June 1, 2009
Kakinuma will appear on the NHK TV program “Tell Us about Your Life(Kagaijugyo – Yokoso Senpai)” .
Date and Time: Sunday 8:25-8:54 (Times available in JST only)
A well-known person in various fields return to their elementary schools they have attended to give their original lectures and lessons to children currently attending the school.
You can check timetable or more information about this TV ptrogram at;
NHK World Premium
March 10, 2009
Kakinuma recieved the 4th “Teshima-Yukei” Prize, which is awarded for the most promising artist who played an active part in the art genre mainly on the Japanese Calligrapy (Shodo) at home and abroad in the year 2008.
you can read for more information about “Teshima-Yukei” Prize at the webpages below.
(written in Japanese so please use “google translation” if you need)
February 20, 2009
Essay “ART OF THE BRUSH” written by Koji Kakinuma is published on the Japan’s Official Tourism(JNTO) website.
ART OF THE BRUSH
October 30, 2008
Kakinuma provided the title artwork of “KANPEI EARTH MARATHON” that Mr. Kanpei Hazama, popular comedian in Japan and a marathon runnner is trying to accross the earth in 2 years only by foot and by
September 29, 2008
Koji Kakinuma has contributed 3 artworks for the “VISIT JAPAN CAMPAIGN 2008-2009″ in the United States Area.
JNTO;Japan National Tourist Organization will have launched powerful campaign through advertisement for the Travel magazine, and JNTO website from Sep. 2008 to Mar. 2009.
Implementing agency：National Land and Transportation Ministry of Japan、JNTO;Japan National Tourist Organization
Where to advertise：
- Conde Nast Traveler
- National Geographic Traveler
- United Airlines Hemispheres
- Virtuoso Life
- Travel and Leisure
September 26, 2008
Kakinuma will join the Group Exhibiton at Sunshine Museum in China.
International Contemporary Art Exhibiton at Sunshine Museum
from Sep. 26 to Oct. 30
Kakinuma will join Unit four-Art of Chinese Characters.
for more information, please see http://www.ssmuseum.com/news/info_Show.asp?ArticleID=2872.
August 1, 2008
Kakinuma contributed title of the movie “Achilles and the Tortoise” (directed by Takeshi Kitano, 2008), and many artworks for this movie.
“Achilles and the Tortoise” will participate in the competition of 65th Venice Film Festival.
Takeshi Kitano : Akires to kame (Achilles and the Tortoise) Japan, 119’
Beat Takeshi, Kanako Higuchi, Yurei Yanagi, Kumiko Aso
May 13, 2008
Koji Kakinuma is selected one of the calligraphy artist who join 2008 Seoul Callligraphy Biennale, International Modern Calligraphy Exhibition. For 2008 Seoul Callligraphy Biennale, 60 artists is chosen from 20 countries in Europe, Asia, the United States and the Far East, including Korea, China, and Japan.
• Duration: May 27 – June 9, 2008
• Venue: National Seoul Art Center
for more information, please see the website below:
January 14, 2008
Koji Kakinuma will perform at the Millenium Stage in the Kennedy Center, Washington DC as part of “JAPAN! culture + hyperculture festival”.
The Kennedy Center has broadcast the Millennium Stage performances live on the web. And it also broadcast performance archives.
Performance “Trancework – the world of BAKE-MOJI”
Feb.12,2008 (Tue) 6:00pm-7:00pm
at Kennedy Center : Millennium Stage
(part of “JAPAN! culture + hyperculture” festival)
Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) is a formative art that takes as its subject the written word. Throughout history, the Japanese have not only practiced the physical act of writing, they have found artistry in it – hereby creating the art of Shodo. However, with the spread of personal computers and the idea that everything in life must be quick and efficient, the cultural traditions of Shodo is on the brink of decline.
In this age of artistic decay, Koji Kakinuma has revolutionized the world of Shodo. Kakinuma’s works make a clear break from the traditional styles of old-fashioned Shodo calligraphers, sublimating Shodo into modern art. It is this revolutionary approach that has brought him acclaim both at home and abroad.
Shodo is a unique art form that embodies both the graphic aspect of painting and the temporal aspect of music. One of Kakinuma’s specialties is a performance in which he executes a work of Shodo in concert with musicians. He has experimented various kinds of performance – from traditional to avant-garde, from figurative to abstract, from small pieces to monumental works. At Millennium Stage, Kakinuma presents an epoch-making Shodo performance with two improvisational musicians – Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese fue flute) and Tatsuya Nakatani (contemporary percussion). Using a byobu (Japanese folding screen), Kakinuma plays “the world of Bake-Moji,” the metamorphosis of simple characters into a work of abstract art. Kakinuma also presents one of his trademark innovations Trancework, in which he paints countless repetitions of a simple, powerful phrase as he falls deeper and deeper into a trance.
Kaoru Watanabe website: www.watanabekaoru.com
Tatsuya Nakatani website: http://www.hhproduction.org
for more information about the festival, see
To watch performance live on the web:access
http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/at 6 p.m. Eastern time on that days.
To watch performance as archive:access
ARTSEDGE: ipass JAPAN
performance highlights & interview(youtube)
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
Tickets and Information: 800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600
Administrative Offices: 202-416-8000
November 6, 2007
Koji Kakinuma appeared in the opening session of World Cultural Forum 2007.
Kakinuma performed for creating the artwork titled “Bun-Ka-Ryoku(the power of culture, 180x360cm)”, and the shot image of the performance was screen on the opening session.
The artwork “Bun-Ka-Ryoku” is displaying at the traveling exhibition of World Cultural Forum 2007.
For more details, please refer to the World Cultural Forum 2007 website.
Date & Time: Saturday, November 10, 2007 13:30-17:30
Place: Noh Theatre, Nara Prefectural New Public Hall (Nara Prefecture)