Calligrapher / Artist

Sisyu's work has appeared in the NHK period drama Ryomaden, on

the NHK art program Bi-no Tsubo (The Mark of Beauty), on decorative

banners for Ise Shrine, and in promotions in Japan for the Disney

/ Pixar movie Inside Out. She was the first Japanese person to

receive both a gold medal and the premiere gold medal from the

Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (SNBA) at the 2014 exhibition held

at the Louvre Museum's Carrousel du Louvre. Art critics at the

exhibition praised her work saying, "Hokusai took the three

dimensional and made it two dimensional; Sisyu takes the two

dimensional and makes it three dimensional." She was selected as

the world's only Special Invitee to the following year's exhibition.

She was also the first Japanese person to receive this honor since

famed painter, Taikan Yokoyama.

In 2015, she was in charge of the Scene I (entrance hall) space

of the Japan Pavilion at EXPO Milano and received the gold prize

for best exhibition.

She has brought Japan's traditional art of Sho into the realms of

painting, media art, and sculpture, creating singular works of

modern art expressing the emotions and ideas inherent to Chinese


These efforts have served to communicate Japanese culture and

philosophy to a global audience.

She is a professor at Osaka University of Arts.