甫祐 佐久間

Artist and Teacher in 小金井市, 日本

甫祐 佐久間

Artist and Teacher in 小金井市, 日本

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Hello, my name's Akiko Sakuma (佐久間明子).

But the name I use in calligraphy is Hoyu Sakuma

(佐久間甫祐).

I teach English to Japanese students at an English School called ECC.

My major at my college was English literature, and I have been studying calligraphy since I was eight.

I enjoy teaching calligraphy to both Japanese students and also to exchange students from the U.S.A. at my classroom.

Delve into Japanese culture with calligraphy! Sign up for my calligraphy lessons here through the "Take My Class" button at the top.

You can read my interview with philosopher Akshay Srivastav on my Facebook page here.

My expertise in calligraphy is writing poems with kana, which is one of the alphabets of Japanese.

My works were exhibited at the Mainichi Shodo-ten, the largest calligraphy exhibition in Japan, every year since 2012. My works were also exhibited at the Nisshoten, another reputable calligraphy exhibition, and at that exhibition I received the Honorable Mention Award in 2012, and a merit award in 2014.

I am qualified as rank one calligrapher "一科" for Nisshoten.

You can check out my work here.

I was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1960 and I continue to live in Tokyo. I have a husband and two children.

  • Work
    • a Japanese calligraphy teacher, an English teacher
  • Education
    • Tsuda College