TamayoSamejima

Japanese Ink Painting, Suiboku Sumie on Fashion KIMONO

Tokyo, Japan | 42 Sales

TamayoSamejima

Japanese Ink Painting, Suiboku Sumie on Fashion KIMONO

Tokyo, Japan 42 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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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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  • Japanese Ink Painting, Learn History
    埼玉県

    Jul 11–Jul 11, 2019

    Please check details and calendar from https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/150237 I will welcome you at JR Higashi-Omiya station and take you to an art studio in a Japanese-style tatami room. I will serve you a cup of coffee or tea, with little crackers or sweets. Using my computer and projector, I'll then give a lecture on the art materials, art history, basic techniques of Sumie / Suibokuga paintings and Japanese arts. Then I'll teach you the genuine techniques of sumi-e painting and you'll paint a eggplant and a pine tree - an auspicious motif in Japan. If you would like to paint other motifs, please let me know in advance, so I can prepare sample paintings. If you join my class more than once, I will prepare different motifs every time. I also teach you how to write your name in Japanese, so you can sign on your artwork.

  • Sumie Painting Class in Tokyo
    JR 上野駅
    上野7-1-1
    東京, 東京都

    Dec 22

    In this course, you will learn traditional painting techniques of Suiboku-ga / Sumie / Japanese Ink Painting in a step-by-step manner by an English speaking artist. One-time participation is welcome.

  • Sumie Painting Class in Tokyo
    麴町駅 (Y15)
    麹町3-2
    千代田区, 東京都

    Dec 25

    In this course, you will learn traditional painting techniques of Suiboku-ga / Sumie / Japanese Ink Painting in a step-by-step manner by an English speaking artist. One-time participation is welcome.

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Last updated on October 1, 2017
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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