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.
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