CELEBRATING OUR 65th ANNIVERSARY 1950-2015
The Japan Calligraphy Education Society was founded in 1950 by two of the most renowned calligraphers of the Showa Era: Saishu Onoue (1876-1957) and Saisui Ishibashi, Ph.D. (1896-1993). In those days, the Japanese educational system was dealing with the chaotic aftermath of WWII. Calligraphy was abolished from mandatory education, and its study fell into decline.
PROMOTING TRADITIONAL CALLIGRAPHY EDUCATION
Aiming at reviving calligraphy in Japan, Ishibashi invited Onoue to together establish the Japan Calligraphy Education Society to promote traditional calligraphy education beyond school, setting forth its principles: Gaku – Learning, Gei – Artistry, and Dou – Discipline.
OFFERING DIVERSE LEARNIND STYLES TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.
Since its inception, The Japan Calligraphy Education Society has devoted its efforts to the promotion and study of calligraphy. The publication of the Society’s monthly magazine, Fuji, forms a core of its activity. Currently, tens-of-thousands of people of a wide age range are studying calligraphy using Fuji, and are challenging themselves to attain Dan/Kyu (the proficiency level issued by the Japan Calligraphy Education Society). Fuji is also selected and used by our 2,000 teaching partners throughout Japan and overseas.
We also offer correspondence courses approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, For correspondence courses application and enquiry linkrun Shogakuin Schools in six locations across the country.
Teaching accreditation is granted to those who have successfully passed the Society’s examination.
EXHIBITIONS PROVIDING AN IDEAL OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT YOUR WORKS.
A series of exhibitions are being organized by the Japan Calligraphy Education Society to provide an ideal opportunity for calligraphers, artists and students alike to present their works and compete with each other. Many prestigious awards, including the Prime Minister's Award and the Minister of Education Award, have been bestowed to the most exceptional pieces.