NEWSText: Aya Shomura

"mountain", Gazanbou Higuchi, 2014

“mountain”, Gazanbou Higuchi, 2014

From October 22nd to November 10th, a Japanese calligraphe’s solo exhibition “Gazanbou Higuchi Shodo Exhibition: Single Stroke” will be held at Granvista Gallery Sapporo, which is called “hitofudegaki” as the calligraphy style written with a single stroke of the brush. Born in Sapporo in 1941, he studied under Shosetsu Kano, well-known as a master of penmanship.


In 1960s, he had joined Bokujinkai in the opportunity to meet to Yuichi Inoue and Siryu Morita. As Higuchi’s field of calligraphy (shodo: the way of writing) is broad, in 80s he has collaborated with artists such as the fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto and the musician Ryudo Uzaki and performed much. Also now he performs and produces vigorously creative activities, and his works being lively fascinates people.

On October 22nd, his talk session with an artist Masao Okabe and a calligrapher/artist Yoichi Umeki will be scheduled.

Gazanbou Higuchi Shodo Exhibition “Single Stroke”
Date: October 22nd – November 10th, 2015
Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:00 (November 10th, till 17:00)
Talk session & reception: October 22nd, 18:30-20:30
Place: Granvista Gallery Sapporo
Address: 1F, Sapporo Grand Hotel, North 1 West 4, Chuo-ku Sapporo
Organized by Granvista Hotel & Resorts, Sapporo Grand Hotel

Tel: +81 (0)11 261 3311
Admission free

Text: Aya Shomura

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