Born in Usuki Oita, Japan. Currently lives in Portland, Oregon USA.
She started learning Shodo at the age of 6 and in her 30's, she studied under Master Sekko Daigo (Oregon), and under Master Futo Suzuki's (Japan) curriculum.
Shodo is a medium that expresses the inner potential of the individual and allows you to take notice of your true self. Through her shodo performance, she demonstrates the limitless possibilities of expression and challenges the leading edge of her art.
Through Shodo, people are able to release a light that has always been there deep inside their souls. Sora is bringing this experience to American Schools and workplaces through her many workshops. By releasing that light in each and every one of us, we will be able to build a more free, diverse, and beautifully peaceful world together.
The ancient practice of Shodo, using instruments gifted to us by Mother Nature with our own hand, allows us to quiet our hearts, and express our true nature through figurative art. One of the important characteristics of Shodo is that it builds mindfulness of your inner self, which is much needed in today's hectic materialistic world where life is a competitive struggle for more. By continuing to produce her shodo art work, Sora would like to inspire people all over the world to express themselves freely and portray their emotions through practicing this form of traditional Japanese art.
書道は個々の可能性を引き出す媒体 (medium) であると考え