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Japan Society of Northern California

500 Washington Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, 94111 United States

October 2011

Japanese Language and Cultural Experience: Sumi-e 墨絵 Workshop

October 28, 2011 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Japan Society of Northern California, 500 Washington Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, 94111 United States
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Sumi-e (墨絵), also called suiboku-ga (水墨画), is Japanese ink wash painting. Brought to Japan from China by Zen Buddhist monks in the mid-14th century, sumi-e is a very elegant and expressive technique that utilizes variations in brushwork and contrasting shades of ink to create dramatic images. The philosophy of sumi-e is to capture the subject’s…

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