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RYU dragon live painting with Samurai 士魂流水 at Tokyo Samurai Theater

November 18, 19, 2022, I had a great opportunity to collaborate with Samurai 士魂流水 at Samurai Theater Tokyo. In total 6 shows, I painted RYU dragon Kakejiku at each opening. I painted in around 10 minutes with Samurai performing behind

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RYU Kakejiku Live painting dedication at Enno-ji temple in Fukuoka

I had a great opportunity to dedicate my RYU dragon Kakejiku with live painting at Enno-ji temple in Fukuoka 2022, October 4th. It was a wonderful serene atmosphere inside the main hall of Buddha. The priest recited sutra for one

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YouTube videos of Kyoto & Nara temples and shrines visit

We published our Tokyo/Japan Explore spots YouTube videos, about “Kyoto & Nara trip”. There are 8 videos about Kyoto & Nara temples and shrines visit. They are about visiting not well known popular tourist spots (some are famous already though),

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2022 Shihomi Solo Exhibition in Tokyo “ZEN・SAKURA EXHIBITION”

2022 Shihomi Solo Exhibition YouTube

I love to make cherry blossom themed artworks, so I wanted to hold my solo exhibition during the cherry blossom season.  I am really grateful that I could hold my first solo exhibition in a nostalgic Japanese old house near

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Sakura cherry blossoms Japanese Suibokuga painting & cherry blossoms history in Japan

Cherry blossoms painting and history YouTube video

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How to paint RYUJIN(龍神)on YouTube

YouTube How to draw RYUJIN 龍神 dragon Suibokuga
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The difference between RYUJIN (龍神) and Dragon

Gold RYUJIN dragon painting art

The difference between 龍(Ryu) and Dragon I started painting 龍(Ryu) and now I am attracted to 龍(Ryu). When we try to translate 龍(Ryu) into English, it is often said “dragon”. However, dragons in European countries and 龍(Ryu) in Eastern countries

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Guardian god Tiger on Kakejiku art

Tiger on Kakejiku art Tigers are one of the very popular subjects on Japanese Kakejiku art. Kakejiku is Japanese traditional hanging scroll. It is hung on the wall in Japanese style room, especially on alcove “Tokonoma”, since ancient time. Tiger

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Beautiful Crane birds, Japanese good luck symbol

YouTube video crane bird

Crane birds – Japanese good luck symbol We, Japanese have a deep connection with crane birds since ancient times. The beautiful crane birds can be seen in many occasions, such as Japanese old stories, music, paintings, and so on. Crane

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Miniature Orizuru art

tiny miniature orizuru

Orizuru is a crane bird made with Origami. Origami is Japanese traditional paper art and kids activities. It is said to be brought to Japan by Buddhist monks around the sixth century, however there is no evidence about this and

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