ITOCHU Announces New Project at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE “Shoko Kanazawa Calligraphy Exhibition – Pray –”

January 25, 2019

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Yoshihisa Suzuki, President & COO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) opened ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE in 2012, aspiring to encourage future generations through art, contribute to local communities and promote art and culture both domestically and internationally as part of its social contribution activities.
ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE has since been held a number of exhibitions and will hold an exhibition of works by Ms. Shoko Kanazawa, an iconic female calligrapher in the Heisei period, as the last exhibition of the period.
Shoko Kanazawa, who has Down syndrome, actively works all over Japan together with her mother Yasuko Kanazawa.
They decided that the theme of the exhibition will be pray, which alludes to their expectations and hopes for today, when the current Imperial era will shift from Heisei into a new period.
Come and get a sense of her passion through calligraphy.

Shoko Kanazawa Calligraphy Exhibition – Pray –

Sponsor ITOCHU Corporation
Period & Hours Monday, February 25, 2019 to Tuesday, April 2, 2019
11:00 am to 7:00 pm No holidays during the term
Admission Free
Itochu Garden B1F, 3-1, Kita-aoyama 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061
TEL & FAX 03-5772-2913
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Ms. Kanazawa and her mother, Yasuko Kanazawa at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE in 2015

Brush writing event held from 12:30 pm on Wednesday, March 20

Many people with Down syndrome have an extra copy of chromosome 21, which is why the United Nations established World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.
With the hope that people with Down syndrome have opportunities to live fulfilling lives, a variety of educational events are held domestically and internationally.