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Fun Sumie Ink Painting Lesson in Tokyo with English Speaking Instructor


Put brush to paper and watch magnificent drawings take shape. Learn the basics of Japanese Sumie painting in a fun lesson with a friendly English speaking teacher, in the heart of Tokyo.

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The teacher's motto for sumie ink painting is 'there are no mistakes', as each stroke adds your own character to the painting! Located in Tokyo's famous book district of Jimbocho, have a blast learning the basics of black ink art.
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Sumie Painting Lesson
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  • Available: Sun, Wed, Thu, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking instructor / Japanese-speaking instructor / Sumie painting materials
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Starting time: 13:00 15:00
Starting time: 13:00 15:00
  • 13:00 Check-in at Toyokuni Atelier
  • Sumie Experience
    1efdae4a-e3f1-41d7-bbcc-3ff120ca2812 Put brush to paper as you get hands on with the traditional Japanese art style of sumie. There's no such thing as a mistake when drawing, so jump in and let the ink flow!
  • Try 4~5 different techniques!
    1efdae4a-e3f1-41d7-bbcc-3ff120ca2812 The teacher will teach you the basics of the art with various different traditional sumie subjects, and will even take requests for pictures you want to try! You will be surprised how professional your art will look.
  • Check-out at Toyokuni Atelier
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Clothing that can get dirty
Additional Note(s)
    • The lesson is taught in Japanese and friendly English.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 6.
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Cancellation Policy
  • There are no cancellation fees applied, but we ask that you process any changes or cancellations through your Veltra account as soon as possible.
USD 18.52
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(4.90/5.00) 4.90 / 5
(10 reviews)
Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Availability Sun, Wed, Thu, Sat


The teacher led me through making this
by: Gray
I really learned something about how to handle the brush for sumi painting. The teacher was terrific to work with, very positive and engaged. I would like to take the next lesson. Wonderful view of...more
by: McKenzie family
Yuta was an engaging and insightful teacher, who speaks English very well. Very good with our kids and with a great motto that there are no mistakes in Sumie art, just personal expression. Thank you f...more
by: William
I would highly recommend taking this class. I love sumi-e ink paintings from before, for their graphic powerful qualities. Back home I had painted a bit from before, making myself familiar with the me...more
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