Introduction to sumie

Sumie is a traditional technique based on black ink drawing. During a 2 hour-long workshop, the public will be able to discover the history of sumie, use of equipment (rice paper, brush, ink), Japanese language and culture alongside Rei Hayashimoto.

Originated from China, like calligraphy, sumie was transmitted to Japan under the Kamakura era (12th - 14th century) under the zen influence. This movement is characterized by the use of the wash which is the use of one color diluted with black ink to obtain more shades of black and grey. Landscapes are the predominant subject of sumie.


About Rei Hayashimoto

Born in Japan (Kyoto), Rei Hayashimoto has practiced sumie since she was 15. After being a student at the Institute of Japanese Calligraphy NIHON SHUJI of Yokohama, she obtained a master certificate (called “Shihan”) in 2005 which allowed her to teach sumie. She moved to France in 2014, near Metz. She now hosts workshops, teaches sumie, calligraphy and offer works she personalizes with calligraphed names. 




You can register directly online. Should you have any difficulty, please contact Natasha Miclot at +33 3 83 81 10 32 (du lundi au vendredi) ou par email : Nombre de places limité.

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//Organization : Former Prémontrés Abbey cultural centre in partnership with Rei Hayashimoto.//