TamayoINKception

A Brush with Art, Stroke Your Imagination

Top shop for gifts.

Buyers bought gifts from this shop and gave them 5-star reviews!

Announcement    Hello art lovers! Bring the spirit of zen and aroma of asia into your everyday life!

Thank you for visiting.
25 years ago, I was fascinated by Sumi-e when I encountered works by Zen monk Sumi-e master from 14th century, then I started 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.
I use a superfine Sumi; a Japanese black ink stick made of pine trees soot and natural glue by all handmade traditional technique. I rub down it on a topmost Suzuri (ink stone) and make Sumi ink, each time I paint.
I have had solo exhibitions and on-stage painting performances in Tokyo, NY and Frankfurt, and have been featured on a TV program, as well as web and magazine articles.
I am also working as an art writer and translator for museum exhibitions, books, magazines and websites, and am doing art classes to share creative joy.

♥ Featured on a Japanese TV program and its official Youtube.
https://youtu.be/UkGqtbZ33ao

♥ Featured on Nikkei Asian Review:
https://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Arts/Tokyo-sumi-e-artist-brings-new-life-to-traditional-art

*ATTENTION* Before your order, please understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, items can not be shipped or shipped only by sea to some countries/territories.
Please find the target areas from here and send me a message before your order: https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/overview_en.html

https://tamayosamejima.medium.com/

https://www.instagram.com/tamayoinkception/

https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/2378606

http://www.tamayosamejima.com/

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 8, 2022

Hello art lovers! Bring the spirit of zen and aroma of asia into your everyday life!

Thank you for visiting.
25 years ago, I was fascinated by Sumi-e when I encountered works by Zen monk Sumi-e master from 14th century, then I started 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.
I use a superfine Sumi; a Japanese black ink stick made of pine trees soot and natural glue by all handmade traditional technique. I rub down it on a topmost Suzuri (ink stone) and make Sumi ink, each time I paint.
I have had solo exhibitions and on-stage painting performances in Tokyo, NY and Frankfurt, and have been featured on a TV program, as well as web and magazine articles.
I am also working as an art writer and translator for museum exhibitions, books, magazines and websites, and am doing art classes to share creative joy.

♥ Featured on a Japanese TV program and its official Youtube.
https://youtu.be/UkGqtbZ33ao

♥ Featured on Nikkei Asian Review:
https://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Arts/Tokyo-sumi-e-artist-brings-new-life-to-traditional-art

*ATTENTION* Before your order, please understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, items can not be shipped or shipped only by sea to some countries/territories.
Please find the target areas from here and send me a message before your order: https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/overview_en.html

https://tamayosamejima.medium.com/

https://www.instagram.com/tamayoinkception/

https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/2378606

http://www.tamayosamejima.com/

Items

Etsy automatically translates most text on the site to your preferred language.

See in original language

 

All Items

Etsy automatically translates most text on the site to your preferred language.

See in original language

Tamayo

Contact shop owner

Tamayo

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(28)
See reviews that mention:

About TamayoINKception

Sales 75
On Etsy since 2013

Story

Thank you for visiting!

25 years ago, 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, I had been painting Sumi-e on various clothes, from shirts to Kimono, for well-known Japanese fashion stores and boutiques in Tokyo.

I use a superfine Sumi; a Japanese black ink stick made of pine trees soot and natural glue by all handmade traditional technique. I rub down it on a topmost Suzuri (ink stone) and make Sumi ink, each time I paint.

I paint on a piece of Japanese handcrafted Washi paper, which is then carefully backed with another paper to make the artwork to be thick and fine enough to be put in a frame.
I sometimes order Japanese skilled craftesmen to frame my paintings into authenitc styles like Kakejiku painting scrolls or Byobu foloding screens.

For clothing items, I use a fixing solution in Sumi ink to make the fabrics washable and thus usable. My silk scarves have smooth and soft texture by those traditional and eco-friendly materials and techniques.

I have had solo exhibitions and on-stage painting performances in Tokyo, NY and Frankfurt, and have collaborated with musicians and dancers. I have been featured on a TV program, as well as web and magazine articles.

I am also working as an art writer and translator for museum exhibitions, books, magazines and websites.

When I wrote scripts for Kimono Exhibition, I firstly knew that Sumi-e on Kimono was a fashion in a short period in the 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.

♥ Featured on a Japanese TV program and its official Youtube.
https://youtu.be/UkGqtbZ33ao

♥ Featured on Nikkei Asian Review:
https://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Arts/Tokyo-sumi-e-artist-brings-new-life-to-traditional-art

Shop members

  • Tamayo

    Owner, Maker

    Sumi-e Painter (Japanese traditional black ink painting)  Art Writer for museum exhibitions, books, magazines and websites, mainly among traditional Japanese arts https://www.tamayosamejima.com/ https://tamayosamejima.medium.com/

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Thank you for visiting my shop!
I hope you enjoy my works!

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

Featured on a Japanese TV program and its official Youtube.
https://youtu.be/UkGqtbZ33ao

Featured on Nikkei Asian Review:
https://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Arts/Tokyo-sumi-e-artist-brings-new-life-to-traditional-arthttp://www.tamayosamejima.com/

Accepted payment methods

Paypal

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

PayPal is the most trusted way to pay online. You are able to use any major credit card, and receive confirmation of your purchase.
Please ensure that your address matches the one provided on PayPal.

Orders will not be shipped until payment is received and cleared.
You don't need a Paypal account to pay online! At checkout, choose "Pay with Paypal" and when you get to the Paypal page, click "Continue" next to the small form that says Don't have a Paypal account? Pay with your credit card or bank account and you'll be directed to a safe, secure page to enter your credit card info.

Shipping

Before your order, please understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, items can not be shipped or shipped only by sea to some countries/territories.
Please find the target areas from here and send me a message before your order: https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/2020/0806_01_01_en.pdf


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

It depends on each destination country's custom how long the delivery time is. There is no guarantee your package will arrive within estimated time frames. When orders shipped internationally reach the destination country, they may be subject to customs clearance procedures which can cause delays beyond original delivery estimates.

(Additional cost)
Customer is responsible for all customs and local fees regarding international purchases. Customs may apply additional costs such as duties, taxes and customs clearance fees. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, please contact your local customs office for further information.

(Other remarks)
There is a possibility that cross-border shipments are subject to inspection, and may be opened by customs authorities.

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.