Uehira Baikei is a master calligrapher and modern artist living in Osaka, Japan. He is president of The Sei-Sho Calligraphy Association, which currently instructs over 1,200 students throughout Japan. Mr. Uehira is not only an accomplished studio artist but also a live calligraphy performer and promoter of traditional Japanese culture. Though he typically adheres to the classical styles also utilized by his peers in the calligraphy world, Baikei also enjoys creating innovative works by incorporating new materials, forms, and brush styles. With more than 30 years of calligraphy instruction to his credit, he shows no signs of slowing down and vows to travel the world teaching for years to come.