President of Sho International
Honorary vice-president of Kyoto Calligraphers
President of Bokushin Calligraphy School
A member of Kyoto City Art & Culture
An honorary member of Art & Culture promoting
Committee of Shimogyo-ward, Kyoto City
Special instructor of Kyoto Saga Art College
1. CHRONOLOGY (partly extracted)
1942 Born in Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture,
1967 Graduated from Doshisha University, Kyoto,
1968 - 1974 Studied Sho, Japanese calligraphy under
master Goshin YASUI
1980 Established Bokushin Calligraphy School, Kyoto,
1982 Demonstrated for the public at the Space of
Pierre CARDON, Paris
1984 - 1991 Executive director of Kyoto Calligraphers
1987 Established Sho International and began teaching
mainly foreign artists and scholars
1989 Demonstrated at the National Museum of the
1992 Gave an intensive lecture at Academia di Belle
Arti di Brera, Milan
1992 -1996 Invited to Milan by Centro di Cultura
Italia-Asia to give seminars every year
1995 Invited by the Contemporary Art Museum to take
part in the exhibition The Four Major Artists of Oriental Calligraphy and gave
a lecture and public demonstration.
Invited by Lignes d'Orient Association to show
Shingai's Art World of Calligraphy and to give public lectures/demonstrations
at the printing Museum of Lyon.
A special interview with the head of the MIT Japan
1996 Invited by the Lignes d'Orient Association to
show the exhibition of Shingai's Art World at the City Gallery, Aix en Provence
and to give public lectures/demonstrations.
Invited by the French government to the cultural
programme of the G7
LyonSummit to open his solo exhibition and to give
public lectures/ demonstrations.
1997 Invited by Lignes d'Orient Association to preside
at the Japan Art Exhibition at the Palace of Commerce in Lyon and to give the
first intensive public seminar.
Gave a lecture/demonstration at the Catholic Training
Centre in Ecully.
Lectures/demonstrations during the Japan week to
celebrate the year of Japan in France.
1998 Invited by Radio France to the music festival
Présence 1998 to give three special concerts of Haiku, Music, Sho.
Invited by In and Out music promotion association and by Conservatoire
Supérieur National de Musique to give three special concerts of Haiku,
Music, Sho in Lyon.
2. EXHIBITIONS (partly extracted)
1982- Invited to many exhibitions in foreign
countries, including France, Canada, Denmark and Spain.
1989 Presided the First Sho International Exhibition
1990 The first solo exhibition at ABL Gallery,
1991 Presided the second Sho International Exhibition
1992 Presided the third Sho International Exhibition
at the Kyoto International Community House.
The second solo exhibition at the Gallery St Fedele in
1993 The third solo exhibition at the Art Space of St
1994 The fourth solo exhibition at the Art Space of St
1995 The Major Four Artists of the Orient Exhibition,
presided by the Contemporary Art Museum of Genoa, Italy.
The fifth solo exhibition at the Printing Museum of
The sixth solo exhibition at the Art Space of St
1996 The seventh solo exhibition presided by the
French government in the cultural programme of the G7 Lyon Summit.
The eighth solo exhibition at the City Gallery of Aix
1997 Presided the Japan Art Exhibition at the Palace
of Commerce in Lyon.
1998 Shingai's Art World at Conservatoire
Supérieur National de Musique de Lyon.
1999 Guest artist in mixed show East of Edinburgh at
Stenton Gallery, Scotland.
2001 Oya-ko at Edinburgh Festival, Scotland with Stenton