Seiko Shodo Group is dedicated to preserving and teaching the traditional Japanese arts of Shodou (calligraphy) and Suibokuga (water and ink paintings).

The group is the result of Sensei Kaneko Seikou's many years of experience practicing, as well as teaching these beautiful art forms. Each class is an opportunity to learn not only the exquisite techniques of brush writing and painting, but to gain a deeper insight and appreciation for Japanese language and culture.

Private and semi-private classes are offered for men, women, and children of all ages. Whether you are a beginner in  search of a new hobby or an experienced calligrapher, we invite you to join us.


Born in Fukuoka Japan, Kaneko Sensei began studying music at age 11. Upon finishing high school, she enrolled in a Music College and graduated with a degree in Music Education, with concentrations in piano and vocal instruction. Kaneko Sensei taught at both the elementary and middle school levels in Tokyo, Japan for over twenty years.

In addition to her music studies, Kaneko Sensei has been practicing Shodo (Japanese Brush Writing) for more than 50 years. In 1981, she moved to the United States. Since then, she has been teaching both Shodo and piano in the New York City area. She is dedicated to teaching an appreciation of Japanese culture through the study of music and calligraphy.

Kaneko Sensei is an instructor for the Nihon Shuji and Kyoiku Shuji Zaidan where she holds the rank of Hachidan (8th degree).

Kaneko Seikou (金子 静光)

She was invited to The Metropolitan Musium.

This is her piano performance.



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