Meet the Team
Fujino Junichi (藤野 純一)
Fujino Junichi (藤野 純一) began the study of calligraphy at the age of 5 and reached the Master Calligrapher level whilst in high school. Continuing his studies at Buddhist University where he chose calligraphy as his major, he deepened his knowledge of the five core calligraphy scripts and modern poetry under such Masters as Professor Nagao Hidenori (長尾秀則先生), lecturers Nishino Shōzan (西野象山先生), and Harada Kankyū (原田幹久先生), among others. Three years after graduating from the university he began studies in the art of brush making in Hiroshima. Three years later he returned to Shiga prefecture to Hankeidou Workshop (攀桂堂), and, under his father, the 15th Generation Unpei (十五世雲平), he begun the journey of crafting traditional Japanese maki fude (巻筆).
Mariusz Schmerdt of Poland is a highly accomplished ink painter who exhibits widely and is a member of the “International Chinese Calligraphy & Ink Painting Art Society” (ICCPS), Tokyo, Japan. Introduced at a young age to Asian culture and subsequently to the martial arts, his art is deeply influenced by Zen Buddhism. His accompanying passions are photography and mountain climbing to which he has been devoted for some 20 years. He cites as his mentors nature, intuition, and books. He also finds a lot of inspiration for his art in meditation. For more information, please see his website at sumi-e.home.pl