Ren is an artist who specialises on ‘Shodo’, Japanese traditional calligraphy. He was conferred Consul-General's Commendation on in 2016.
After holding exhibitions in Tokyo and Osaka, he moved his centre of activity to Sydney in 1996.
Now his work can be seen all over NSW through his exhibitions. In addition, he has held various performances and workshops at many occasions including the NSW Art Gallery, the Japanese Embassy’s Candle Festival and the Cowra Japanese Gardens.
He has also taken the role of Kanji (Japanese characters) Demonstration in the SBS Japanese learning show ‘Nihongo Daisuki’ and other Chinese learning shows.
In recent years he has also impressed overseas audiences with many activities including his exhibition in Dubai and performance at the Japan Day in New Zealand, to which he was invited by the Auckland Consulate of Japan.
In 2010 his work ‘Furusato’ (En: place of origin) was approved by the Japanese Foreign Ministry as a national property of Japan, meaning his artistic talent is now recognised by two nations(Australia and Japan). This work is now housed at the Japanese Embassy in Canberra.
He holds Shodo classes in Sydney, and is endeavouring to pass his talent to future generations.
Ren participated in production of Hollywood movie “The Wolverine” (2013) as a calligrapher.
By Eugene Penna (attended on 17 Oct 2018)
By Lana Habl (attended on 22 Sep 2018)
By Kye (attended on 18 Aug 2018)
By Renate Carius (attended on 31 Jul 2018)
By Katherine Smith (attended on 16 Jul 2018)
By Zackery (attended on 9 Jul 2018)
By Kate Ahmad (attended on 3 May 2018)
By Jane (attended on 20 Apr 2018)
By Samantha (attended on 21 Mar 2018)
By Melanie Ozanne (attended on 27 Dec 2017)
By Lee (attended on 9 Sep 2017)
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