In China, people started using brushes even before the 11th century BC. Later, it was introduced to Japan and used for copying Buddhist scriptures as well as making administrative documents. …


Sumi-e painted Kimono

Years ago, a gallery owner told me that her uncle was a painter who suffered from bad health. She believed this was caused by the chemical art materials he used.

If you are a painter of Sumi-e (Japanese traditional ink painting), you are lucky! You will only use natural materials.


The most important thing when you paint Sumi-e (Japanese traditional ink painting) is to try not to paint well. What does that mean?

First of all, try to find something beautiful and observe it closely. If it is a strawberry, touch, smell and taste it. If it is a rose…

Tamayo Samejima

Sumi-e (Japanese traditional ink painting) Painter, Online Sumi-e Classes, Items on Etsy https://www.tamayosamejima.com/en/

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