Nihonga japanese painting workshop

Sunday, May 19, 2019
10:00 ÷ 13:00
Galleria Nobili
Via Marsala, 4
20121 Milano (MI)

日本画 - Nihonga
Japanese traditional painting workshop
held by Shoko Okumura 奥村祥子

Nihonga - Rinpa school

Suitable for all levels, from beginners to experts.
Shoko Okumura will illustrate how to paint the hortensia flower using the techniques adopted by the Rinpa school which provide for the composition of shaded spots with different pigments.

Nihonga japanese painting technique in action: a hortensia

Technical procedures

We start by preparing the pigments and the ink. Much importance is traditionally given to the skill in knowing how to handle colors and preparations. Then the flower is realized through spots of various shades.

We want to recreate the vibrant effect of the hortensia that takes on different nuances according to the type of soil in which it is located. After that, the leaves will be made with china and mineral pigments.

Shoko Okumura biography

She is specialized in traditional japanese painting.
She graduated in this subject at Tokyo University of the Arts.
She works by appointment from companies.
She's been showing a great passion for painting since she was a child and she prefers natural elements depicted in different seasons.

A hortensia painted with traditional technique of Rinpa school


  • 10 students max
  • Cost € 70, per person
  • Rags are needed to clean up brushes
  • Suitable for all levels, no experience required
  • All materials supplied by the artist
  • The materials produced remain the property of the student
  • To sign up please write to

Cancellation and non-attendance

If the cancellation occurs:
  • 10 or more days before the course: we will refund 85% of the amount
  • 7,8,9 days before: 50% refund
  • less than 7 days or non-attendance: no refund

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