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YABE CHOSHO PROFILE

Chosho Yabe

Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture, 1976
1995-1999 Department of Fashion Technology, BUNKA GAKUEN University
2003-2004 Instructor Master Course, Japan Education Calligraphy Art School

Born in Kawagoe, Saitama in 1976.
Chosho Yabe started calligraphy at six and acquired the master degree after 16 years of her carrier, at age 22. With accomplishing several awards in exhibition contests, Chosho went into the field of professional calligraphy art in 2006. She has performed her ‘Tradition & Innovation’ at her private exhibitions and workshops in Europe and Americas as well as Japan and other countries in Asia. Her artificial works includes; supervising calligraphy works in film, inscriptions, and logo designs. Chosho also promotes collaboration with other artists from various genres which works are widely broadcasted in media. These also brought more people to her calligraphy school in Kawagoe, where people often describe its historical beauty as ‘Mother of Edo’. From her studio in the town of warehouses, Chosho is conducting a broader range of calligraphy art and Japanese culture to the world.

・Founder and President, Masumi Calligrphy School

・Coterie, Japan Education Calligraphy Art School

・Board member of Tokyo Calligraphy Exhibition

・Member of the Japan Design Calligrapher’s Association

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▲OMAN in Muscat 2011

World Performance

Chosho shows lively performance at various types of ceremonies which includes; corporate award ceremonies recognition parties, international events and many others. Her performances are known as loridness and dynamism in beauty.

■World Performance
・The 31th International Cultural Exchange Program, JAPAN WEEK2006 (Spain Salamanca)Wrote “Jonetsu (Passion” in English)” on a canvas (W3m, L10m)in the Plaza Mayor, Madrid, 2006 Wrote “Ka Chou Fuu Sui” “Flower, Bird, Wind, Water” in English) on a canvas (W4m, L10m) in the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, 2007 ・Koedo-Kawagoe and Utamaro’s world in New York, N.Y.Collaborated with Ozo-ryu (Ozo-style) dancers and musicians in a performance held in Japanese ambassador’s residence in New York

■Collaboration
Performed with Wadaiko (Japanese drum), Koto (Japanese harp),Gakaku (Japanese traditional music and dance, violin, piano, Erhu, sword dance, and video/film

Workshop

‘Handwriting’ is one of the thing that modern IT technology kept people away from. By providing opportunities to experience Japanese cultural handwriting, calligraphy, Chosho is enhancing contributions and cultural exchanges.

Exhibition

‘Chosho has put her works out in Europe, Korea, and China, the home of calligraphy. The contradictory features of her meticulous works, suaveness and fiber, are popular especially among women not just in Japan but worldwide.

■Solo Exhibition
・“Chosho Yabe Solo Exhibition ” at abbycuore in abiko, Chiba, 2008
・“Wind”at dining bar lounge VERANDA, at azabu,Tokyo,2007
・“In the middle of a dream” at Tansaikoubou in Jurigi Kogen, Shizuoka, 2006
・“Hitomoji ART” at Niiza-Asaka Housing Stage, 2006

■Group Exhibition
・“Vocca (Calligraphy quarterly) Chairy Exhibition in commemoration of the publication” at Bungeishunju-Garo
・“Selected Calligraphers’ Exhibition, 2008” at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
・Japan-China Calligraphy Art Exchange Exhibition
(Henan Museum, Henan Province, China), 2007
・Japan-Taiwan Calligraphy Art Exchange Exhibition
(Taichung City Cultural Center, Taiwan), 2008
・Nippon Shoga Satsuei Sakuhinten
 (GuangDong Province, China), 2008

Media

Chosho aggressively comes out in the media with her works to encourage people to be fond of calligraphy, Japanese traditional art. Today, more media such as TVs, radios, newspapers and magazines are paying more attention to her works both in and out of Japan.

■TV
Hannibal TV (Tunisia) /IMFORME SEMANAL(Spain)
SMAP x SMAP (Fuji TV)/NEWS REAL TIME (NTV)
Super News (Fuji TV)/Tokoton Hatena (TV Tokyo)
Oshiete! Fudosan-oh (BS11 Digital) /Kawagoe no Josei (Kawagoe Cable TV)

■Newspaer
SYUKAN NEW YORK SEIKATU, The Japan Times,
KYODO NEWS, EL MOUND, EL ADELANTO, LA GACETA
OMAN TRIBUNE MIRROR,OMAN Arabic,Journal Santa Fe
The Nikkei, The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Asahi Shimbun, The Saitama Shimbun, The Tokyo Shimbun,The Shizuoka Shimbun, The Saitama- Yomiuri Voice, The Tokyo Shimbun Shopper, Nikkei Marketing Journal, Zeirishi Shimbun, Fuji Sankei Business i

■Books & Magazines
“anan” (Magazine House, Ltd.), “FRaU” (Kodan-sha, Ltd),
”MISS” (SEKAI BUNKA PUBLISHING INC., “MORE” (SHUEISHAInc,
”LUCI” (FUSOSHA Publishing Inc.), “mina” (SHUFUNOTOMO Co.,Ltd),
”UP TO BOY” (WANI BOOKS CO., LTD.) “Zexy Anhelo” (RECRUIT CO., LTD.)
“Moji to Visual no ii kankei graphics “ (PIE BOOKS)
“Kaku Shigoto Nyumon (Raicho-sha)
“Vocca” (Nihon Shuppan sha),
“Hatsumei” (Intellectual Property Magazine by Japan Patent Office)

▲April 3.2011 Journal Santa Fe

Address: 385,Imafuku kawagoe-city Saitama 350-1151, JAPAN

Tel: +81-90-7223-2495 E-Mail : info@yabe-chosho.com Representative: Yabe chosho

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