan Pavilion, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry “Cool JAPAN”, Ministry of Defense Submarine “Kenryu”, “Nippon Isshin” [NHK] Taiga historical TV drama “Ryomaden”, Art TV program “The Mark of Beauty”, “Futto Toshi”, “J-League”, “Hero-tachi no Olympic”, “China Wow!”, “SPORTS JAPAN” [Ise Jingu Shrine] 62nd annual dedication of a new shrine “Gosengu” Collection of Jingu Chokokan [Shiseido] World’s first unified design, 21 types of calligraphy of the letter “Hikari (light)”, sold in 88 countries [Arashi] Offered digital art and calligraphy to the national dome tour (2019), Live calligraphy performance on the 24-hour live broadcasting on the Nippon TV "Arashi ni Shiyagare" (2019), New Year's Day live calligraphy on the same program (2018) 《Global Achievements》 [France] Carrousel Du Louvre French National Art Society Exhibition (2014/2015), Guimet Museum (2014), Laval Virtual (2012) [Italy] Genoa Italy Deputy Prime Minister visitation (2017), Milan International Exposition Japan Pavilion (2015), Milano Salone (2014/2017), Venice Biennale (2005/2011) [Switzerland] Davos Conference (2012) [USA] New York PlayStation Theater (2019) / Central Station (2014), Las Vegas Bellagio (2019/2020) , Seattle (2019), Florida, Washington DC, (2013) [Egypt] Alexandria Japan-Arab Conference (2007) [China] Shanghai National Exhibition Center (2018), Hong Kong World Trade Center (2015), Taipei City Museum of Art (2013) 《Awards》 Written by His Majesty the Emperor (2018) Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress Visit to Sisyu Exhibition (2017) Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino Visit to Sisyu Exhibition (2017) Milan International Exposition Japan Pavilion "Exhibition and Design" Gold Award (2015) French National Art Association “Guest of Honor Artist” (2015), Gold Prize / Jury Prize Gold Award (2014), “Japan Representative Artist” (2014) “G1 New Generation Leader Award” (2013) France Laval Virtual “Design Arts Culture Award” (2012) Minister of Defense Special Letter of Appreciation (2012) The 5th Teshima Starship Award (2010) 《Social Activities》 Production of all artworks for the charity exhibition “Feel-Love Project” (2019―), Professor, Osaka University of Arts (2013―) Superintend of the earthquake disaster reconstruction support activity "Japan Isshin Project" (2011-) Superintend of the calligraphy culture promotion “Love Letter Project” (2006―)
A Japanese calligraphic artist officially recognized by the Japanese government. Born in Japan, she dedicated herself to creation ever since she started “Sho” (calligraphy) at the age of six. Moved to Tokyo and started her professional career as a calligrapher. Her creations inherit the traditional “Sho” and express the transition from the past to a new age of “Sho” with a new perspective. Using calligraphy, Sisyu has established herself as an artist in Japanese calligraphy and she has expanded this by incorporating them into other art forms such as sculptures, media arts, and paintings. This comes in forms of etched iron calligraphy, and her latest artwork adds calligraphy etched in glasses to the collection. This has evolved into a grander scale that combines sculptures, lights, and shadows. Through this work, Sisyu symbolizes the Japanese soul of “Zen” and is consistently projecting this art form to the world.