KODO Tenco (born in Yokohama, 16 November 1979) is a Japanese tea master studying under Yoshida Sohkan. Lecturing the college students the Japanese Way of Tea at the Tea House Rinsen (which means facing onto the river in Japanese) in Phnom Penh. He has been promoting Japanese traditional culture to the world since 2015, while traditional Japanese cultures were thoroughly forgotten. For example, Rinsen in Phnom Penh was established by Tenco in imitation of Rinsen in Tokyo under the supervision of Yoshida Shinsai, which was named by Zen master Settei at Daitoku-ji temple in Kyoto.
In addition, Tenco is also a calligrapher studying under Nojiri Taiko, who is a president of Taieikai. Since International Exchange Art Exhibition of 150th Anniversary Amity and Commerce between Japan and Italy (Italy (2016)), Tenco has been writing Zen terminology. During the 28th TAIEI Calligraphy Exhibition in Kecskemet city at Raday Muzeum (Hungary (2017)), he also held a tea ceremony there.
Tenco spent his twenties in Tokyo researching theoretical linguistics especially lexical semantics as a graduate student influenced by parts and boundaries (R. Jackendoff (1991)). After his conference presentation (Double Goal Phenomena in English at 28th the English linguistics society of Japan in 2010, he starts to edit the end, edge, and crust from the view point of not only linguistics but also culture. In 2015 he established Hashihime Co., Ltd. in Phnom Penh which means a cultural linking bridge between overseas countries to appeal the necessity a reverse engineering between Khmer culture lost in Pol Pot era and Japanese culture destroyed by World War.
Occupation : Omotesenke, Taieikai (General Manager), Hashihime Co,. Ltd.(Chairman), Japan Profeissonal Tennis Association and United States Professional Tennis Association (Tennis Coach) .
Tea Party：Nezu Museum (Japan), Raday Muzeum (Hungary), JCIA Posen Chey College (Cambodia), Never Land (Cambodia), YK Art House (Cambodia).
・Monthly SAY （Still Model）
・Monthly Tokyo Week （Still Model）
・Kawasaki FM （Guest Starring）
・Broadcast Station Utsuwa （Guest Starring）
・Mishi Magazine （Essay）
・International Exchange Art Exhibition of 150th Anniversary Amity and Commerce between Japan and Italy（Calligraphy）
・The 28th TAIEI Calligraphy Exhibition in Kecskemét city at Raday Muzeum in Hungary (Calligraphy & Tea Ceremony)
© Kodo Tenco