Art Class in Tokyo -- Suiboku-ga / Sumie / Japanese Traditional Black Ink Painting.  

Come and Discover Sumie ! Experience Japanese Traditional Art ! You can capture the essence of Zen by making a Sumie painting. Attraction for tourists.


About the artist:

The facilitator has extensive knowledge in Japanese art. Apart from being a painter she is an art writer who graduated with a BA in Art Studies and History. She also studied in an Art College in London.


I have had participants from various areas of the world - USA, Canada, France, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Brazil and more... Looking forward to welcoming you!

Sumie Suibokuga Ink painting Tokyo Saitama Art class


Tamayo Samejima Sumi-e class was featured on the magazine“Otoko no Kakurega,” 2017 September issue.

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Sumie Painting Regular Class in Tokyo】 

In this course, you will learn traditional painting techniques of Suiboku-ga / Sumie / Japanese Ink Painting in a step-by-step manner by an English speaking artist. One-time participation is welcome. 



The forth Tuesday of every month

Septemver 25, Tuesday 19:30-21:30

October 23, Tuesday 19:30-21:30

November 27, Tuesday 19:30-21:30

December 25, Tuesday 19:30-21:30

Venue: Link Crystal Culture Club 

             Kojimachi Morinaga Building 5F, 4-5-6, Kojimachi, Chiyodaku, Tokyo

             1 min walk from Kojimachi Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line) Exit 2 


UENO Studio

The forth Saturday of every month

Septemver 22, Saturday 13:00-15:00

October 27, Saturday 13:00-15:00

November 24, Saturday 13:00-15:00

December 22, Saturday 13:00-15:00

Venue: TUGUMI Ueno Studio

             Vasson Shinobazu Bldg. #202, Ikenohata 2-1-42 , Taitouku, Tokyo

             5 mins walk from Nezu Station(Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)   



Once a month, Held irregularly

October 7, Sunday 10:00-12:00

Venue: Higashi Omiya Community Center

             3mins walk from JR Higashi Omiya Station


<Fee>  4,000yen / 2 hrs / 1 person 

             * On-site payment

             * Please kindly understand that you are to be charged a cancellation fee in full if you cancel your reservation on the date. 


What to Bring:  *If you do not have any of the materials above, please contact the facilitator in advance.
◆ Old newspapers, to cover a table before painting.
◆ 4 Dress pins
◆ Calligraphy set:
1 Ink stone
1 Ink stick
2 Japanese paint brushes (big and small)
1 Used towel to wipe brushes during painting
1 Water container for cleaning brushes during painting (Plastic cup or the like can be a substitute)
2 Small plates with white inner sides (Plastic plates or the like can be a substitute)