Shoko Ota   is, born in 1930 in Kobe as the third generation of the Ota family.

Second generation Ota Akitei, studied with Ken Nanhai such as wind.

Strictly from a young age to learn the Japanese painting, we committed to goodwill diplomacy through cultural division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In the artists' association open-minded meeting, North-South images and Yamato-e, incorporating Rimpa such as technique, opened widely to the his students spare no technical excellence. Also to foreign people we have been working to spread the introduction of Japanese painting.

Sumi-e to one million people or more people to up to now, tell the Japanese culture through Japanese painting, every year solo and draw beginning meetings, sketching travel, volunteer, etc., we are committed to be a force to study and creative activities.