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Shogo Onoe
Artist & Writer

I am an autodidact. I educated myself, taught myself how to write, and instructed myself what kinds of books I should read. I’ve written life purpose books and inspirational books. I’ve also written character development books and spiritual growth books for my readers.


Shogo Onoe always felt like a stranger in his homeland. As a creative soul and a passionate autodidact – having taught himself for most of his childhood – he’s a firm believer in the value of self-taught learning. Pursuing his dreams of being an artist and writer, Shogo draws his inspiration from great authors including the works of Henry Miller and Knut Hamsun. He has a love of travel and adventure, having visited Canada, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Hungary, and much of Europe in his twenties through his early thirties. Shogo’s wanderings drove him to forge his own path through life, one where he dedicates his time to writing, being an artist, and staying true to himself.
You can also read Dance To Dreams, Mexican Rhapsody and Liberation written by Shogo. 

Shogo Onoe
Artist, Writer and Storyteller

About My Books

Dance To Dreams: Making the right choice

Unlock the courage to follow your dreams and stop saying no to a better life.

Having escaped from the suffocating grip of Japanese culture to pursue his dreams of being a writer, author and Japanese ex-pat Shogo Onoe continues his story in this thought-provoking autobiographical novel, recounting the rich culture and amazing people that he befriended beyond the confines of his native homeland.

Featuring no shortage of colorful anecdotes, poignant personal reflections, and scathing critiques of what he views as a dehumanizing and controlling Japanese culture, this literary fiction adventure challenges readers to break out of their self-limiting beliefs and stop making sacrifices that leave them feeling unhappy and unfulfilled.

About My Books

LIBERATION: Seeking the Meaning of Life

Unearth the true story of one man’s search for the meaning of life.

Disillusioned by life and feeling like a stranger in his own homeland of Japan, Shogo Onoe embarks on a profound spiritual journey to illuminate the meaning of life and find a radical new mode of understanding. Travelling across the Pacific to the vibrant country of Mexico, Shogo’s soul-searching brings him into contact with a rich, warm culture that pushes him to discover himself in a faraway land.

Mexican Rhapsody: Having a Second Chance

Embark on a soul-searching adventure and discover one man’s quest to Mexico for a better life.

Artfully written with flowing prose and profound personal insights, this uplifting novel delves into the rich life and culture of Mexico, following author Shogo Onoe’s remarkable story as he casts aside his old life in Japan for the vibrant cities and landscapes of Central America.

Blending thoughtful philosophical and spiritual wisdom with an undying message of living your life to the fullest – no matter what other people might think – this book paints a vivid picture of one man’s exodus in search of a better life. You’ll discover how three Mexican friends transformed Shogo’s destiny, the suffocating existence he left behind in Japan, and the incredible contrast between two opposite cultures. A message of faith underlies every page, reflecting on how Shogo’s trust in God gave him the strength and the passion to find his source of meaning and dare to turn his world upside-down.

What Readers Are Saying

As a must-read for fans of travel biographies, spiritual seekers, and anybody who feels like they’re missing out on life, Song of Friendship is an uplifting read that encourages you to broaden your horizons and explore the amazing people and cultures beyond your doorstep. This series challenges you to find your inner courage, stay true to your deepest beliefs, and create a life that you can be proud of.

Dance to Dreams” by Shogo Onoe is a masterpiece that transcends the boundaries of mere literature. It’s a heartfelt invitation to embrace our inner aspirations, conquer our fears, and live life on our own terms. This book is nothing short of a beacon of hope for anyone struggling to chase their dreams or summoning the courage to break free from the constraints of conformity.

Shogo Onoe’s eloquent prose effortlessly weaves a tapestry of emotions, experiences, and wisdom, drawing readers into a world where dreams are not distant, unattainable fantasies, but tangible, achievable goals. The narrative is imbued with a genuine sincerity that resonates deeply with readers from all walks of life.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this book is its universal appeal. Whether you’re a budding artist, a budding entrepreneur, or simply someone yearning for a change, “Dance to Dreams” offers invaluable insights and encouragement. Onoe’s storytelling transcends cultural and societal boundaries, making this a read that will touch hearts around the globe.

The characters in “Dance to Dreams” are beautifully crafted, each with their own unique struggles, fears, and triumphs. They serve as a mirror, reflecting our own battles with self-doubt and the courage required to step out of the crowd. Through their journeys, Onoe demonstrates the incredible power of choice and the transformative potential within us all.

The narrative’s pacing is impeccable, striking a harmonious balance between introspection and action. It engages the reader on a profound level, prompting moments of self-reflection and inspiring the determination to pursue one’s own dreams, no matter the obstacles.

In a world where conformity often feels like the path of least resistance, “Dance to Dreams” stands as a powerful reminder that there is strength in individuality and that the pursuit of one’s passions is a noble endeavor. Onoe’s storytelling is not just a narrative; it’s a call to action, a challenge to live fearlessly and authentically.

In conclusion, “Dance to Dreams: Making the Right Choice” is a profoundly moving work of art that will leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of its readers. Shogo Onoe’s evocative prose and timeless message make this a must-read for anyone seeking inspiration, validation, and the courage to pursue their dreams. This book is a testament to the boundless potential that resides within each of us, waiting to be awakened by the simple act of making the right choice.

– Glenda Jones, Reviewer

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