Upcoming workshops

12 Dec 2021 @ Japaneasy (Sumi-e)

Address: L1, 152 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC

Let's experience Sumi-e (Japanese ink painting) and create your own art piece on beautiful Japanese rice paper with a traditional red stamp to take home. You will learn to use different ink tones and brush techniques to create some simple and expressive paintings such as owls, Koi fish, cherry blossoms, forest and roses. All the materials will be provided and you don't need any art experience to try, all ages are welcome.

*All participants aged 16 and over are required to be fully vaccinated* 

12 Dec 2021 Sun 12pm - 1pm Cherry blossoms

12 Dec 2021 Sun 1:15pm - 2:15pm Koi fish

12 Dec 2021 Sun 2:30pm - 3:30pm Rose 

12 Dec 2021 Sun 3:45pm - 4:45pm Owl

12 Dec 2021 Sun 5pm - 6pm Forest


Fee: $45 including all the materials



Those workshops will be held as a part of the event "EASY PEASY CHRISTMASSY BY JAPANEASY 2021"

・Enjoy Japanese culture workshops to create unique Christmas gifts

・A live concert with traditional Japanese instruments and a choir (Free to enter, limited numbers)

・Mini market to find some amazing gifts for your family, friends and yourself.

・To join the workshops, please book ahead via our website. Otherwise, reserve a place on the day at the door. Numbers are limited in line with Covid-19 protocols.

・This is a unique event for people with a love of Japan, or those interested in a Japanese experience.

”This is easy to join, fun to create and enjoy Christmas tastes with a little bit of Japan.”


Event details:


27 Nov & 4 Dec 2021 @ Living & Learning Centre Nillumbik (Shodo/Sumi-e)

Address: 739 Main Rd, Eltham VIC

This is a monthly workshop - come to one or come to them all. You will learn something different each time and your practice will improve. You will be able to learn both calligraphy (Shodo) and painting (Sumi-e) of your choice.

27 Nov 2021 Sat 10am - 1pm beginners class

4 Dec 2021 Sat 2am - 5pm ongoing class

details and booking:

(03) 9433 3744

11 Dec 2021 @ KAMI Studio (Stamp making)

Address: 375 Fitzroy St, Fitzroy VIC

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11 Dec 2021 Sat 2pm - 4pm - Making your own stamp

details and booking:


(03) 9433 3744

5 Dec 2021 @ Melbourne Art Class (Sumi-e)

Address 817B Glenferrie Rd, Howthorn VIC

(level 1, via the laneway about 50m south of the Barkers Rd intersection)

5 Dec 2021 Sun 10am - 1pm fully booked

details and booking:


10 - 24 Nov 2021 @ Melbourne Art Class (Sumi-e 3 week short course)

Address: 817B Glenferrie Rd, Howthorn VIC

(level 1, via the laneway about 50m south of the Barkers Rd intersection)

10, 17 & 24 Nov 2021 Wed 10:30am - 1pm fully booked

The Four Gentlemen - Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum, Plum blossom

Junko will guide you through painting four traditional images that contain the basic strokes that every Sumi-e artist masters: The Four Gentlemen.


The Four Gentlemen is a collective noun for four plants. They represent the four seasons and originated in Chinese art in the 960s AD. Many neighbouring countries, including Japan, adopted the four gentlemen into their traditional art practises. 

Beginner Sumi-e artists focus on The Four Gentlemen because of their refined beauty, and the fundamental brushstrokes used to create them.

details and booking:


19 Feb 2022 @ Gloworm Studios (Sumi-e)

Address: 11 Railway Place, Fairfield VIC

19 Feb 2022 Sat 3pm - 5:30pm - Sumi-e for beginners

details and booking:


24 Sep 2021 @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre (Sumi-e)

Address: 157 Union Rd, Surrey Hills VIC

24 Sep 2021 Sun 10:30am - 1:30pm canceled due to lockdown

details and booking:


(03) 9890 2467

1 May 2021 @ Yama Ki (Japanese ink art forest retreat)

Address: 1284 Don Rd, Don Valley VIC

1 May 2021 Sat 10am - 1pm

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The way of ink ~ Japanese ink art forest retreat

This Japanese ink art retreat is a creative exploration amongst the Yarra Valley forest. Guided by the way of ink and connecting with our hearts, we will therapeutically explore how ink reflects our inner space and expression within.

Art facilitation by Junko Azakawa, and organic refreshments by Phuong at Yama Ki.

Retreat cost $120. Limited to 8 participants, all art material & refreshments provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements/allergies.



Option for individual shiatsu treatments in the afternoon to connect your body/mind/heart at additional cost, $100/60min.

9 May 2021 @ Box Hill Community Arts Centre (Sumi-e)

Address: 470 Station St, Box Hill VIC

9 May 2021 Sun 10am - 12pm - Learning how to paint Koi fish

9 May 2021 Sun 12:30pm - 2:30pm - Learning how to paint Cherry blossoms

details and booking:

(03) 9895 8833