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根本みき

Miki Nemoto, Calligrapher

- Bringing joy to people through calligraphy -

Born in the city of Shirakawa in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture,

Miki Nemoto came to Tokyo in 2015 and set out to forge her own path. With a desire to bring the joy of calligraphy to as many people as possible, she makes appearances at events and travels around Japan as part of the wide range of activities she is engaged in.

While she continues to learn traditional calligraphy styles she retains her own unique style, and on a substrate of the experiences she has had and the things she perceives with her senses she incorporates a variety of cultural elements into her work to express her thoughts and feelings through her calligraphy.

The first ever solo exhibitions of her work will be held in Fukushima and Tokyo in July 2020.

Works

Whether it is a favorite word or phrase, a naming book, a corporate philosophy or a store logo, Miki will select the style of character and framing that best suit your requirements, and after first gaining a thorough understanding of what you desire and what you are hoping for, she will provide you with your own completely exclusive work. Characters rendered in black ink have a unique warmth that simply cannot be replicated in digital form.

       

Original calligraphy works

- As an interior decoration or a present -
Miki can produce a work of calligraphy featuring your favorite character or phrase. She will create a work that meets your needs in terms of size and framing, and provide you with a piece of calligraphy that is completely original and unique.

◆Time required from order to delivery
Framed works: minimum of 1 month (approx.)
*The time required depends on the volume of orders Miki currently has. Please inquire if you require a rapid turnaround.
◆Included in the price
1. Design fee
2. Affixing/backing fee
3. Framing fee
*Shipment costs not included.
*If you do not know what characters or words you would like, an additional fee for proposals is applicable.

Size Frame dimensions/cm (reference) Reference price (exc. tax)
S   24x27      From ¥20,000
M   34x42     From ¥55,000
L   50x100     From ¥120,000
LL   100x160     From ¥200,000
*Designs and size differ according to the expressive techniques used and other factors, so a quote will be provided after a meeting to discuss the details of your order. Proposals can also be made to fit your budget, so please feel free to inquire.
*The above sizes and prices are for reference only. Designs have many variables including the number of characters, content, and frame type, so a proposal for a size and design to meet your requirements will be provided.

List of works

Ink brush character designs

- As a logo designs for a store or product -
Miki will produce the characters that fit your vision or your intended use and provide you with a completely unique design. This is perfect for those with a focus on originality and who want something completely different.

◆Time required from order to delivery
Data delivery: minimum of two weeks (approx.)
*The time required depends on the volume of orders Miki currently has. Please inquire if you require a rapid turnaround.
◆Included in the price
1. Design fee
2. Usage rights for the work
3. Data for the work

◆Intended use Reference price (exc. tax)
Business card/doorplate From ¥12,000
Leaflet/pamphlet title characters From ¥30,000
Product logo From ¥50,000
Character for company name/billboard/advertising From ¥100,000
Other Please inquire
*The fee for ink brush character designs varies depending on the number of characters, scale of use, and other factors, so a quote will be provided after a meeting to discuss the details of your order.
*Paper size varies depending on the number of characters and the intended use, so an appropriate size will be selected after a meeting to discuss the details of your order.

List of works

Activities

Lessons and hands on experiences
Miki teaches both brush and pen-based calligraphy in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo.
In these lessons you can learn the basics and the main points for creating your own works.
The lessons center around the concept of having fun while improving.
She also runs occasional workshops in calligraphy and ink brush painting that aim to provide a boundary-free venue to enjoy free expression.

Calligraphy and ink brush painting performances
Miki can provide live performances that suit your event.
Only with a live performance can an audience see the movement of the brush, the expression of the ink, and the emotions of the face of the calligrapher close up.
Miki is also open to collaborations with musicians, dancers, and other people for the purpose of sharing free expression through art.
You can keep any art that is produced in a performance as commemorative works.

Artwork

- Encounter traditional Japanese culture -
A calligraphy performance is an exciting way to get a close up look at the process of calligraphy in which a blank piece of paper becomes a finished work.
You can think of a performance being to calligraphy as what a concert is to music. In a calligraphy or ink brush painting hands on experience, you get to create your own works.
As well as brushes, you will also use things including cloth, sprays, and cardboard to create works with a focus on art.
You can keep the works you produce as a souvenir and a reminder of your time in Japan.
◆Making a request
The date and time, venue, fees, and other such matters will be decided after a meeting to discuss the details of your request.
Please feel free to make inquiries via email.

◆Main content
1. Calligraphy and ink brush painting performances
2. Calligraphy and ink brush painting hands on experiences
3. Collaborations
4. Exhibitions
*Please feel free to make inquiries via email if you have any other requirements

List of works

Calligraphy and ballpoint pen lessons

Miki provides both brush and pen-based calligraphy lessons for non-Japanese people.
Examples will be produced during the lesson, so lessons can be adapted to the pace of each individual student.
These lessons allow you to learn the basics and the main points for creating your own works.

◆Location
Hama House, Nihonbashi Hamacho
(Hamacho 3-10-6, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)

◆Nearest stations
Suitengumae (3 mins), Hamacho (5 mins), Ningyocho (7 mins)

◆Joining fee
Single rate: ¥5,500

◆Lesson duration
60-120 mins/2 times per month (join at any time during the lesson)
◆Schedule
Check class times and make reservations using a monthly calendar for students.

◆Monthly fees
Adults, Pen: ¥6,500/Brush: ¥8,500
Junior high/high school/university students, Pen: ¥5,000/brush: ¥6,000
Elementary school students and younger, Penmanship: ¥4,000/brush: ¥5,000
Students and adults can take classes for a certification test for writing brush calligraphy for extra charge. (+¥1,000/month for students and +¥ 1,500/month for adults)

◆Out service lessons
Lessons can be arranged for classes with two or more participants. Please feel free to inquire about the type of lesson you require and the number of participants.
<Price Guide>
Duration: 90 minutes
Price: From ¥20,000 (+transport costs)
*Duration and price may vary depending on lesson content and the number of participants.