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Art video: Japanese ink wash painting at Toyokuni Atelier (Tokyo)

Watch the cool Get Japan video “Japanese Ink Wash Painting” (59 seconds) to learn about Toyokuni Atelier in Tokyo city then give it a thumb up 🙂 You can see original painted scrolls & postcards of Daruma, cats, dragons, etc. for sale and the artist HONDA Yuta drawing bamboo on paper with a brush during a lesson! If needed, activate the subtitles in English, French…

Our French guide accompanied several travellers to this nice art gallery during 1-day tours to introduce the Japanese culture and sumi-e traditional ink wash painting. Families with children particularly enjoyed the sumi-e activity in English (or in French thanks to the guide)! Think about it when you travel to Asia 🙂

July, August & September 2015: Sumi-e lessons at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Tokyo)

In July, August and September 2015, the ink wash painting lessons with sumi-e master HONDA Toyokuni at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (gallery near Jimbocho station, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo) only take place between 13:00 and 17:00. Reserve at least two weeks before your selected day and bring 8.000 yens per person for a lesson of 90 minutes in English or Japanese.

The son HONDA Yuta still teaches sumi-e to foreign beginners without reservation 🙂 Come between 12:00 and 19:00 from Tuesday to Saturday or between 12:00 and 17:00 on Sunday with 1.000 yens per person for a lesson of 30 minutes in English or Japanese.

Sumi-e artists HONDA Yuta and Toyokuni at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Enjoy a unique experience with a bilingual Japanese artist this summer and hone your artistic skills with a brush on washi paper while you visit or live in Japan!

Happy thanks to Yes in Japan: Japanese lunch and “Japanese paintings” shopping

A couple of French-speaking tourists in Tokyo e-mailed our Yes in Japan French manager (always glad to help people in trouble) to thank him for helping them order their lunch at a Japanese restaurant without English menu and without English-speaking staff then recommending Ebisudo Gallery near Jimbocho station (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo) to buy beautiful “Japanese paintings” (ukiyo-e woodblock prints in fact) at a reasonable price. They found the art shop with our Get Japan map of Jimbocho area, loved the gallery and its shopkeeper, and bought 2 ukiyo-e 🙂
Ukiyo-e woodblock print with the Hota coast in Awa province at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Activity in Tokyo: Admire, buy or practice sumi-e at Toyokuni Atelier Studio

Do you know sumi-e ink wash painting? Toyokuni Atelier Studio is a great place to admire, buy or practice sumi-e: free exhibition, original products, activities for children and adults… by an award-winning father and his son!
Admire, buy or practice sumi-e at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan) ☺

Typical prices:

  • Sumi-e lesson for beginners (English or Japanese language): 1000 yens
  • Sumi-e postcard: 100 yens
  • Sumi-e painting (black ink or rare colourful mix): 3000-30000 yens
  • Sumi-e t-shirt: 15000 yens

Open: 12:00-19:00 (Sunday: 12:00-17:00, Monday: closed)

Credit cards: Accepted.
Labels: Japanese.

Toyokuni Atelier Studio is the gallery 10 in the section C2 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Shopping in Tokyo: Find fun gifts, art supplies… at Bumpodo

Bumpodo is a stationery shop selling fun Japanese souvenirs, oil paints, manga pens… opened in 1887! In addition to the shopping floors, Bumpodo features a gallery on the fourth floor and an art school on the fifth and seventh floors.
Find fun gifts, art supplies... at Bumpodo (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Typical prices:

  • Ukiyo-e postcard: 86 yens
  • Origami: 108 yens
  • “Cat Sushi” key chain: 400 yens
  • Hand towel: 800 yens

Open: 10:00-19:30

Phone: (+81) 03-3291-3441
Credit cards: Accepted.
Labels: Japanese.

Bumpodo is the gift shop 23 in the section C3 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Shopping for ukiyo-e in Japan at Tokyo’s Ebisudo Gallery

At Ebisudo Gallery, you can buy Japanese woodblock prints/paintings from the Edo period, Meiji period or modern era, representing a samurai, a Japanese lady in kimono, the fours seasons of Japan, a Buddhist temple, Mount Fuji… This art shop in Chiyoda ward sells ukiyo-e originals (5.000 to 40.000 yens and beyond!) by famous artists as well as cheap reproductions and ukiyo-e calendars. Ebisudo Gallery currently selling the 2015 Calendar “Hasui” for 1.300 yens. We liked this small shop; check it out if you go on a shopping tour in Tokyo!
Ukiyo-e woodblock print with the Hota coast in Awa province at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Ebisudo Gallery is open from 11:00 to 18:30 from Monday to Saturday. The nice Japanese lady running the business speaks English and French; call 03-3219-7651 for information or ask your hotel’s staff to contact this specialist store for you. Near Jimbocho subway station and Sakura Hotel & Café Jimbocho, Ebisudo Gallery is the Japanese art gallery marked “4” on the Yes in Japan free map of Tokyo Chiyoda ward for autumn/winter 2014.

Of course, you can pay your ukiyo-e purchases at Ebisudo Gallery by credit card and ask for international delivery. Traditional art but modern business 🙂

Ukiyo-e woodblock print in Tokyo: The Hota Coast in Awa Province at Ebisudo gallery

Add ukiyo-e woodblock prints by the famous artist UTAGAWA Hiroshige to your collection or offer them to Japanese art lovers! Consider this print “The Hota Coast in Awa Province” (nowadays Kyonan city in Chiba prefecture) with pine trees, walkers, waves, boats, and a completely white Mount Fuji… realized in Japan in 1858 and found in Jimbocho Book Town at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo):
Ukiyo-e woodblock print with the Hota coast in Awa province at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

To acquire this fine ukiyo-e original part of the “36 views of Mount Fuji” series, take exit A7 at Jimbocho subway station and bring 110.000 yens to the ukiyo-e shop during your stay in Tokyo!

Jimbocho/Takebashi area in Tokyo: Japanese paper, prints, paintings, sushi…

Exciting Japanese art and culture in Tokyo near Jimbocho and Takebashi subway stations! Traditional paper, prints and paintings, artworks from diverse artists, an imperial spot for green tourism, and delicious raw fish! In autumn and winter 2014, Yes in Japan‘s travel manager recommends you:

Sumi-e painting at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Visit these unique shops and cultural spots if you study/work in Jimbocho, stay at a hotel in Chiyoda ward, attend a tournament at the nearby Martial Arts Hall of Japan or go to Yasukuni Shrine!

Ukiyo-e woodblock print in Tokyo: Maple Trees at Mama at Ebisudo gallery

Give colourful ukiyo-e woodblock prints by Master UTAGAWA Hiroshige to your family or good friends! For example, this print “The maple trees at Mama, the Tekona shrine and Tsugihashi bridge” (nowadays Ichikawa city in Chiba prefecture) with autumn leaves, designed in Japan in 1857 and found at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo):
Ukiyo-e woodblock print with Mama's maple trees at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

To buy this ukiyo-e reproduction part of the “One hundred famous views of Edo” series, take exit A7 at Jimbocho subway station and bring 12.960 yens to the Japanese art shop.

Sumi-e art in Tokyo: 5% discount at Toyokuni Atelier Studio in 2014/2015

To promote Japanese art, our inbound travel manager negotiated and obtained a 5% discount valid on all products at Toyokuni Atelier Studio until 01 March 2015 (may be extended)! Just bring our “Autumn/winter 2014” paper map and spend at least 1.000 yens 🙂 Toyokuni Atelier Studio sells beautiful sumi-e paintings, original postcards great for New Year, unique tee-shirts with handmade drawings, decorated iPhone cases… by the Japanese artist HONDA Toyokuni.
Sumi-e postcard with a whale and children at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

During your autumn/winter holidays in Japan, get our free map at our travel agency or at any Yes in Japan partner near the gallery/shop in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward: Hotel Grand Palace, Sakura Hotel Jimbocho, the National Showa Memorial Museum, Bookhouse Jinbocho, the coffee shop Mamekohboh on Yasukuni street

Enjoy the local culture and life during your holidays or stay in Japan, and share it with your family and friends back home!