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About Us

Meito Shodo Kai Calligraphy Association was established in 1996 as a non-profit organization and has been approved and registered as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization since 2007.

Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) is an art form in which the brush creates living art utilizing the balance between lines and space. Meito Shodo Kai Calligraphy Association aims to promote this traditional Japanese art form in the United States through education and exhibition. With locations in the states of Washington, Oregon, and California, Meito Shodo Kai members are actively involved in communities and strive to spread the appreciation of the art form as it is passed down, from masters to their students.

The organization is one of the largest Japanese calligraphy association in the United States with over one hundred members, many of whom have received top awards at prestigious calligraphy competitions in Japan and US. Meito Shodo Kai pursues the graphic beauty of kanji (Chinese characters imported to Japan and still used today)  from various aspects of style and expression.

Anyone who understands and supports the organizational goals can become a member of Meito Shodo Kai through an approval process by board members.