Yukiko achieved doujin at 26 with the Nihon Shodouin School of Calligraphy, a highly restricted title which is above shihan, master. This means she has a licence to teach masters.
Yukiko teaches many styles of calligraphy, including kaisho, gyousho, sousho, and her particular specialism, kana.
Yukiko’s students include adults and children of all ages, many nationalities and cultures, including Japanese, Chinese and European enthusiasts, and all levels from beginners to people who have already achieved shihan (master) level and are looking to progress further.
There are many who teach calligraphy, but not all of them are well-trained or qualified. A Japanese master (shihan) is a formal title, which recognises a calligrapher who has achieved a certain standard, and taken an examination which qualifies them to teach within an organisation. Standards and requirements dramatically between organisations, and not all are equally reputable.