SORA = Universe
SHO = Writing + DO = Tao
Sora's creation, technique and philosophy are inspired by the deep history of Japanese Calligraphy. Born in Usuki Oita, Japan, Sora started learning shodo at the age of 6. More recently she has focused on the bokutensha method, studying under Master Futo Suzuki in Japanand Sekko Daigo in Portland, OR where she has built a portfolio of varied accomplishments, including referenced articles, exhibitions, and academic achievements.
Sora combines striking and meaningful visual art with entrancing performance art. Through her shodo performance, Sora demonstrates the limitless possibilities of expression and challenges the leading edge of her art.
In collaboration with musicians, dancers, and artists, each moment is spontaneously created together in synergy with the audience. The energy of the group is translated into art as Sora facilitates an experience of oneness in the present moment.
Waker of Light
Sora is an artistic medium revealing the soul through performance. Utilizing meditation, artistic expression, and Tao, Sora connects people to their inner light so they can then authentically connect with others. Overcoming competition and separation she transcends cultural boundaries through art.
ShoDo for World Peace
Through Shodo, people are able to release the light of their soul, and by releasing that light in
each and every one of us, together we can build a more free, diverse, and beautifully peaceful world together.
Sora is bringing the ShoDo experience to people around the world with her captivating performances and workshops.
書道は個々の可能性を引き出す媒体 (medium) であると考え