March 2023 Art Exhibition
Kumiko Hamilton spent many years in the world of advertising as a designer and art director, and during that time she encountered modern Japanese calligraphy, an “art of the moment”. She was attracted to the sheer depth of its impermanent, monotone world, and began to study the art in earnest. She is continuously searching for her own unique means of expression, her creative voice. She is also attempting to merge the modern, dream-like sound of the thirteen-stringed koto and seventeen-stringed koto, which she’s been playing since she was four, with calligraphy works that convey a contemporary feeling.
Instructor, Sogen Calligraphy Association
Certification, Yamada-ryu koto
Teaching Certification, Sawai Koto Institute, Ikuta-ryu koto