Kayou Kitakomi Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition at The Nippon Gallery

Kayou Kitakomi Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition: IKIRU – Live in the moment, Treasure and focus on the now

Thursday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 21

The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club – 145 W. 57th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), 7th Floor

Admission Free

Kayo Kitakomi, a Japanese calligrapher living in Kochi Prefecture, bases her works on the theme of “Living and Alive!” She vigorously holds solo and group exhibitions in Japan and overseas, pursuing the possibilities of calligraphy through collaborations with other genres.

The Nippon Club will exhibit many calligraphy works on the theme of “living” while interweaving Sumi ink and Japanese culture. One piece is Hymns: Living. This large-scale work created with the thought, “In this day and age, when we are in the COVID-19 disaster and seeing distant wars in real time, we cherish this moment and live with this moment.”

Kayou Kitakomi Hymn -Living

Before the exhibition, Kitakomi said, “I am creating a world of Sumi ink clothed in the traditions of Japan, picking up what I feel from everyday life and hoping that they will be a hymn to a life full of joy living. I am happy to meet many people along with my work in New York, a city fascinated by the energy, a crucible city of races, and I have visited it many times.”

In this exhibition, unique works that go beyond the concept of calligraphy will also be exhibited. Kitakomi is not bound by a single style or way of thinking. She is always looking for new expressions. -Always the beginning- is Kitakomi’s motto, and this exhibition will make you look forward to something starting again.

Kayou Kitakomi “Live”

The Nippon Gallery Hours

Monday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

For more information about the exhibition, please visit The Nippon Club’s website.

About Kayou Kitakomi

Kayou Kitakomi

Born in Kochi Prefecture, Kayou Kitakomi is a former independent scrivener of Dokuritsu Shojindan Foundation (Independent Sho Artists). She is active in various fields through calligraphy. Kitakomi has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout Japan and worldwide.

Her work appears alongside illustrations by the award-winning artist Yutaka Murakami at the Kochi Municipal Ryōma’s Birthplace Memorial Museum, introducing the story of the famous samurai Ryoma Sakamoto, who helped overthrow Japan’s feudal government. The galleries of Hotel Okura and the Imperial Hotel have also handled her work.