about Akiko Tanimoto

Akiko is a Japanese teacher and ink brush artist.


She is holding a workshop for you to experience a fun ink painting and also has workshops at international schools and workshops for foreigners in Japan.






My work (folding screen wrok) was exhibited in Seiko Exhibition 2020.



You can see her works at the National Art Center Tokyo in Art Beyond Boundaries 2020.




Her art works are in Asia Creative Art Exhibition 2019 at the National Art Center, Tokyo.




The solo exhibition "Breath-n-Brush H3018" at SHOZO CAFFEE Tonari Gallery in Nasushiobara ended in a great success.



Her art works are in Asia Creative Art Exhibition 2018 at the National Art Center, Tokyo.




She hold her exhibition "間・ま・Ma" with a calligrapher, Tohko Iwama at Seietsudo in Ginza, Tokyo.




She hold her exhibition "Breath-n-Brush 16h28" at Ouchi Gallery in NYC.

portfolio at JCAT NY



She hold her first art exhibition "Breath-n-Brush" at Café & GalerÍa PARADA in Kichijoji, Tokyo.



The encounter with Kakou Imagawa was 2012. Thereafter, She learns Calligraphy and Hanging Scroll/Folding Screen Art under her. She produces the original decorative frameworks, like folding screens, hanging scrolls. These could add the flavor to her art and also develop a sort of rich expression.


2010 - 2011

She drew illustrations for “Yoga Heart” by her yoga instructor, her friend, and a great author Leza Lowitz.


2005 - present

She began yoga at Sun & Moon Yoga and became a dedicated student.

After taking a wide range of classes and workshops there, she realized her own physical and mental transformation.


2002 - present

She discovered the suiboku-ga (ink drawings) of Tohun Kobayashi and started drawing under his instruction.

The creativity of suiboku-ga inspires her very much.


1995 - present

She is an Instructor of Japanese language and offering private lessons for foreign businesspeople and their families in Tokyo.

For her, these lessons are very important and a constant reminder to respect the Japanese culture.


She can be reached online through Facebook (Ake no Ihori) .