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Japanese Painting Workshop ―Secret Behind the Sumi Ink
Five Colors of Sumi Ink ―The Fruit of Eastern Wisdom That Water Brought―
In China, there has been a saying that “Sumi serves as five colors” since ancient times. “Five” is said to be a number to govern all things, and this “five colors” does not simply refer to five different colors; it represents colors that can express colors of “all things”. True to this word, sumi ink can create infinite ink black depending on the production techniques and conditions. It is a colorant that we should be proud of.
The five crucial keys of sumi are “soot”, “animal glue”, “inkstone”, “paper” and “water”. Among these, water plays a huge role; water as “a water quality” and “water as an atmospheric humidity” both have a great effect. Here lies the reason why those paintings are not called “sumie (ink painting)” but “suibokuga (water ink painting)”.
From these five elements, we will examine the world of sumi through the theory and practice of “five colors”.
In this workshop, you will be able to try various inkstone from popular one to luxurious one. Also, please bring your sumi ink or inkstone if you want to have them appraised.
This workshop is for anyone who paints with sumi ink, who wishes to use sumi in the future and people who work with sumi ink. We hope to offer knowledges to broaden your expression. Please do take part in.
＊About the English Support Ticket
If you are English speaker, this optional ticket is highly recommended.
A staff who has a knowledge of art materials is going to explain the workshop in English for you.
This ticket is required for each person regardless of age.
If you are joining the workshop with your under 13-year-old child, he or she is not required to purchase the English support ticket. In the case, the ticket is only necessary for his or her parent.
If you will not be able to attend the workshop after booking the ticket, please kindly contact us.
We can refund the workshop fee when you inform us your cancellation 14 days ahead of the workshop.
Please note that transfer fee will be at your expense.
If it is passed before 14 days, the workshop fee will not be refunded for any reason.
We will refund the full price when the class is canceled due to the company's circumstances.
Thank you for your understanding.