Isohi is one of only a handful of Japanese women to earn recognition in the bamboo arts. Born in Otawara City, Tochigi Prefecture, Isohi studied the Sogetsu style of flower arrangement and Sencha tea ceremony. Her desire to arrange flowers in her own baskets led her to a class in 1997 with local bamboo teacher Yagisawa Tadashi, son of well-known artist Yagisawa Keizo. She has exhibited at the Tochigi Art Festival, Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition’s Eastern Division, and has won several top awards, including the Eastern Division prize. In 2003 she was admitted into Japan’s prestigious Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition and has since shown nationally. In 2005 she became the third woman bamboo artist to gain full membership in the Japan Craft Arts Association. In 2007 Isohi won two major prizes, the Yamatane Museum prize, 47th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Eastern Division, and the Asahi Newspaper prize, 11th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Wood and Bamboo Exhibition.
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