I have written about the history of kanji and their stories for over 20 years, with publications and columns in magazines, websites, and newspapers.

Online and in-person Seminars

For over 20 years, I have offered seminars with audiences ranging in size from small groups to over a thousand participants.
These seminars focus on Japanese and east Asian culture, as well as kanji and language.

If you would like to learn more about customized seminars, please contact me here.

Papermaking (Environmentally friendly activities)

Give new life to used paper and newspaper.

There are many things that we humans can do to live in harmony with the planet and its other residents. One of them is to understand how the things that we use on a daily basis are made from the resources that we take from the environment.

For many years, I have run free, public paper-making workshops.
These workshops are geared towards children to help grow their awareness of the environment and the importance of our limited resources.

I hope to share with you the process of paper-making. Workshop dates for paper-making at the “showsoku Art Studio (@JAPAN)” or “showsoku volunteer class”(@Seattle,USA) will be updated here.