Taisan Tanaka is Japanese style painter. He is Painter, illustrator and Calligraphy Master. Taisan started his career in 2000 in Tokyo. After many exhibitions in galleries throughout Japan, his unique art became a phenomenon. In 2009 he started his own art school called EMOJI JUKU, where he taught his students, the art of EMOJIs. Taisan's EMOJIs are different from the Emoji you all know. It means "Smiling letters" in Japanese. In 2011, after the great earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region of Japan. The ministry of defense wanted to thank the american military for their help during this crisis. They asked master Taisan to perform a live calligraphy in front of the officals. The word chosen by Taisan was the word "Gratitude". After many projects in new york, Taisan moved to the city in 2015.