Takashi Ijichi

Sensei Takashi Ijichi returns to teaching with a class at the Santa Clara Recreation Center, Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA, 92109.

The new class begins 2/5 and runs through 6/4/2019. Class hours are Tuesday from 11:00am to 2:00 pm.


Class Code is 5484H.

Spring Class subjects include:

   2/5 Orchid, Syllabus, registration, sumi-e vocabulary,

                      materials, and tools. 

                      Lesson on the four gentlemen.

2/12  Japanese Magnolia

2/19  Hummingbird and aloe

2/26  Landscapes / water

  3/5  Cactus prickly pear

3/12  Dandelion new shoot of horsetail

3/19  Bushtits

3/26  Thistle is home work.  Spring Break

  4/2  Cherry blossoms

  4/9  Strawberry

4/16  Cattleya

4/23  Kingfisher

4/30  Seascape

  5/7  Fish

5/14  Iris

5/21  Landscape

5/28  Peony

  6/4  Pot Luck / Review this semester’s subjects

In each class we read part of “Zen Art for Mediation” before demonstration.  (This book tells us Sumi-E concepts, how you can express this in your own paintings and helps your Sumi-E life.) 

The last 30 minutes we critique each student’s paintings.  (This is the most important part of the class, where you learn from other student’s paintings.)

Course Syllabus Page 1: Click HERE
Sumi-e Art Books
  • “Zen Art for Meditation” by Stewart W. Holmes and Chimyo Horioka

  • “On the Law of Japanese Painting” by Henry P Bowie

  • “The Art of Japanese Brush Painting” by Jack McDowell and Takahiko Mikami

  • “Zen and the Fine Arts” by Shinichi Hisamatsu

  • “Sumi-e by Ryuho” by Takashi Ijichi

  • “Chieko and the Pine” by Steven Gregory, Illustrated by Takashi Ijichi

  • “At the Desert’s Green Edge” by Amedeo M. Rea, Illustrations by Takashi Ijichi

Course Syllabus Page 2: Click HERE
Click HERE for Sensei Takashi's  biography.
Class Schedule and more information is available HERE
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