Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fumiyo's Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Season's Greetings from Fumiyo Yoshikawa

SUMI-E / Brush Painting and Watercolor Classes
Venue: the Albany Community Center 
1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA
1/18-2/15  Fridays 9:45-11:45am  5x
3/8-4/12    Fridays 9:45-11:45am  5x

NEW 5/9-6/6   Thursdays 9:00-12:00am  5x 
(8 students max / class)
Call for further information and Registration: (510) 524-9283
E-mail for Supply List:

Venue: Civic Arts Education Shadelands Campus (Annex A) 
111 North Widget Ln (at Ygnacio Valley Rd)
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
1/7-3/11 Mondays 9:00am -12:00pm 8x
(No Class on 1/21, 2/18)
Call for further information and Registration(925) 943-5846
E-mail for Supply List:

SATURDAY Classes and Workshops
Venue: Studio 205A
1021 Broadway, #205A, San Pablo, CA 94806
E-mail for further information:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Season's Greetings

 Hoping you are surrounded by love and warmth this holiday season. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fumiyo Yoshikawa Exhibit from Nov.5th 2012-Feb.3rd 2013

The Art of  
Fumiyo Yoshikawa
A Place Where Memories and Thoughts are Shared
Berkeley Public Library
First Floor Catalog Lobby
2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA94704
November 5th, 2012 – February 3rd, 2013
Artist’s Reception
Sunday, November11th from 2PM to 4PM

Artist Statement
A Place Where Memories and Thoughts are Shared

My art work is based on traditional Japanese art methods, such as sumi-e and nihonga.  Sumi-e is a unique form of Asian art that has produced some of the world’s finest masterpieces of ink painting. Originating in China and having its spiritual basis in Zen Buddhism, this form of expressing nature’s colors through shades of black ink monochrome has been popular in China, Korea and Japan for many centuries.  Nihonga literally means Japanese painting.  In the narrowest definition, nihonga is a particular painting style that utilizes Japanese pigments and binder with traditional tools and technique. I value the labor intensive procedures required by Nihonga because the manual labor itself serves as a meditation and enables me to concentrate on my paintings.

By combining both abstract and figurative paintings my aim is to create a realm in which everyone’s memories and thoughts are shared, exchanged, connected and sometimes combined, as they are in a library.  My figurative paintings stimulate memories or the subconscious; the abstract paintings symbolically express thoughts or philosophies that are mixed together and shared.  Some of the shapes of my abstract paintings are inspired by images of human brains or neurons.  Both types of paintings are related and support each other to give form to this special place.  
I am happy to be able to exhibit my world of art in the Berkeley Public Library.  In books there is a certain sensation, not found in the Internet, strongly related to my art, which values man-made works.

Fumiyo Yoshikawa 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Upcoming Sumi-e Class and Workshop


Venue: Arts Benicia
991 Tyler Street, Suite 114, Benicia, California 94510
tel: 707-747-0131 fax: 707-747-0241 
Date: Saturday 9/8 10am-4pm (1day 6hr workshop)

Visit website for further information and Registration:
E-mail for Supply List:

Beginning / Intermediate SUMI-E / Brush Painting and Watercolor Classes

Venue: the Albany Community Center 
1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA
9/21-10/26  Fridays 9:45-11:45am  6x
11/2-12/14  Fridays 9:45-11:45am  6

Call for further information and Registration: (510) 524-9283
E-mail for Supply List:

Friday, April 27, 2012


Paintings of Fumiyo Yoshikawa are also available there. 
Please come see enjoy the event!

SFMOMA Artists Gallery | Building A, Fort Mason | San Francisco | CA 94123

Five Days Only at Fort Mason
 May 9- 13, 2012 
 A huge selection of original artworks at a savings of up to 75 %

Wednesday, May 9, 6-9 p.m.
Two venues with over 7,000 square feet filled with art: your first chance 
to purchase at incredible savings!

Preview tickets: $10 at the door;
free for SFMOMA members

Additional Sale Hours
Thursday, May 10, noon-8 p.m.
Friday, May 11, noon-8 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, noon-5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 13, noon-4 p.m.

Proceeds benefit participating artists, the Artists Gallery, and SFMOMA. 




Monday, April 16, 2012

ONE: HITOTSU (for the Victims of Northern Japan Earthquake)

Please join us for the event "One: Hitotsu"  at Japan Town.
I will be there to give Japanese calligraphy demonstrations at the following times.
4/21 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
4/22 from 12:00 to 5:00pm

Please see the link for further info.

*I am very sad that I couldn't work for the event due to my sudden neck pain that started Thursday morning. I became unable to move my neck at all and had to stay in bed all this weekend except going to see my medical doctors and an acupuncture place. I hope the event went well and raised good money for suffering people in Japan for the deserter....

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Printmaking Lecture at Asian Art Museum by Toru Sugita

Society for Asian Art Lecture Series
Printmaking as Light and Shadow
by Toru Sugita

Saturday, April 14, 2012
10:15 am -3 pm

Asian Art Museum (Education Studio)
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

More info and register

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Up Coming Sumi-e / Brush Painting Class and Workshop

" Kacho/ Magnoria and a bird"  2012, Fumiyo Yoshikawa

Sumi-e Class and Workshop

Place: the Albany Community Center
Albany Community Center1249 Marin Avenue
Call for further information and registration: (510) 524-9283

 Beginning /Intermediate SUMI-E / Brush Painting and Watercolor Class
5/3- 6/7   Thursdays 10 -12:15 pm   6x    

Place: Arts Benicia
991 Tyler Street, Suite 114, Benicia, California 94510

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Sumi-e workshop

Saturday 6/30 10am-4pm

Visit website below for further information and registration:

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Up Coming Show and Event of Toru Sugita

SFMOMA Artist Gallery Presents
Bay Area Shapes ~ Etching by Toru Sugita

March 15 - April 17, 2012
Reception: Thursday April 5, 6-8 pm

Caffe Museo
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

"Ink & Clay 38"

March 15 - April 27, 2012
Reception: Sat. March 24, 5 -7 pm

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768

Toru is Organizing This
Printmakers Please Join Us!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Exhibit at La Pena

Fumiyo Yoshikawa Art Exhibit at La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 USA TEL:510-849-2568
Date: 3/2/-4/2/2012
Please join us for the opening reception!
Opening Reception: Sunday 3/11  from 4 to 6pm

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

招福厄除 February Greetings

"Go Away Ogre, the evil monster and bad Luck ! Welcome Otafuku, the wealth and good luck!"
Sumi-e Classes with Fumiyo Yoshikawa
at Albany Community Center1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Call for further info and REGISTRATION:  (510) 524-9283
Beginning SUMI-E/Brush Painting and Watercolor
2/9-3/15 Thursdays 10-12:15 pm 4 x
*No class on 2/23, 3/1

Intermediate SUMI-E / Brush Painting and Watercolor
3/22- 4/19 Thursdays 10 -12:15 pm 4x
*No class on 4/12

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sumi-e(Brush Painting) Workshop at Arts Benicia

Sumi-e Workshop with Fumiyo Yoshikawa
at Arts Benicia
991 Tyler Street, Suite 114, Benicia, California 94510
tel: 707-747-0131 fax: 707-747-0241
Saturday 2/25 10am-4pm

For more info and registeration: