Japanese

PROFILE

Born in Kunitomi town, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan. Started to learn calligraphy at the age of 6.
At the age of 16, she won a prize for one of her pieces, in the Miyanichi Comprehensive art exhibition. She was the youngest person to win a prize.
While learning calligraphy at university, she sent her pieces to various exhibitions.
After graduating from university, she returned to Miyazaki to work as a teacher, while spreading the art calligraphy.
In April 2015, she left her teaching position of 18years in a prefectural school, to start her new life as a professional calligrapher with the words "From Miyazaki to the World!" in her heart.
Becomes an apprentice to Mr. Ishitobi Hakkou in Tokyo.
Won various prizes in the Mainichi shodo-ten (a calligraphic exhibition named Mainichi), Sogen shodo-ten (a calligraphic exhibition named Sogen) and other exhibitions.
Member of the Mainichi shodo-ten, Sogen shodo-ten, and a councilor for the Hakkou Shodo-kai(the Hakkou calligraphic association)
Some of the stores which display her calligraphy are:
Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort "TATSUYA KAWAGOE MIYAZAKI"
Hakata Hankyu building "SHAMPOO BOY"
Oita station building "COIFF1RST

Record of Awards

At the Mainichi ten (a calligraphic exhibition named Mainichi), she has been selected for prizes 11times and received a recognition of fine work award once. Member who required no pre-examination

At the Sogen ten ( a calligraphic exhibition named Sogen), she has received the Special award once, the Excellent award 2 times, and was chosen for prizes 10 times.

At Seibu Shosakka kyokai ten (Western Japan calligrapher associations exhibition), she received the Mainichi Newspaper award and The 25th memorial award.

At the Mainichi Joryu ten (Mainichi Female exhibition), she received the Excellent work award and many more

Solo exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

1995
Held a solo exhibition in the Kunitomi town cultural hall
1996
Held an exhibition Imai Mieko and associates at the Kunitomi town cultural hall
2003
「Held "Futaba ten" (Futaba exhibition), an exhibition by two artists at the Bunrindou Gallery in Miyazaki city
2011 December
Completes her in-store calligraphy display for the Sheraton Grande Ocean resort's"TATSUYA KAWAGOE MIYAZAKI" on the 42nd floor
2012 January
Held a solo exhibition "PLAY the characters ~Miyazaki edition~" at the HIDAKA HONTEN gallery
July
Held a solo exhibition "PLAY the characters ~Exhibition of Himuka~" at the TORAYA gallery in Nobeoka city
August
Held an exhibition of two artists "The shape of Mama" at ArtSpace Irosora
September
Held a solo exhibition "PLAY the characters ~Exhibition of Koyu~ at Ocha no Otsuka-en (A tea farm) in Kawaminami town.
October
Held a solo exhibition "PLAY the characters ~Exhibition of Southern Miyazaki~" at Hattori-tei (A restaurant in an old Japanese style house) in Nichinan city
November
Held a solo exhibition "PLAY the characters ~Exhibition of Tohoku~ at Kirinokura Brewery in Miyakonojo city
2013 February
Performed a calligraphy performance at the establishment memorial event for the Kunitomi Town Chamber of Commerce and Industry Young Entrepreneurs Group
March
Held a calligraphy performance in Denmark
   
May
Held a calligraphy experience lesson at the Miyazaki International Festival
   
July
 
Calligraphed the title for Matsuri erekocha Miyazaki 2013 「繋 ~天まで届け宮崎魂~」("Connect ~Reach for the sky, Spirit of Miyazaki~ ")and performed the opening performance
   
November
 
Held a solo exhibition at the Netz Toyota Higashi Kyushu Oita branch
   
November
 
Held a calligraphy performance at the 100th anniversary celebration for Miyazaki prefectural Honjo High School with Chef Tatsuya Kawagoe
   
December
 
Calligraphed the label for 「穂倉千徳」("Hokura Sentoku") a Japanese sake joint developed by SENTOKU SYUZOU in Nobeoka city and judicial agricultural union "Hanadou"
September
 
Exhibited calligraphy at the venue for "Murakami Sangendo 40th anniversary and 25th anniversary of succession"
   
September
 
Performed a Shodo-gin performance (A calligraphy performance with Shigin (=chanting of a Chinese poem)) at the 10th anniversary event of KAWADU FOODS. Inc.
   
October
 
Held a calligraphy performance at CROSS MALL Kiyotake
   
November
 
Held a solo exhibition "礎~ISIZUE~" (Meaning "Foundation") at the Kunitomi town cultural hall
2015 March
 
Calligraphed the label for the Shochu 「ひむか燦々」("Himuka san san") which is a limited edition for Miyazaki airport
March
 
Performed a calligraphy performance at the Event "Next Future~つぎの未来へ~"held to support Earthquake Recovery in Kesennuma city, Miyagi Prefecture
2015 March
 
Calligraphed the T shirt logo for the 「おおかわセールス隊」("Okawa sales squad") from Okawa city in Fukuoka prefecture.
   
April
 
Held an event with Mr. Tatsuya Kawagoe titled, "Mariage of Calligraphy & Cuisine" at TATSUYA KAWAGOE MIYAZAKI on the 42nd floor of the Sheraton Ocean Resort
   
May
 
Joined TEAM ASAI and held a calligraphy trial lesson named "Experience Japanese culture & Traditional culture with your five senses" at the Milan Expo 2015
   
June
 
(Performed a calligraphy performance and judged The 2nd Japanese Kaiten Sushi(conveyor belt sushi) Meister MVP match organized by Japan Kaiten-Sushi Association
   
July
 
Held "Exhibition of Calligraphy, Glass and Pottery by three artists " at Bon Belta TACHIBANA in Miyazaki city
   
July
 
Performed a calligraphy performance at a talk show by Chef TATSUYA KAWAGOE at Bon Belta TACHIBANA for their basement level renewal event
   
October
 
Performed a calligraphy performance at the 50th anniversary celebrations for Miyakonojo Higashi High School
   
November
 
Held a memorial performance and gave a lecture at a ceremony to celebrate the establishment of Miyazaki prefectural Honjo High School
   
December
 
Graced the cover of the monthly publication by Peach Aviation when they started their service in Miyazaki
2016 January
 
Held a solo exhibition "Imai Mieko the New Year exhibition" at the gallery on the 3rd floor of Miyazaki Bougainvillea Airport
   
January
 
Performed a calligraphy performance in New York "With the Seven Shochu Samurai from Miyazaki"
     
January
 
Held a solo exhibition at the New York Global labo
   
March
 
Held an exhibition of two artists "White margins, Calligraphy and Lithograph" at Bar & Cafe Corner in Miyazaki city
   
July
 
Held the 2nd exhibition of three artists at Bon Belta TACHIBANA in Miyazaki city
   
September
 
Held a solo exhibition in Tokyo "Follow my heart ~Landscape from Miyazaki in Kyushu~"
   
September
 
Invited by a company to Singapore, to hold a calligraphy performance at the opening party for a Japanese restaurant