Art gallery/school/shop in Tokyo, Toyokuni Atelier Studio is great to discover sumi-e, Japanese ink wash painting! Enjoy a free exhibition, accessible lessons in English, and original/unique products by a Japanese father and his son 🙂 The father won awards in Italy for the picture book “Kobutori” (1987), in France for the picture book “Momotaro” (1990), in China for the woodcut print “Asian Woman” (2000)…
豊國アトリエ (Toyokuni Atorie).
Kanda-jimbocho 3-1-13 (1st floor), Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051, Japan.
Nearby subway stations: Jimbocho
Tuesday-Saturday (12:00-19:00), Sunday (12:00-17:00).
Japanese (native), English (fluent).
Accepted (now checking usable types).
For sumi-e classes, discussions or shopping support in French language at Toyokuni Atelier Studio, contact the Yes in Japan team (early reservation with Sébastien Duval recommended).
Experience painting on Japanese traditional paper Washi! Master Toyokuni teaches sumi-e ink wash painting at all levels in English or Japanese during lessons of 90 minutes at Toyokuni Atelier Studio 🙂 Make a reservation and bring 5.000 yens per person.
As a special offer for foreigners only, his son Yuta teaches sumi-e to beginners in English or Japanese during lessons of 30 minutes. No reservation needed; just bring 1.000 yens per person. You typically draw a simple cat’s face to get used to the brush and black ink then see how to paint a Daruma, bamboo or landscape with mountains and rivers.
For practical reasons, each lesson at the art gallery between Jimbocho and Kudanshita subway stations (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo) is limited to 5 students. Contact the Yes in Japan team to request special arrangements for bigger groups or professionals on business trip in Japan.
42m-high octagonal “Martial Arts Hall of Japan“, the Nippon-budokan was built in Kitanomaru Park to host the first Olympic judo competition during the 1964 Summer Games, promote Japanese martial arts especially among the young, foster health by training body & mind, and contribute to world peace! 14.471 spectators can watch exciting concerts, demonstrations, tournaments… Contact the Yes In Japan team to watch or participate to martial arts lessons in a dojo of the annexe 🙂
The Martial Arts Hall of Japan is in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo near Kudanshita subway station, Hotel Grand Palace, the National Showa Memorial Museum, Tsukudo Shrine, and Yasukuni Shrine. See our calendar to enjoy a martial arts event there (several every month), often for free or a few thousand yens. In autumn 2014, you can go watch aikido, judo, karate, kendo… Be careful, the starting and ending time of the events vary.
If you visit Asia and are interested in Japanese culture or martial arts, attend a championship at the Martial Arts Hall of Japan and request a Yes in Japan personalized tour in Tokyo!