Mariko Kinoshita

Pen name: Shuusui Kinoshita

Presently employed as a writing manager and calligraphy director.
Kinoshita was influenced into writing at the age of six by her grandfather. Her interest sparked addition studies into technology as she entered the Daito Bunka University, known as the front in research of writing. There she met Sanu Aoyama of cultural studies, a person devoted to Japanese literature research and pupil Takagi Seiu. After graduation, Kinoshita was recognized as the recipient of multiple awards including within writing, calligraphy and cultural awards. As debates continue between China and Japan in regards to the originator of traditional calligraphy, Kinoshita believes that the work of traditional calligraphers belongs to them entirely. Although her specialty is in writing kanji characters, Kinoshita takes advantage of the feminine sensitivity by writing in mixed writing styles. As a participant selected to attend the International Book Fair of 2004 to represent Japan, she has participated in countries such as  China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, France, Italy, Germany and the United States. At the world-wide held fair workshop, Kinoshita’s lesson was titled, ‘Beautiful Character Project Japan.’
Other areas where Kinoshita has been recognized was in the 2008 Major League Opening Game, 2009 Korean International Book fair as well as a book fair in Thailand that was attended by Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The year 2012 will be dedicated to the oldest book historically known of Japan.