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Rieko Kawabe's art is rooted in Japanese tradition and has a broad base in Japanese aesthetics. Her work and activities, though, express global sensibilities, and transccend national borders. At the creative core of Kawabe's "SHO" style in an ability to converge space and time and to reasonate within a timeless universe. She calls this KO.TO.TA.MA.

Established the Nihon Miyabigoto Club in Tokyo in 1995 as a place for people to learn various forms of Japanese traditional culture, including calligraphy. The Kyoto branch was established in 1999. Started the Miyabigoto Japan Cultural Exchange Foundation in 2004 which continues to conducts workshops for children and projects for the promotion of international exhange.