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I learned Sumi-e from my teacher Mr. Hiroshi Yamamoto in Japanese Canadian Cultural Center, in Toronto.

I am captivated by Sumi-e because of it's grace. The contemplative form of painting is enjoyable both to view and to create.

What is Sumi-e?

Sumi-e literally means “ink painting” and is an art form that strives to convey the essence or spirit of the subject, object or scene in the fewest possible strokes.

Once a stroke is painted, it cannot be changed or erased. This makes ink and wash painting a technically demanding art-form requiring great skill, concentration, and years of training.

It’s a style of painting that is characteristically Asian, as it has been practiced for well over a thousand years…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 7
  • Joined January 30, 2012

Favorite materials

sumi e black ink, rice paper, bamboo brush, red seal, love, joy and inspiration from nature

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About

I learned Sumi-e from my teacher Mr. Hiroshi Yamamoto in Japanese Canadian Cultural Center, in Toronto.

I am captivated by Sumi-e because of it's grace. The contemplative form of painting is enjoyable both to view and to create.

What is Sumi-e?

Sumi-e literally means “ink painting” and is an art form that strives to convey the essence or spirit of the subject, object or scene in the fewest possible strokes.

Once a stroke is painted, it cannot be changed or erased. This makes ink and wash painting a technically demanding art-form requiring great skill, concentration, and years of training.

It’s a style of painting that is characteristically Asian, as it has been practiced for well over a thousand years. Sumi-e may be regarded as the earliest form of expressionistic art that captures the unseen.

Some reasons to buy art in sumi-e Japanese style are:

• It is suitable for any interior from classical to modern and chic style.
• The art won’t take much space, but will be seen often with feeling of PLEASURE.
• It is a universal gift for men, women or children.
• It helps to improve emotional HEALTH, because it increases and stabilizes positive state of mind through compassion.
• It is a great gift even for those, who’s got everything already and has sophisticated taste. Art as created in classical Japanese tradition, which counts seven hundred years.
• Bright emotional impact during the delivery. Their heart will melt. It’s priceless.

Presenting gifts is one of the languages of LOVE. It helps to gain more emotional bonds and more self-confidence as wonderful care giver.

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