Hiroshi Yamamoto's Sumi-e


Brush Painting

Sumi-e is a traditional brush painting technique based on using a brush and black ink or subtle watercolours on rice paper. This course is open to students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Prior level must be attained before advancing.

Creative Sumi-e Course 
This course is open for students with three years or more experience in Sumi-e. During this course, students will develop their styles and create artwork to study Sumi-e techniques of specific historical Japanese artists.

Registration for Spring 2024 starts on February 28, 2024.

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Neli Iordanova - Studied Sumi-e under Sensei Hiroshi Yamamoto and worked as a sumi-e instructor for more than ten years. Neli is a member of Sumi-e Artists of Canada and Yugen Artist Group, and regularly exhibits her paintings in Toronto. Neli participated in solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and shows in Japan in 2018 and 2019.

Junko Adachi - Studied Sumi-e under Hiroshi Yamamoto for over five years, and Japanese calligraphy for over 20 years. Has taught Japanese calligraphy to children at Japanese school for nearly 15 years. Has been promoting Japanese culture within the community for over 25 years. Junko is a member of the Sumi-e Artists of Canada.

Teruko Davis - Born and raised in Osaka, Teruko came to Canada in 1992. She pursued studies in gemstones and shippou-yaki(cloisonne), ultimately working in the Antique industry. Her hobby of gardening, along with her knowledge as a Canadian Nature guide inspires her to create various works of art inspired by nature. Starting in the year 2012 she learned Sumi-e from Yamamoto Sensei, and is now a member of the Sumie Society of Canada.


$105.00 +HST

Starter Kit is available at JCCC Reception.

*JCCC Membership is required.

Registration Date: Feb 28 - Mar 15, 2024



Wednesdays Class (8 classes)

March 27-May 15, 2024
Beginner 1&2

1:30pm - 3pm

Intermediate 1&2 

1:30pm - 3pm

Advanced 1&2

10:30am - 12pm

Creative Sumi-e Course

10:30am - 12pm

*must have 3 years and up of experience