Biography of Suikou Shimon

Birth

  • Born in Kyoto, Japan

1951-1962

  • Lessons in Shodo (calligraphy) and Sumie (ink painting) from Prof. Teikan Kitamura, Prof. Unzan Kanno and Prof. Suiho Yoshida

1962-1965

  • Student of Prof. Hakunanken Tairoshi: Chanoyu
  • Futabakai Haiku school in Nagoya

1965

  • National Shodo exam at the Japanese National Shodo Association, 6th Dan, Japan

1965-1967

  • Study of Medicine in Kyoto
  • Student at the Mushakoji- and Korin-an-school: Chanoyu, Kyôto

1972-1977

  • Study of Art at the Saga Art Academy (university of the imperial residence) in Saga, Kyoto

1977

  • Resettlement in West Berlin

1986

  • Foundation of the Saga Art Academy in Germany
  • Honorary professorship for Shodo at the Saga Art Academy in Kyoto - 10th Dan

1987-90

  • Lecturer in Japanese Calligraphy at the Berlin University of the Arts

1989-2011

  • Lecturer in Bokudo (abstract calligraphy), Chanoyu (tea ceremony) and Ikebana at the Humboldt University of Berlin

1990

  • Professor and director of the Saga Art Academy in Germany

1992-2004

  • Member of the GEDOK (The Society of the Association of Women Artists and Art Friends)

1996

  • Single exhibition at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris (Bokudo and Bokuchu - abstract ink painting)

2002

  • Outstanding lecturer award by the Humboldt University of Berlin

2004-2006

  • Member of the Art House Tacheles Berlin

2009

  • Haiku stone monument at the Zuishin-in temple (former residence of Ono no Komachi) in Kyoto

2010

  • Calligraphies at the Berlin Musical Instrument Museum
  • Member of the International Ikebana Association

2012

  • Bokudo stone monument in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2013

  • UNESCO Bokuchu and Bokudo exhibition in La Paz, Bolivia
  • UNESCO project in Bolivia: The Way of the Ink, performance with theme "Kamigami"

2015

  • Publication of "Gutes ist am besten gleich getan" (Make haste to do what is right), textbook for 3rd and 4th grade