What you'll do
As a warm-up, I am going to tell you how to rub a sumi (India ink), how to use a painting brush, how to draw on a washi (Japanese paper), and how to achieve a wide variety of shading and tone. After mastering the basis of Suibokuga, let’s use a painting brush and draw bamboo seeing my demonstration! It is often said that the beauty of Suibokuga is based on left space, which means how we don’t draw so much on a washi. You will also feel this concept as you draw bamboo and I will tell you what it means. If you want to bring some pictures or materials which you want to draw, please bring them! Let’s draw it together with my guide! Landscapes, flowers and so on are better as motifs. I think highly of my modern sense which I feel through my daily life. As you try to draw Suibokuga, you will also understand the concept of “modern Suibokuga”, which is the title of this class. Your Suibokuga works will be a special souvenir of your travel in Japan.
I have drawn and taught Suibokuga for more than 40 years. I went to India in order to teach it in 1994. I have held many art exhibitions with my students and other artists. I have drawn landscapes, flowers, abstract paintings, and so on as motifs. When you hear about Suibokuga, you might think it as one of the traditional Japanese arts. Respecting the tradition of it, I always draw Suibokuga on the basis of modern sense which I can feel through my daily life. My son is going to be present at this program as a translator and he also draws Suibokuga.
Tools All of the tools for Suibokuga
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Where you'll be
We will meet at the Central Exit 2 of Musashi-Kosugi station on Tokyu's Tōyoko Line Line. It takes you only one minute to get to the place from the station! To get to Musashi-Kosugi station... 16 min. from Shibuya (Tokyu's Tōyoko Line) 21 min. from Shinjuku (JR's Shonan Shinjuku Line, and walk a few minutes.) 50 min. from Haneda Airport (Airport Limousine Bus)
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests aged 5 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
In case you spill ink on your clothes, if possible, wear clothes which you don’t care about getting dirty.
The Entrance of Modern Suibokuga