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!


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

Sumie Painting 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. 



June 28, Thursday 19:30-21:30  (KOJIMACHI)   

Regular Class

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 


June 30, Saturday 14:00-16:00  (UENO)

Regular Class

TUGUMI Ueno Studio

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

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



<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. 

Sumie Painting Personal / Group Lesson】 

2-hour intensive lesson by an English speaking artist for individuals and groups.

Please let me know at least 3 preferred dates and times to fix your lesson.

<Venue>  Higashi Omiya Community Center 

3 mins walk from JR Higashi-Omiya Station; approx.40min by train from central Tokyo,

and the famous Bonsai Village is located near the next station, Toro.

<Fee>  6,000yen / 2 hrs / 1 person

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


*If you do not have any of the materials below, please contact me in advance. I will bring the materials for you.

What to Bring:

Old newspapers, to cover the 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)