Began Japanese calligraphy since age 6, I loved to draw characters from a young age and started to learn western calligraphy in my college days. After worked at the advertising company, resolved to go to UK to specialized western calligraphy in 1999. Gained HND in calligraphy, illumination and heraldic art at the Reigate School of Art and Design. Received the award for outstanding achievement in calligraphy from the scriveners company.
Worked for London Scribes afterward, where I had valued experiences of calligraphy business with many clients. Had my first solo exhibition in London in 2004.
Have been working as a freelance calligrapher, teaching workshops based in Japan. I enjoy my passion for every calligraphic lines of our beautiful world, believing calligraphy spirit transcends national boundaries.
Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society (FCLAS)
Director of NPO Japan Letter Arts Forum
BOOKS: AUTOMATIC PEN (Calligraphy Books), 2008 / CALLIGRAPHY BOOK(Author Minako Sando) Co-Authord 2011


2017.1 Select shop ‘Atelier Ninon’ logo design, brochure & advertisements (Tokyo)
2016.11 Jewelry brand “NOJESS” Christmas logo design, advertising in several woman’s magazines (Tokyo)
2016.6 Asahi Newspaper “Calligraphy’s Tomorrow” work posted (Tokyo)
2015.5 Yearbook Japan Package Design (Published by JPDA) A print company’s anniversary logo design (Tokyo)
2014.12 “TEN-NEN SEIKATSU” February issue (published by Chikyu-maru) Interview (Tokyo)
2014.11 Jewelry brand “agete” Christmas logo design, advertising in several woman’s magazines (Tokyo)
Zine “J” (published by ZUAN-KA), Posted brush roman letter “J” (Tokyo)
2013.7 FM Salus (Yokohama Community FM) Interview (Yokohama)
2013 Living Letters Ⅴ ‘Writing on the Edge’ 1 work selected/CLAS (UK)
‘TYPOGRAPHY’ issue 4 Interview/Graphicsha Publishing (Japan)
Charity Calendar 2014 (designed by Noriyuki Kasai) 2 works listed (Japan)
2012 The Anniversary Exhibition ‘Celebrate Calligraphy’ 1 work selected/SSI (UK)
2011 Co-author ‘Calligraphy Book’ (by Minako Sando)/Seibundo-shinkosha
‘The SCRIBE’ No91 winter/SSI (UK)
2010 Letter Arts Review Annual issue 24 vol.2/JNB (US)
2009 Letter Arts Review Annual issue 22, vol.3, 2works selected/JNB (US)
Letter Arts Review Annual issue 23, vol.4, 2works selected/JNB (US)
Japan & Belgium Exhibition/J-LAF (Japan)
Calligraphy NewsLetter, vol.52 articles (Japan)
2008 Letter Arts Review Annual issue 22,vol.3, 2 works selected/JNB (US)
The Edge vol.13 issue 3 spring/CLAS (UK)
‘East Writes West’ Exhibition 3 works selected (Belgium & US)
Author Book ‘AUTOMATIC PEN’/Calligraphy books, Issunsha (Japan)
2007 Calligraphy Club vol.23–25 articles/CLA (Japan)
2006 Calligraphy Club vol.20, 21 articles/CLA (Japan)
‘full full’ vol.22 articles/KCF (Japan)
2005 ‘The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy & Illuminated Letters’
Janet Mehigan/Mary Noble, Quarto Publishing (UK)
Calligraphy NewsLetter vol.34, 35 articles (Japan)
2004 Letter Arts Review ‘Black and White’ issue, 1 work selected/JNB (US)
The Edge vol.10 issue 3 winter/CLAS (UK)
Living Letters Ⅱ, 2 works selected/CLAS (UK)
2002 ‘West meets East’ Calendar, 3 works selected (Germany)
The Edge summer, 2 works selected/CLAS (UK)
‘Living Letters’ Fellows Exhibition, 4 works selected/CLAS (UK)
‘Passie voor Letters’ Marianne Heemskerk, Cantecleer Baarn (Netherlands)
Calligraphy Club vol.6, interview/CLA (Japan)
2001 Calligraphy NewsLetter vol.20, 21, 23, articles (Japan)


2017.11 Environmental Poster & Calendar Exhibition (Tokyo)
2017.6 Artists' charity fair and exhibition (Tokyo)
2017.3 ‘The Art of Letterong’ Exhibition (Tokyo)
2016.12 Busan International Typographic Exhibition (Busan, Korea)
2016.11 Environmental Poster & Calendar Exhibition (Tokyo)
2016.7 Calligraphers Guild Exhibition (Tokyo)
2016.6 Artists' charity fair and exhibition (Tokyo)
2015.12 Christmas Exhibition At Tokyo Gas Showroom(Yokohama)
2015.11 ‘Three People Exhibition’ (Kyoko.Y, Yoko.N, Mikiko.I) Special Display (Yokohama)
Environmental Poster & Calendar Exhibition (Tokyo)
2015.6 Artists' charity fair and exhibition (Tokyo)
Calligraphy Net-Work Exhibition (Tokyo)
2015.3 ‘The Art of Letterong’ Exhibition (Tokyo)
2014.8 Calligraphers Guild Exhibition (Tokyo)
2014.6 Artists' charity fair and exhibition (Tokyo)
2013.6 Artists' charity fair and exhibition (Tokyo)
2013.10 Kobe Calligraphy Forum Exhibition FINALE (Kobe)
Living Letters 5“Writing on the edge”/CLAS (UK London)
2013.7 Calligraphy Exhibition in Kagurazaka (TOKYO)
2013.3 Calligraphy Class Exhibition “beyond the words” (Tokyo)
2012.7 Calligraphers Guild Exhibition (Tokyo)
2012.3 ”The Art of Lettering” Exhibition (Tokyo)
2011.6 Kobe Calligraphy Forum Exhibition (Kobe)
The 90th Anniversary of SSI, Celebrate Calligraphy (UK London)
International Calligraphy & Letter Arts Exhibition (IRELAND Dublin)
2010.10 Calligraphers Guild Exhibition (Tokyo)
2010.3 Calligraphy Exhibition in Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
2009.11 Living Letters 3 “Small Objects of Desire”/CLAS (Uk Surrey))
2009.10 Calligraphy & Illumination Class Exhibition (Tokyo)
2009.7 Itoya Calligraphy Exhibition (Tokyo)
Japan-Belgium Exhibition (Yokohama)
Japan Calligraphy Net-Work Exhibition (Tokyo)
2009.4 Kobe Calligraphy Forum Exhibition (Kobe)
J-LAF Spring Exhibition (Tokyo)
2008.10 SLLA Annual Exhibition (UK London)
2008.7 “East Writes West” Exhibition/J-LAF (UK Cicago)
Calligraphers Guild Exhibition (Tokyo)
2008.3 Calligraphy Class Exhibition “across time and space”(Tokyo)
2007.8 East Writes West /J-LAF (BELGIUM Bruges)
2007.7 Japan Calligraphy Net-Work Exhibition (Tokyo)
2007.6 Kobe Calligraphy Forum Exhibition (Kobe)
2006.10 The Kazui Press Exhibition (Tokyo)
2006.7 Calligraphers Guild Exhibition (Tokyo)
2005.10 Showed 10 new pieces at the Typography Conference (UK London)
2005.7 Japan Calligraphy Net-Work Exhibition (Tokyo)
2004.10 The First Solo Show (UK London)
SLLA Annual Exhibition (UK London)
2004.3 SLLA Spring Exhibition (UK London)
2004 Living Letters “Celebrating ten years of excellence”/CLAS (UK Surrey)
2003.10 SLLA Annual Exhibition (UK London)
2003.5 Haiku Exhibition at Brighton Festival (UK Brighton)
SLLA Spring Exhibition (UK London)
2002.10 Living Letters Fellows Exhibition/CLAS (UK Surrey)
SLLA Annual Exhibition (UK London)
2001.9 Reigate College of Art Diploma Show (UK Surrey)
1999.3 Japan Calligraphy Net-Work Exhibition (Tokyo)
1998 Japan Calligraphy Association Exhibition (Tokyo)
1997 Japan Calligraphy Association Exhibition (Tokyo)