About Takashi Ijichi


Born in Japan in 1947 and raised the southern prefecture of Kagoshima, Takashi Ryuho Ijichi has studied sumi-e brush painting for 30 years. He has been teaching in San Diego since 1991 and joined the San Diego Community College faculty in 2000.

Takashi’s teacher, or sensei, in Japan was Yasuko Nishiwaki. In San Diego he studied with Washu, also known as Kazuko (Suzy) Reynolds.



One of the Four Gentlemen

beginning strokes

Artist and Teacher