History

History

History of Koji Kakinuma

2010

  • Provided artwork to Japan Night 2010 Davos

2009

  • Essay “ART OF THE BRUSH” on the Japan’s Official Tourism website
  • Awarded the 4th “Teshima-Yukei” Prize
  • NHK TV program “Tell Us about Your Life”
  • Kyusyu University nameplate on a gate at Ito Campus
  • Provided artwork to Mito-Komon(Jidaigeki-Drama) Seasom 40 Poster
  • First art collection book “KOJI KAKINUMA – SHO” published
  • Kyusyu University Hospital nameplate on a gate
  • Provided artwork to TARZAN Magazine
  • NIKE HARAJUKU opening installation

2008

  • Performamce at “JAPAN! culture + hyperculture” (J.F.Kennedy Center, Washington DC)
  • 2008 Seoul Calligraphy Biennale
  • Sunshine Museum Exhibition(in China)
  • Title for the Movie “Achilles and the Tortoise”
  • VISIT JAPAN CAMPAIGN 2008-2009 USA
  • Title drawing of “KANPEI EARTH MARATHON”

2007

  • Title for NHK Taiga Drama series “Furin Kazan”
  • NHK world news interview
  • Provided art work image to AJLS website
  • Performance at Philadelphia Museum of Arts
  • Guest Artist of KODO Live
  • Performance at United Nations International School (Cherry Brossom Festival)
  • Artist-in-Residency Program at Lehigh University(Performance, Workshop, etc.)
  • NHK TV program “the Ultimate Cuisine”
  • Performances at the Kennedy Center(Washington, DC)
  • World Cultural Forum 2007(Nara, JAPAN), provided artwork “Bun-Ka-Ryoku”

2006

  • IBM JAPAN Kick Off Meeting Opening Performance
  • Nippon TV Special Program “Be TARO”
  • Exhibition -NHK HEART PROJECT- Selected Artist
  • Title artwork for NHK Special TV Program: “Ei-chan(Dear Mr. Ekichi Yazawa)”
  • Selected Artist: Seoul Calligraphy Forum
  • Asahi Super Dry Beer Incentive Products: Folding Fan “Wind”
  • BS Nippon TV Program: “Corridor of Neurons”
  • Princeton University Visiting Research Calligrapher
  • 3-Day Workshop: Princeton University
  • Performance “Tygers” Princeton University, NJ

2005

  • Private Exhibition: “Daily Confession” [at Shinjuku Isetan Department Store, Tokyo]
  • Private Exhibition: “Infinity” by Koji Kakinuma, Brushwork Artist[at Umeda Hankyu department Store, Osaka]
  • NHK Educational Channel TV Program: “NHK Junior Special”
  • NHK Educational Channel TV Program: “Teen’s Hard Debate”
  • Title Artwork for NHK TV Program “Romantic Adventure to World Heritage”
  • Exhibition: Shin Kyokushin Kai Karate, European Championship, Denmark
  • Selected Artist: Seoul Calligraphy Biennale
  • Aichi Expo(Aichi, Japan), Two Time Opening Performer: Karate Expo,
  • Main Guest: Kodo (Japanese drum performance group), Earth Celebration 2005
  • Asahi Super Dry Beer Incentive Products: Folding Fan “energy of life”
  • TV Commercial: KDDI World Service
  • NHK Educational Channel TV Program: “Top Runner”

2004

  • Title for NHK special TV program: “104 year-old Zen priest, Eihei-ji temple”
  • Private Exhibition: “HAPPINESS” by Koji Kakinuma, Brushwork Artist[at Umeda Hankyu department Store, Osaka]

2003

  • The “KUNII-SEIKAI” Prize: The 6th Calligraphy Contest of “Kunii Seikai” [Public trust fellowship]
  • TV Tokyo’s TV Program: “Anybody can be Picasso”
  • Single CD title artwork “IT’S SHOWTIME!!”, an artist & musician “B’z”
  • TV Performance: [weekly guest] NHK TV Program “Let’s Meet at Park Avenue.”
  • Title Artwork & Authorized Logos: World KARATE-DO League “Shin Kyokushin Kai”
  • Exhibition: Andrew Bae Gallery in Chicago, U.S.A.
  • Private Exhibition: “HOPE” by Koji Kakinuma, Brushwork Artist[at Umeda Hankyu Department Store, Osaka]
  • Exhibition: World Heritage Charity Art Exhibition ? PIECE of PEACE ?

2002

  • NHK TV Program: “a Happy New Year From NHK Studio Park”
  • The Huge Work Prize 50th Anniversary of Dokuritsu Shojindan Foundation
  • Private Exhibition: “KOJI KAKINUMA & Koji Kakinuma” in Utsunomiya City
  • Performance Event: “The Written Image” at N.Y. Metropolitan Museum
  • TBS [Tokyo Broadcasting System] TV Program: “Jonetsu-Tairiku(Passionate Land)”

2001

  • Book release: “Hot-blooded Brushwork School” [published by WANI MAGAGINE company]
  • Group Exhibition: “Ten In Ink” at Walsh Gallery in Chicago.

2000

  • NHK TV Program: “Human Documentary”

1999

  • The Mainichi Award (first prize), Mainichi Calligraphy Exhibition

1999

  • Graduated from Department of Visual and Performing Arts of Tokyo Gakugei (Arts and Letters) University.

1993

  • Graduated from Department of Visual and Performing Arts of Tokyo Gakugei (Arts and Letters) University.

1989

  • Started studying under Ichijo Uematsu.

1986

  • Started studying under Yukei Teshima.

1970

  • Born in Tochigi Prefecture.