Born in 1956 in Osaka, Yuuko Suzuki began studying calligraphy at the age of six with several renowned masters, including Namboku Sumiyama. After her studies at universities in Tokyo and Paris she settled in Paris where she has been teaching since 1990. She is Professor of Japanese Calligraphy at the Maison de la Culture du Japon and at the Guimet Museum in Paris. She also arranges courses in Kyoto for her Parisian students. Yuuko Suzuki is also a painter and interior designer. Her frequent travels overseas have provided her with many new artistic influences. She regularly exhibits in France and abraod, and her works are shown in many museums.
If you're looking to add a dash of the Orient to your projects then this book invites you to 'discover' the history and the ways of the kana and kanji characters. From familiarising yurself with the four treasures of calligraphy (the brush, ink, ink stone and paper) to actually writing the characters, uninterrupted, for the most natural, flick-of-the-wrist finishes, this book certainly makes for a fascinating read.* Papercraft Inspirations *