Seimei Kiyosumi (1970~) is a Japanese calligrapher with over five decades of experience, starting his journey at the age of six. He is dedicated to creating high-quality art, producing contemporary, approachable, and refined Japanese calligraphy.
Seimei Kiyosumi studied calligraphy at a university in Japan, gaining extensive knowledge in the field. After completing his graduate studies, he worked at one of Japan's top universities, the University of Tokyo. For 23 years, he engaged in three main activities: 1) researching ancient Japanese documents, 2) creating hand-copied reproductions of these documents using brushes, ink, and paper, and 3) teaching university students. He has not only pursued research and artistic endeavors but has also been an educator. In the realm of hand-copying ancient documents (#2), he was the only craftsman in Japan with this unique skill. He has also accommodated numerous media outlets and research institutions, including those from abroad, for interviews and inspections. Concurrently, he has been participating in calligraphy exhibitions since his student days and has achieved a multitude of awards over the years.
In his twenties, he won the highest prize at one of Japan's leading calligraphy exhibitions, becoming the youngest recipient of this prestigious award in history. Recently, he was awarded the "Special Jury Prize" at the 2023 "Golden Art Competition in YOKOHAMA."
Today, Seimei Kiyosumi is dedicated to creating art that conveys the sense of beauty, culture, tradition, and craftsmanship that Japanese people hold dear, sharing it with people worldwide who are drawn to Japan and hold respect for cultures beyond their own.
Furthermore, Seimei Kiyosumi donated a calligraphy frame to Aomori Hospital, one of Japan's national hospitals, in April 2023. On this calligraphy frame, he wrote the 'philosophy' of Aomori Hospital.
Aomori Hospital Philosophy: For those who are ill, tranquility For those who are healthy, happiness
With the aim of expressing the hospital's noble philosophy in a dignified manner through calligraphy, meticulous attention was given to ensuring harmony between the calligraphy artwork and the frame, down to the finest details.
The hospital staff greatly appreciated this donation, and the calligraphy frame was displayed in the auditorium where various events and activities both within and outside the hospital are held.Seimei Kiyosumi was deeply thankful, and the hospital's PR magazine featured the following statement:
"Having it installed in the auditorium, where many people come and go, is highly meaningful. Every time the staff sees this calligraphy frame, we believe it will deeply reflect on the hospital's philosophy and renew our commitment to our duties."
Seimei Kiyosumi actively engages in such donations and contributions, receiving gratitude from many people. He also participates in activities where he can utilize his skills to benefit society.
Seimei Kiyosumi believes that his calligraphy artwork becomes a "light" that brightens your interior space. We invite you to illuminate your cherished spaces with Seimei Kiyosumi's artistic "light."
Location : Japan, Tokyo, | Joined since : Oct. 10, 2023 | Seller profile : Japanese calligrapher Seimei Kiyosumi