After obtaining a BFA from Indiana University, JC moved to Tokyo where he lived for two decades, with a one-year break in Paris. In Japan, JC studied traditional calligraphy for fourteen years with Yamahata Shoko. In Tokyo, he was the first non-Japanese to hold a solo show of his calligraphy at the Ginza Shoro Gallery. After returning to the States he settled in Los Angeles, becoming the graphic designer, artist/calligrapher and cultural consultant on Japan-related films such as The Last Samurai, Memoirs of a Geisha, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Last Airbender, as well as The Call of the Wild, and episodes of Pirates of the Caribbean. He created set signage for the Brad Pitt film ‘Bullet Train.’ J.C. Continues to paint and practice calligraphy.
Take Pleasure in Art
If you have the means, make poetry