Noriko Miyamoto

Artist, Noriko Miyamoto has changed the way I write my name (kanji form) in this new, Reiwa (imperial era name) year. by Noriko Miyamoto

Artist, Noriko Miyamoto (?? ??) has changed the way I write my name (kanji form) in this new, Reiwa (imperial era name) year. This is because I had always felt uneasy about the stiffness of my original kanji. My parents both worked, but during my last few years in elementary school, my mother started expecting more from me in education, so she gave me a complete set of advanced English materials. Inside the material was a picture of an European artwork and as a young girl, those pictures gave me a great shock. Since I did not know how to read English, I was only able to capture the beautiful colorings with my visual sense. This became my first encounter with art and a big influence on my life. When I entered middle school, my weekdays were busy with school and cram school. Unlike the current educational system, Saturdays were considered a regular school day and so I spent my only free Sunday mornings in calligraphy class and afternoons surrounded by adults at an atelier of Niten (Japan Fine Art Exhibition) painters. In all honesty, however, I was dissatisfied. Yet, the only time I enjoyed myself was at my after school art club, where I sketched oil paintings with senpais… Read More »Artist, Noriko Miyamoto has changed the way I write my name (kanji form) in this new, Reiwa (imperial era name) year. by Noriko Miyamoto