About Me

Calligrapher, artist and experienced teacher


Let me introduce myself.

Born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan, I started practicing Shodo at the age of five under the creative supervision of her grandmother,
a distinguished GAYU calligrapher.

Later I began to take lessons at a Gayu calligraphy school. This laid a solid foundation not only for her development of the various layers of calligraphy technique and skills but also for the SUMIE technique in calligraphic design.

During my student years in London, she volunteered and assisted calligraphy classes for children in Japan and London. Since 2000 I work as a freelance artist and a professional calligrapher in Europe and Japan.

Besides creating various media of calligraphy works and Neo-Japonism art,
she gives courses and workshops on “SHODO-the art of traditional Japanese calligraphy” in Europe since 2002.
Yes, my passion for learning and teaching SHODO and the interest in developing the effective method of teaching this beautiful form of art has always been expanding.


©RIE  TAKEDA school of shodo

One thought on “About Me

  1. I find you in so many places. Merry Christmas Rie, My desire to learn has a new spark. My email is ronlambertson@gmail.com. 自己紹介をできるため連絡したいんですけど。無理だったら大丈夫です。何時までも応援して上げますから。I have just become such a big fan of Rie Takeda. Thank You,心から ありがとうございます、よろしくお願いいたします。
    With so much Respect
    Ron Lambertson.


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