Come join us and experience a hands-on Zen derived Sumi-e (ink painting) class followed by a Macrobiotic mean with influences from Japanese Zen traditions. Enjoy how each brush strokes produce different tones and shades, and experience uniqueness of Sumi-e ... More info ›
Come join us and experience a hands-on Zen derived Sumi-e (ink painting) class followed by a Macrobiotic mean with influences from Japanese Zen traditions. Enjoy how each brush strokes produce different tones and shades, and experience uniqueness of Sumi-e. You’ll bring home your artwork in a frame. The lesson takes place at Hanada Rosso, a macrobiotic and organic food cafe. Complete the experience by relaxing tea time. In the full course B, experience Buddhism through Harajuku Veggie Hamburger Steak, a Zen-Macrobiotic meal.
The painting begins with obtaining black ink by grinding ink-stick. Through this process, you can relax and meditate. A Zen experience.
Next, the instructor will teach you how to create gradation and how to draw flowers. You will be surprised by how Ink wash produces variations in shapes and tones. That emphasize Sumi-e. Hands-on experience brings a spirit of fun and beauty of the Japanese culture. Regardless the level of your ability.
In addition to the basic brush techniques, the class will also draw flowers without using the brush. In the last part of the experience, you will create your original flowers, using techniques that you have learned. Let your imagination create your masterpiece! Take home your painting in a frame.
After the Sumi-e class, Hanada Rosso will be serving the following: Course A, organic tea and dessert. Course B, organic tea and dessert plus Harajuku Veggie Hamburger Steak. Experience Buddhism through healthy, delicious and vegan cuisine. Enjoy the combination of Sumi-e and tasty macrobiotic food.
- What’s special about this workshop?
This is a collaboration workshop between Sumi-e artist and macrobiotic cafe!
Who is the Sumi-e artist?
The instructor of the class is Hideyuki Kawamura. He is an experienced Sumi-e artist and veteran live drawing performer. His specialties are hanging scroll, long vertical art work, live drawing and scenic painting. He is working on the Sumi_e_motion project to spread Sumi-e, Japanese traditional painting techniques.
What about the macrobiotic cafe and dinner in course B?
The workshop will take place at Hanada Rosso, a cafe that serves macrobiotic and organic food. It was founded by Minako Hanada (1929-2013) who had over 30 years in macrobiotic culinary endeavors. The cafe serves a unique dinner based on the authentic Washoku cuisine of the Edo period and Buddhism thoughts in food. Harajuku Veggie Hamburger Steak (in course B) is healthy, delicious and vegan with a fusion of traditional Japanese and western taste.