A Traditional Art Materials Lab for Creating the Now
PIGMENT: an art materials research lab connecting artistic expression both with tradition and the future. We develop the ingredients for that expression – colorants and adhesive vehicles for mixing paints, calligraphy brushes and paintbrushes – in a unique creativity center fusing an art academy and a museum with an art materials store.
With pigments in 4500 hues, 200 varieties of aged ink sticks, 50 different vehicles for paint blending, we offer materials of rare and surpassing quality created with techniques from all times and places. We aim to pass down traditional production techniques to the next generations of artists through this unified approach to research, education, and dissemination.
With a team of experts comprised of highly-accomplished artists and researchers in materials and color science, as well as leading creative directors and producers active in bridging the worlds of art and business, our "Atelier for Pigments and Textures" constantly engages in consulting and collaborative projects in color science with companies and research institutes throughout Japan and worldwide.