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Shu Arakawa

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Born in 1977. A sumi-e artist from Tochigi Prefecture. He has attracted attention in recent years. Japan’s leading hand-drawing sumi-e artist who does not use a brush. Without being bound by traditional techniques or rules, he develops works that pursue dynamism power,” and “impact” with a unique touch that combines freedom, boldness, and delicacy.

His works are based on the concept of coexistence and co-prosperity with nature, and depict dragons, horses, phoenixes, etc. on a grand scale full of dynamism. His unique and unique method of painting without using a brush is unique to Japan, and his innovative motifs captivate many people. On the TV program Tochigiu La La in October 2020, he demonstrated a sumi-e performance using his unique method, showing a sense of dynamism that cannot be expressed with a brush. Many media appearances. He was the first person to be certified as a Bunka Meister in sumi-e.

At Gallery Artisans Kita-Kamakura, where he applied in September 2020, two of his works won 1st and 2nd place, with a big difference between him and 3rd place. He has produced a series of collaborative works with famous contemporary artists, calligraphers, and ink painters. He is developing the world’s first tea and ink painting tie-up products, as well as traditional cultural lanterns and ink painting tie-up products. At the event-type art solo exhibition that deviated from common sense, a collaboration event with famous investor and former HSBC Securities CEO Kenichi Tatsuzawa, held in Tokyo in July 2023 and Osaka in September 2023, 40 works were sold in two days. He was selected to join the overseas artist group FTP (Freedom Tapestry Project), which spreads the concept of free art to the world, and has disseminated his work overseas.

He has received high praise both domestically and internationally, and in June 2022, he became the world’s first sumi-e artist to have his work permanently exhibited at the Sant Pau Hospital, a world heritage site in Spain. Around the same time, his work was exhibited at the United Nations UNESCO’s Miro Hall, its headquarters in Paris. Books and catalogs featuring his works have been distributed to all major mass retailers. It will also be available as an e-book worldwide. His activities were recognized by the Thai Royal Palace and he was awarded an award. He is active with an unconventional style of activity.

(*) Wikipedia’s “Shuichi Arakawa is the same as Jun Arakawa”

Award history

受賞歴

2024-04-30
Salvador Dali awarded the title of “Artista genio del XXI ~Genius Artist of the 21st Century~” in commemoration of the 120th anniversary of his birth.

2024-03-03
The Italian-Japanese Art Association was established in the former Maeda residence, and membership was awarded.

2023-08-09 
Received Teshkel Edelim Award, Turkey-Syria Earthquake Recovery Support, Japan-Turkey Friendship Trajectory Exhibition/Letter of Appreciation from the Turkish Embassy

2023-07-21
Received the Majesty King Charity Award from the Thai Royal Family. His work “Suzaku Ranbu” was honored as an artist who governs love and peace.

2023-05-19
Awarded the Utatborolu Prize (Morion Prize) at his Iftenger Guest House in Ulaanbaatar / Works stored in Mongolian National Museum of Modern Art / Appointed as Art Goodwill Ambassador

2023-01-25
Luxembourg Art Prize Recipient of the Luxembourg Art Prize Artistic Achievement Award

2022-10-08
38th New Structure Exhibition Kanagawa Branch Exhibition Kawasaki City Board of Education Award Recipient Work “Seijyu”

2021-10-15
Sumi-e Bunka Meister Certification – First Japanese sumi-e artist to be awarded Bunka Meister. World’s first sumi-e artist awarded Bunka Meister

2020-09-01
Gallery Artisans Kita-Kamakura All about contemporary Best Work Award

2017-05-01
iiStock × PHOTOHITO co-sponsored photo contest “Life/Scenery Seasonal” Award of Excellence

Exhibition

展示実績

2024-12-06~08
Solo exhibition “Zero no Ro ~Zero no Yagura~3rd” held at Gallery Yui

2024-06-01~16
Solo exhibition “Dragon Toki” held at Kyoto Sosou Garage

2024-02-10~17
Guest exhibitor at Ginza group exhibition

2023-12-26~2024-01-30
Ningyo no Wataya XSHU Arakawa Hankyu Men’s Tokyo POP-UP EVENT store

2023-12-01~03
Solo exhibition “Zero no Ro ~Zero no Yagura~2nd” held at Gallery Yui

2023-11-18
LIGHTS Co., Ltd. collaboration project “Jurassic Art” will be held★Big event including live performance, ink painting experience, work exhibition, etc.

2023-11-14~19
Minato Writers Association Small Pieces Exhibition

2023-08-30~09-05
Kamakura Gallery ARTISANSX Yuyukai collaboration project group exhibition held

2023-08-02
Rokkakai Group CEO Hayato Morita donated and exhibited Ryusumi-e works at “Crossam Morita”

2023-07-10~08-07
Live house dressing room in Tokyo ART ON LIVE “Riz” will be held! SHU Arakawa project★Displaying the best 3 people selected at live house Tochigi

2023-06-27~07-02
Tokyo Meguro Museum of Art “No Strawberry Exhibition” works by members of Yuyu-kai will be exhibited

2023-05-19~22
International Art Symposium Mongolian National Museum of Modern Art (Ulaanbaatar) Art Poster Exhibition

2022-12-26~02-25
Works will be exhibited at Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a world heritage site. Works will be exhibited at “Nobaki”. Exhibition lasting approximately 3 months

2022-11-03
Two sumi-e works exhibited at the Tochigi City Autumn Festival: “Kanu Uncho” and “Nihon Takeru”

2022-10-21~27
Selected members of Gallery ARTISANS’ Peace Prayer Exhibition, Kamakura Art Festival/Jochiji Exhibition Work “Seijyu”

2022-10-04~09
38th New Structure Exhibition Kanagawa Branch Exhibition Venue: Art Garden Kawasaki Rebark Building 3F/Support: Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanagawa Prefectural Board of Education

2022-09-10
An event at Imagine & Design in Osaka: An unconventional art solo exhibition “Step Art Appreciation Party” Talk show/Sumi-e live performance/Exhibition and sales event Sponsored/Collaborated with: Former HSBC President Kenichi Tatsuzawa

2022-08-06
Collaboration work with female sumi-e artist Rensui “Dragon’s Miracle” will be exhibited at Tokyo Lunet Jura

2022-08-06
Event held at Tokyo Lune Jura: An unconventional art solo exhibition “Step Art Appreciation Society” Talk show/Sumi-e live performance/Exhibition and sales event Sponsored/Collaborated with: Former HSBC President Kenichi Tatsuzawa

2022-07-15~09-15
Gallery ARTISANS Virtual Kamakura Art Festival Selected member exhibition held at Jochiji Temple

2022-06-17
Donation of World Heritage Works in Barcelona, Spain; Donation of the world’s first ink painting work to Sant Pau Hospital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Barcelona; and nationwide distribution of books

2022-06-14~06-23
UN UNESCO decided to exhibit his work at the Paris headquarters Exhibition at UNESCO Paris headquarters Miro Hall / Simultaneous exhibition of SDGs message / Opening ceremony reception party held

2022-05-27
Osaka high-class creative restaurant Muzen Fukusuke Beef ink painting exhibition

2022-05-20
Go to Tochigi Exchange and Tourism Museum Kura Navi Tochigi local character sumi-e “Tochisuke Sumi-e” will be on permanent display

2022-04-01
“Seven Pillars” sponsored by ARTMAN Co., Ltd. 10 works selected from 7 selected artists will be exhibited in an online virtual gallery

2022-03-02~09
Jun Arakawa’s solo exhibition “Ryubi Houmai” held at Atelier Gallery ARTISANS Kita-Kamakura SHU SUMIE’s solo exhibition held in Kamakura, the home of art

2022-02-01
Completed collaboration work “Hosho” with Akinobu Suzuki, Chairman of the Tozai Calligraphy Association and Director of the Sankei International Calligraphy Association. Displayed at the solo exhibition “Ryuubi Houmai”

2022-01-16
SHU sumi-e works will be exhibited and exhibited at Metaverse Market Cluster Rensui Art “Japanese Zen Gallery”

2021-12-21
Christmas Piano Concert
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2021-11-16~21
Port Artist Short Works Exhibition

2021-10-28
ARTISANS Kita-Kamakura Autumn Exhibition 2021 Exhibition of work “Chocho Ranbu (Rensui Collaboration)”

2021-08-31~09-05
Ichigo Hazuki Exhibition Works exhibited at Meguro Art Museum, Tokyo

2021-08-06~16
Exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo: Work “Suzaku Ranbu” exhibited at the National Art Center, Tokyo “Contemporary Calligraphy and Art Exhibition”

2021-06-01 
Works exhibited at the largest restaurant in Pordenone, Italy; works “Tsunami” and “Samurai” will be exhibited

2021-06-01
Moka Railway works exhibition: Presenting steam locomotive ink paintings to Moka Station. Works will be specially exhibited

2021-05-19
Exhibition of work in Amsterdam, Netherlands The work “Tiamat” was exhibited at Tattoo Shop Classic Gold in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Receive a special invitation. Tea and sumi tie-up product development at Ocha no Marukyo sponsored company

2021-04-16~19
ARTRUM TOKYO Exhibition, planned by MJ Trust, works exhibited at Tokyo Daiba Grand Nikko Gallery 21. Receive a special invitation. Tea and sumi tie-up product development at Ocha no Marukyo sponsored company

2021-03-01~04-01
Works selected for Gallery Artisans Kita-Kamakura THE NIPPON exhibition and Spring Ranman exhibition

2021-01-01
Exhibited at Tokyo Big Sight’s work “Sea God Leviathan” at the MJ Trust booth

2021-01-01
Exhibited the work “Pianist of the Soul” at the Kamakura Komachi Welcome Spring Exhibition

2020-10-01
Gallery Artisan Kita-Kamakura Autumn Exhibition “Tsunami the great wave” selected

2019-09-01
Photo exhibition “People and Trains”

2017-09-01
Portrait photo exhibition “The world of light and shadow”

Product commercialization

商品化実績

2024-02-03
Officially decided to commercialize ink painting puzzles manufactured by Schaft Co., Ltd. Published on Shaft Co., Ltd. website

2022-11-01
SHU’s ink painting work nominated for use on German wine label/Wine labeling/Wine: Rissling from Erbach, Trocken

2022-06-06
Shimotsukare Brand Conference Shimotsukare Biscotti Nano no kitsune and Inu” ink painting packaging/product reservations started

2021-09-0
A collaboration and tie-up with Wataya-sama, a store specializing in festival dolls and lanterns, has been decided.A collaboration and tie-up with Wataya-sama, a long-established store specializing in festival dolls and lanterns, established in 1800 during the mid-Edo period, has been decided.

2021-03-01
World’s first tea x ink tie-up Shizuoka tea – Completed tea x ink collaboration project Commercialized in collaboration with Ocha no Marukyo. World’s first tea and ink product sales started

2021-01-01
Planning and drafting a collaborative work with Marukyo, a long-established Shizuoka tea company.

Media introduction

メディア紹介

2024-07-01
SHU Arakawa Sumi Art and History will be released as a documentary film in all states of the United States, Japan, and Germany

2024-05-20
Art information magazine Art Journal – The world of Japan’s leading artists – Jun Arakawa published

2024-04-06
Jun Arakawa was featured at the inauguration ceremony of the Italian-Japanese Art Association in the combined issue of Bunten Bunten No. 84 and 85.

2024-04-06
“Shoryu: Dependent Co-Arising” starts broadcasting on JCOM Kyoto TV

2024-02-16
RADIO BERRY FM76.4 guest appearance

2024-02-02
Tochigi Broadcasting guest appearance

2024-01-20
Guest appearance by Raji Miya

2023-11-22
Featured in the National Magazine Exhibition: Great Works in the Turkey-Syria Great Earthquake Reconstruction Support Trajectory of Japan-Turkey Friendship Exhibition Excellent Works Featured

2023-09-15
Published for the second time in the art magazine “365ART+” published simultaneously in Japan, the US and Russia. Your name will be featured on the top cover

2023-09-01
SHU’s sumi-e works will be published in academic books/Decided to be stored in about 20 world-famous museums, embassies, libraries in 47 prefectures in Japan, and the national library

2023-07-30
Appeared as a special guest on Tochigi FM Kurara

2022-07-12
“Shimotsukare Brand Conference and Sumi-e Artist Arakawa Collaboration Event” will be broadcast on Tochigi HOT Station

2022-06-28
FM Moka will also be appearing in collaboration with Cho Uehara, a Yoshimoto Kogyo comedian.

2022-06-12
Appeared on Tochigi FM Kurara art program

2022-04-09
FM Moka will be appearing on FM radio. Talk about introducing new products, product appeal, and future developments

2021-11-03
FM Moka radio appearance – Talk about the world’s first chochin x sumi-e collaboration tie-up – Radio appearance will be performed with Ningyo no Wataya, a store specializing in festival dolls and lanterns

2021-10-29
Published in Yomiuri Times Newspaper: An article about being awarded and certified as a Bunka Meister as a sumi-e artist who does not use a brush was published in the October 29 issue of Yomiuri Times Newspaper No. 498.

2021-06-30
FM Moka Radio Appearance: Promote artist activities through FM radio appearances. Broadcasting achievements as a hand drawing sumi-e artist

2021-05-12
K-MIX radio program Ochanomarukyo appeared on K-MIX Morning Whale and introduced the Cha X Sumi Project. radio distribution

2020-11-01
Scheduled to be broadcast on Tochigi Cable TV Ura La La: Works Kokuryu no Mai, Maiko”, Tsunami the great wave Garyu Tenten” Introduction: Demonstration of “Goldfish Dance” at Hand Draw Wing

2020-10-01
Appeared on Tochigi Cable TV U・La・La

Performance

パフォーマンス

2024-11-10
Kimono Day Live Performance Tochigi Dashi Hall

2024-09-06
Kaminakazato Kindergarten Live Performance/Kids Sumi-e Experience

2024-06-15
Sumi-e live performance with singer-songwriter Naomichi / Kyoto Sozo Garage

2024-05-12
Sumi-e body paint performance “RAIZ” held/Akihabara Hundred Square/Body makeup model Junki Kamino

2024-05-11
Forest Kids Nursery School Sumi-e Live Performance/Kids Sumi-e Experience Holding

2024-03-16
Collaboration sumi-e live painting x kimono x music live With Cantanua/Masushige Rice Store Live House held

2024-03-15
Body paint “Shoryu~Dependent Co-Arising” A new light of bonding held at Kyoto Sozo Garage

2024-01-07
New Year Project Parent-Child Theater Sumi-e Live Performance/Sumi-e Experience

2024-01-01
New Year’s Day Live Performance in Aeon Mall River City Himeji Fully booked from 1st to 4th floor

2023-11-18
LIGHTS Co., Ltd. collaboration project “Jurassic Art” will be held★Big event including live performance, ink painting experience, work exhibition, etc.

2023-11-05
Nobotte Q! to Ohirayama! Talk show/live performance Organizer: Team Tochisuketo Co-host: Tochigi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Young Business Managers Association

2023-10-27
Sumi-e live performance/works will be screened on the wall of Dashi Kaikan at Tochigi Flea Market Halloween

2023-09-17
Yurakucho Marui will hold a sumi-e performance/autograph session/auction at the 4th Dragon Art Festa/collaboration with jazz professional guitarist Akira Ono

2023-08-06
Tochigi Prefecture’s 150th Anniversary Kura-no-machi Summer Festival – SHU sumi-e works put on board at Dashi Kaikan/approximately 110,000 visitors

2023-07-14
Backstage at Nakameguro Live House in Tokyo “Visible Sound With SHU” Collaboration performance with famous American artist Tom Reyes / Live performance with famous musicians

2023-05-18
International Art Symposium: New Mongol Gakuen, New Mongol Harumafuji Gakuen Art Poster Exhibition/Ulaanbaatar Sumi-e Performance

2023-04-28
Important Cultural Property Osaka Central Public Hall Sumi-e live performance x classical orchestra collaboration event

2023-03-05
Tochigi Aso Hina Marche event / Sumi-e experience class held

2023-02-25
ART DINNER SHOW held at Igrek Shokudo, Tochigi City

2022-11-03
Tochigi Museum of Art MUSEE MARCHE (Musee Marche) project Sumi-e experience class/Culture Meister activities

2022-10-29
“Tochigi Flea Market Halloween Event” held. Sumi-e live performance scheduled/Original works and Wataya collaboration Sumi-e lantern exhibition scheduled

2022-09-10
An event at Imagine & Design in Osaka: An unconventional art solo exhibition “Step Art Appreciation Party” Talk show/Sumi-e live performance/Exhibition and sales event Sponsored/Collaborated with: Former HSBC President Kenichi Tatsuzawa

2022-08-06
Event held at Tokyo Lune Jura: An unconventional art solo exhibition “Step Art Appreciation Society” Talk show/Sumi-e live performance/Exhibition and sales event Sponsored/Collaborated with: Former HSBC President Kenichi Tatsuzawa

2022-05-04
Tochigi Flea Market Sumi-e Live Performance Venue: In front of Tochigi City Kuranomachi Art Museum