June 30, 2017 - July 08, 2017
Kokin was born in Shimane Prefecture in 1963. He has been interested in paintings and lettering since childhood. From 1992, he became actively involved in designing logos.
In 1994, he met Toshimitsu Imai and began to paint; he held his first solo exhibition in Paris. In the years following, he participated in several solo and group exhibitions within Japan and elsewhere in the world.
In 2004, Kokin created a wall painting for "Chateaux Restaurant JOEL ROBUCHON" in the Ebisu neighborhood of Tokyo. He has also worked on paintings at many other hotel restaurants.
Over 20 years, he's developed his namesake "kokin" font, in addition to producing logo designs for major name brand companies.