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Do you know JAKUCHU?

Do you know a man named ITO JAKUCHU?

jakuchu's sumie copy

He is one of the most renowned Japanese Painting Artists

who was living in the Edo period(1716-1800).


From 2012, his work was on display at the National Gallery of Art

in Washington D.C.

【Colorful Realm】


Additionally, from 2018, his work can be seen at Petit Palais

in Paris, France.

【Le Royaume colore des etres vivants】

 Maybe you have heard of him or seen his work?


Most Japanese people did not know JAKUCHU.

Until his exhibition was held in Kyoto in 2000, most Japanese people did not know him.


Can you believe it?


The first time I saw his work was at his exhibition

“The Price Collection JAKUCHU and The Age of Imagination” held in Tokyo in 2006.


Mr. Joe Price is as famous as him at the top and a Japanese traditional art collector.


The 2016 exhibition became famous.

More than 400,000 people visited.


Speaking of JAKUCHU

jakuchu's paintings


 The 33-scroll set of Buddha-and-bird-and-flower paintings called

“Doshoku sai-e” in Japanese is his most famous and representative work.


They attracted many people with works drawn by his transcendental technique.


But I was struck by the his SUMI-e, called SUIBOKUGA.


jakuchu's sumi-e


 Above all, the crane he drew with ink painting was really stunning.


And that was how I started to study SUMI-e 11years ago.




shoukoku-ji temple entrance 

People said he copied more than 1000 paintings from China for studying at SHOUKOKU-JI.


And I also copied many of his works for studying the same as he did.


copied jakuchu' sumi-e


copied jakuchu' sumi-e

But I repeated mistakes over and over again.


Then finally I was able to draw these pictures, “Phoenix and Dragon” in 2016, which is exactly the 300th anniversary of his birth.


It was an expression of respect for him from me.


I will continue to do so for studying even I don’t know how long it takes to copy more than 1000 paintings.


view my copied JAKUCHU



You can always see his paintings in Kyoto.


If you want to hit his work when you come to Japan,

You can always see his paintings in Kyoto.


SHOUKOKU-JI has a museum called “Jotenkaku museum”.


The other place where you can find JAKUCHU  in Kyoto is



His work is always on display at these museums.


JAKUCHU is the one and only genius painter born in Japan.

Please check him out when you come to Kyoto.

Surely you will love him more.




jakuchu's sumie t-shirt

This is one of JAKUCHU’s SUMI-e  “Pine , Plum and Bamboo with Cranes”, what I copied and designed.


If you like JAKUCHU, Make sure to check out our JAKUCHU copied T-shirts!!
Then you can always have the love of JAKUCHU with you.


I will continue to introduce his work here from time to time.


Thanks for stopping by.

As always, have a great day!


sumi-e art|SUMI_e_MOTION

sumi-e art|SUMI_e_MOTION

“SUMIeMOTION” is SUMI-e art project by Hideyuki Kawamura, SUMI-e Artist. We are introducing our art works, which is merged with our traditional art of “SUMI-e” that was brought back with ZEN from China and developed in its own way in Japan and a welling of new “eMOTION”, from Chiba to all over the world.

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Address Mutsuzawa machi Chousei gun Chiba Japan
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