Japanese Calligrapher


Kagari Tsukioka (hereinafter referred to as Kagari) is a calligrapher based in Kanazawa and active throughout the country. Calligraphy can be called calligraphy, and there are several types of calligraphy, including ``Rinsho,'' where you follow a model and write exactly as you follow, but you can freely arrange the shape and arrangement of the letters as if you were drawing a picture to express the theme you want to convey. Mr. Tsukioka, who expresses his work, is a calligrapher artist who is active in the field of "creative calligraphy."

What I am good at is writing poems that I create by considering all the people, things, things, lessons, lessons, and feelings I have encountered so far as experiences. Kagari's unique letters, drawn in shades of ink, give the words a rhythm that captures the viewer's heart as if they were alive. And the fans named it "Kagari Uta".

In addition to ``kagari-uta,'' which is written poetry, I also create ``ink letter art,'' which uses kanji and other characters as calligraphy.

Kagari entered the world of calligraphy at the age of six. When he was in his first year of high school, he already achieved the highest rank, 8th dan, and began teaching calligraphy to children as an assistant to a calligraphy class teacher. As I mastered calligraphy, my dream of becoming a creative calligrapher grew. Even after becoming a member of society, I could not give up on that dream, so I quit my job and started my career as a creative calligrapher.

Held his first solo exhibition in 2001. Although he was a newcomer, he set the entrance fee at an aggressive 1,000 yen, and over two days, 200 people showed up, surprising the public. Since then, he has held or participated in more than 40 solo exhibitions and exhibitions in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Ishikawa, Toyama, Niigata, Paris, across the country, and overseas. Currently, we receive various requests from companies, affiliated organizations, etc. for logos, philosophy, titles, store names, etc.

It is said that when you take a brush to paper, your concentration increases and, in a sense, you enter a world of nothingness. It's probably a similar feeling to religious training. Kagari eventually became attracted to the charms of the three sacred mountains of Mt. Fuji, Mt. Hakusan, and Mt. Tateyama. In his hometown of Kanazawa, he was in charge of creating the title to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the founding of the sacred mountain Hakusan, and also appeared on the special program "The Four Seasons of Hakusan" on Hokuriku Asahi Broadcasting.

Currently, I call myself a Ryu calligrapher artist. By the way, in ancient China the dragon was considered the creator of all living things. In addition, the Five Dragon Gods play a role in the Five Elements philosophy, which states that all things are made up of the five elements: wood, fire, metal, water, and earth. In this way, dragons are a special existence that is indispensable when talking about the world.

Kagari expresses the worldview of the universe, the universe, heaven and earth, and the world of ``beyond the five senses'' that appears at the moment they connect with the inner soul, as ``dragons that live in each of them.'' . The new theme brings out new possibilities for Kagari, leading to the production of outstanding art.


First solo exhibition
Collection of works “Siro” published nationwide
Published a collection of e-book application works to the world from Apple's Apple Store
Art calligraphy proverbs calligraphy class started
Miss Universe Japan Toyama Competition BC (Beauty Camp) Lecturer
Title written to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of Mt. Hakusan, one of Japan's three most sacred mountains.
Hokuriku Asahi Broadcasting special program “Four Seasons of Hakusan” calligraphy and appearance
NHK Kanazawa Broadcasting Station catchphrase writing
Miss Universe Japan Ishikawa Competition BC Lecturer
Gyokurenzan Shinjoji 500th Anniversary Dye Brush Dedication
Hankyu Osaka Umeda solo exhibition & workshop held
Participated in France Paris exhibition
Participated in Tokyo Ginza exhibition
Participated in Nagoya Mitsukoshi Sakae Exhibition