Calligraphy Demonstration by Sisyu

Photo credit: Tadahiko Nagata

Watch the ink fly as Japanese calligraphic artist Sisyu illustrates her unparalleled skill in penmanship that has given her the privilege of showing her art to the Emperor and Empress of Japan in person.

Having practised the art form since she was six years old, the Osaka University of Art professor has seen her work featured in galleries, collections, and advertisements around the globe. Not content with expressing the beauty of kanji on conventional canvasses, she has expanded her repertoire to include sculptures, mixed media, and paintings. Her trademark style has been applied to title logos for television series, window displays for major brands, and even the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. Through her endeavours, Sisyu symbolises the Japanese soul of Zen and propels the tradition of Sho into the new age.

The event is jointly organised by the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan in Malaysia in celebration of the 60th anniversary since the establishment of Malaysia-Japan diplomatic relations.

Main title image: ‘Amaterasu’


Date & Time: Monday, 16 October 2017, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Venue: Dewan Kuliah Utama (Main Lecture Hall), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Bandar Baru Nilai, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan
Admission: Free, registration is required

Part 1 | Lecture and live demonstration by Sisyu
Part 2 | Live demonstration of Jawi calligraphy by USIM students

Map of USIM (click to enlarge)

Date & Time: Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Venue: RUANG by Think City, 2nd Floor, 2 Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free, registration is required

Part 1 | Live demonstration by Sisyu
Part 2 | Water calligraphy workshop

Map of RUANG (click to enlarge)


Send an email containing your name, phone, and venue of choice (USIM or RUANG) to press[AT] with the subject header “Calligraphy Demonstration by Sisyu”.


The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2284 6228
Email: press[AT]


1. Poster (jpg/2.03MB)
2. Double-sided flyer (pdf/1.56MB)

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