TamayoINKception

A Brush with Art, Stroke Your Imagination

Tokyo, Japan 45 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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TamayoINKception

A Brush with Art, Stroke Your Imagination

Tokyo, Japan | 45 Sales

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On Etsy since 2013

Tamayo Samejima

Thank you for visiting!
I live in a lovely town to the north of Tokyo with lots of greens, many floral gardens and a river, where I can easily go out for drawing and get inspired from nature.
I wish you stay in a peaceful mind and enhance a self-congruence by wearing my paintings.

At age of 19, I was totally fascinated by Sumi-e when I encountered works by Zen monk Sumi-e master from 14th century. Then I started both researching his works as an art history college student and training traditional Sumi-e under Master Souu Meguro in Tokyo.

I had brushed up my skills in a drawing school in Tokyo and an art college in London.
Since I met a fashion buyer in London in 10 years ago, I had been painting Sumi-e on various clothes, from shirts to Kimono, for well-known Japanese fashion stores and boutiques in Tokyo. I had been combining the art of ink painting with fashion producing elegant and uniquely painted garments and fashion accessories.

Besides collaborations with fashion designers, I make my own works by using white silk antique fabrics originally intended for Kimono. Sumi ink is made of tree ashes and natural glues. I directly paint free-hand on fabrics and never trace nor use silkscreen. Using a fixing solution in Sumi-e ink made the fabrics washable and thus usable.
My silk scarves have smooth and soft texture by those traditional and eco-friendly materials and techniques.

I am also working as an art writer with 6 years experience in a firm making audio guides for art exhibitions.

When I wrote scripts for Kimono Exhibiton, I firstly knew that Sumi-e on Kimono was a fashion in a short period in Edo period, which is most likely forgotten nowadays in Japan.

In the early Edo period in Japan, Kimono with Sumi-e painting was the fashion called Kakie-kosode. Aristocratic women desired original and unique paintings and organized gatherings like fashion shows of today displaying painted Kimonos by famous painters. Hand painted Kimono is called Musen-Yuzen, and is regarded as a root of Yuzen – a very common printing technique on Kimono.

In addition, I am doing art classes for children and adults to share creative joy.

For more stories, works and upcoming events, please visit at http://www.tamayosamejima.com/

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    Sumi-e Painter (Japanese traditional black ink painting)  Art Writer for art exhibition and art books, mainly among traditional Japanese arts

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Last updated on October 8, 2019
Thank you for visiting!
I live in a lovely town to the north of Tokyo with lots of greens, many floral gardens and a river, where I can easily go out for drawing and get inspired from nature.
I wish you stay in a peaceful mind and enhance a self-congruence by wearing my paintings.

At age of 18, I was totally fascinated by Sumi-e when I encountered works by Zen monk Sumi-e master from 14th century. Then I started both researching his works as an art history college student and training traditional Sumi-e under Master Souu Meguro in Tokyo.

I had brushed up my skills in a drawing school in Tokyo and an art college in London.
Since I met a fashion buyer in London in 10 years ago, I had been painting Sumi-e on various clothes, from shirts to Kimono, for well-known Japanese fashion stores and boutiques in Tokyo. I had been combining the art of ink painting with fashion producing elegant and uniquely painted garments and fashion accessories.

Besides collaborations with fashion designers, I make my own works by using white silk antique fabrics originally intended for Kimono. Sumi ink is made of tree ashes and natural glues. I directly paint free-hand on fabrics and never trace nor use silkscreen. Using a fixing solution in Sumi-e ink made the fabrics washable and thus usable.
My silk scarves have smooth and soft texture by those traditional and eco-friendly materials and techniques.

I am also working as an art writer with 6 years experience in a firm making audio guides for art exhibitions.

When I wrote scripts for Kimono Exhibiton, I firstly knew that Sumi-e on Kimono was a fashion in a short period in Edo period, which is most likely forgotten nowadays in Japan.

In the early Edo period in Japan, Kimono with Sumi-e painting was the fashion called Kakie-kosode. Aristocratic women desired original and unique paintings and organized gatherings like fashion shows of today displaying painted Kimonos by famous painters. Hand painted Kimono is called Musen-Yuzen, and is regarded as a root of Yuzen – a very common printing technique on Kimono.

In addition, I am doing art classes for children and adults to share creative joy.

For more stories, works and upcoming events, please visit at http://www.tamayosamejima.com/

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Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
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But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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I use EMS (Express Mail Service) via Japanese Postal Service to worldwide with insurance and tracking number.

(Delivery time)
Packages usually take within 10days worldwide
2 - 5 working days for Europe
4 - 8 working days for US (depending the state)
4 working days for Canada
5 working days for Russia
3 working days for Australia
5 working days for Dubai
6 working days for Hong-Kong

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If you are purchasing as a gift for someone else and would like to send directly to the recipient with a note from you, please message me and I'd be happy to help you!
In addition to free gift wrap, I include a small card with hand-washing instructions with every purchase.