Kōji Takano - Creative Calligraphy Artist
In 1999 he began is art career on the streets of New York City. Since he returned to Japan he has concentrated his work to create unique characters.
With “To Live” and “To Feel” themes, he has explored the process to write kanji in direct connection to the deepest emotions of the heart.
He has been active in a wide range of activities, exhibitions, lectures and various events.
In addition, he has been performed for more than 30,000 people, using the calligraphy improvisation technique to convey the impressions of the guests.
He has designed logos, labels and Japanese sake trademarks, children’s clothing, restaurants’ products, and his work has been shown abroad in the United States and other Asian countries. Recently, his 48 works of art are on display at the world-renowned Park Hyatt Niseko HANAZONO Resort Hotel.
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