Kuniharu Yoshida is a Japanese calligrapher and hip-hop dancer who teaches Calligraphy and Japanese language at the Fuji School at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center. He collaborates with artists to combine sublime arts from both traditions, merging traditional with the contemporary. Respect between cultures is the foundation of Kuniharu’s unique work, designed to intertwine not just art but also audiences. He finds art is a great way to increase understanding amongst people of varied backgrounds while communicating one’s culture in a simple and easy to understand manner. He will also be part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum’s Uneo Artist Project “Calligraphy Appreciation 1-2-3” (a tentative title) in November 2018. Kuniharu has been involved in various Little Tokyo events such as Nisei week and looks forward to deepening his connection to the community.