Dear students, 

In consideration of the recent epidemic disease, all classes are temporally closed.

Next online class:  Sunday, April 12, 2 - 2:30 pm.  Calligraphy pen (Fude-pen) is required. Contact me for details.

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Art Class in Tokyo -- Suiboku-ga / Sumie / Ink Wash Painting / 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. Participants from various areas of the world - USA, Canada, France, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Brazil and more... Looking forward to welcoming you!

【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 welcomed. 


It is located near the Ueno Park which is the largest museum area in Japan and the traditional culrtural town of Nezu.



【Private / Customized Class】 

If you are interested in a series of classes or a customized class for you or your group, it basically costs 6,000yen/2hrs/person at a studio near JR Higashi-omiya station (1hr from Tokyo). Please contact me for more information. *Reservations can be made up to 3 months in advance.

I would love to share information about art supply shops and interesting museums in Tokyo.


Around the studio and on the way to Higashi-omiya station, there are Ramen, Yakiniku and Sushi restaurants and cafes. Near JR Toro station (one station before Higashi-omiya), there is a famous Bonsai village with many Bonsai gardens as well as Bonsai Museum. Near JR Omiya station (two stations before Higashi-omiya), there is a large traditional shrine called Hikawa-jinja where you would enjoy strolling and feel the sacred atmosphere.



Open StudioArticle on Tsumugu Website by Yomiuri Shimbun Oct 2019


Featured on Nikkei Asian Review, Dec. 19, 2019 edition 

UENO Studio  

18:30-20:30, the fourth Tuesday of every month  13:00-15:00, the fourth Saturday of every month


May 26, 18:30-20:30 

June 23, 18:30-20:30

July 28, 18:30-20:30 

August 25, 18:30-20:30 

September 22, 18:30-20:30 

October 20, 18:30-20:30

November 24, 18:30-20:30 

December 22, 18:30-20:30 


May 23, 13:00-15:00

June 27, 13:00-15:00

July 25, 13:00-15:00 

August 22, 13:00-15:00 

September 26, 13:00-15:00 

October 24, 13:00-15:00

November 28, 13:00-15:00

December 26, 13:00-15:00


Venue: TUGUMI Ueno Studio 

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

             15 mins walk from JR Ueno Station /

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


SAITAMA Studio    

basically, the fourth Saturday of every month



Venue: Higashi Omiya Community Center 

             3mins walk from JR Higashi Omiya Station



4,000 yen / 2 hrs / 1 person 

* On-site cash payment only

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

* In consideration of the recent epidemic disease, please refrain from participating a class if you are not feeling well.


What to bring: 

*If you do not have any of the materials below, 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)



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