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.


At PIGMENT, we carry art supplies that, around the world, are considered extremely rare. We take on the role of a museum, displaying these traditional materials and passing them on to the next generation.


Natural pigments of Azurite blue and Marachite green, made from stones of the finest quality. A wide range of vehicles, including original glues that combine the latest technology with ancient manufacturing methods. Industrial pigments based on cutting-edge German science. Brushes with an exquisitely delicate touch that can only come from the skill of experienced craftsmen. We also offer a variety of other products that are difficult to obtain elsewhere.


Our Academy offers the finest in technology and knowledge, with small-group instruction provided in both traditional and the latest techniques. Everyone from beginners to professional artists is welcome to join us in discovering new expressive potential.


Focusing on supporting talented young artists, we display various creative works from painting to visual artwork.

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Open Hours: 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM *Closed on Mondays & Thursdays
Tel: +81(0)3−5781−9550
Address: TERRADA Harbor One Bldg. 1F, 2-5-5 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002 JAPAN
Access: About 3-minute walk from Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line 'Tennozu Isle Station'
About 5-minute walk from Tokyo Monorail 'Tennoz Isle Station'
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