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Kaori Isidzima

Kaori Isidzima

Kaori Isidzima

Moscow, Russia



Kaori Isidzima graduated from the Institute of Calligraphy in Ito, Japan, in 1999 and then worked in the Japanese Association of Calligraphy Training in Tokyo. Later on, between 2005 and 2008, she occupied teaching positions in Karlov University, the Association of Czech and Japanese Friendship, and David Hollis' Institute in Prague.

Currently Kaori is working in the Japan Foundation, the Japanese culture section of the All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow.

Isidzima holds a master certificate in calligraphy issued by the Association of Calligraphy Culture in Japan, and the first grade trainer rank. She was awarded at the All-Japanses student exhibition of top calligraphy works, received an honourable mention for online trainings from the Japanese Association of Calligraphy Training (approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology of Japan), and was nominated for a special award at the Association of Calligraphy's exhibition in 2003.

Kaori Isidzima held regular workshops in various locations in Russia (Saint Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Perm, Krasnoyarsk and Nizhny Novgorod) and other countries (Belarus, Turkmenistan, Japan etc.). She also participated in numerous events, including the exhibition to celebrate the opening of the 22nd Olympic Games in Sochi, held in 2014 in the Moscow Manezh, etc.

Author works

Chinese poetry (When everything's in bloom, there are a lot of people around, when the flowers fall off, no one’s around)

Red paper, brush, ink. Sosho (Cursive), 685 x 460 mm, 2017

A book of Japanese poems

Japanese paper, ink, brush, 2350 x 260 mm, 2000.

The Sutra of the Heart

Silk, ink, brush, tensho technique (seal script), 330 x 1340 mm, 1998

I Live

White paper, brush, ink, gyosho technique (semi-cursive), 685 x 460 mm, 2017

The Sutra of the Heart

Dark blue paper, golden ink, hair brush, kaisho technique (standard), 480 x 290 mm, 2017
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