Watoji lab

Saturday, December 07, 2019, 14:30 ÷ 18:30
Castello Visconteo
Viale XI febbraio, 35
27100 Pavia (PV)

Watoji lab 和綴
held by Asako Hishiki

Watoji lab at Castello Visconteo, Pavia

What is sumi

Sumi is a kind of ink usually made mixing jelly and soot, the latter produced by burning different plants' resin: camellia, pine and others.

It is a sort of stick brushing which you get a powder to be mixed with water to obtain the ink. This allows infinite shades when used with traditional japanese brushes.

Watoji laboratory programme

We will use papers hand-decorated, by students, with stamps made at the moment with rubber and potatoes.

We will then make:

  • orihon 折本 - concertina book
  • imoban 芋版 - potato stamps
  • gomuhan ゴムはん rubber-stamps

Sumi shades on paper

Asako Hishiki biography

To learn more about personal and collective exhibitions, please see Asako Hishiki bio


  • Min 6, max 10 students
  • Access with exhibition ticket only
  • Cost € 95
  • All materials supplied by the artist
  • All objects produced remain the property of the student
  • For subscriptions please write to: info@paraventigiapponesi.it

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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