2018 / San Diego: Balboa Park to host Japanese brush painting exhibition, Nov. 24-25

Kabura by Joshu


The annual exhibition, which is free to the public, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 24th and 25th, 2018.

The exhibition will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, California.

The Washu-Kai Japanese Brush Painting Society was founded by our master sensei Kazuko (Suzy) Reynolds (Washu) (1920-2011).

Visitors to the exhibition will see Japanese paintings in monochrome ink (suibokuga/sumi-e), paintings using both monochrome ink and color (bokusaiga/nihonga), and hanging scrolls (kakejiku).

On Saturday, November 24th, special demonstrations will be performed by Washu’s graduate student Tatsuko Sandin (Rushu). Tatsuko currently teaches Japanese brush painting within the San Diego Community College Continuing Education system.

We will also have a demonstration of calligraphy (shodo) and sumi-e by Washu-Kai member Naoko Ozaki. Naoko was born in Tokyo, Japan where she started her artistic career in calligraphy and sumi-e.

She is currently enrolled in the Bifu Calligraphy Instructor Certification Program.”

On Sunday, November 25th, a special painting demonstration will be performed by Washu’s graduate student Wendy C. Nakamura (Kakushu).

In March 2018, Wendy was the Grand Prix winner in the Asia International Art Exhibition in Seoul, Korea.

The exhibition will showcase wearable fashion art painted by Washu-Kai members. The wearable art fashion show will be on Sunday, November 25th at 2:15 p.m.

Ikebana floral arrangements will be by Grand Master Akiko Bourland of the Ohara School of Ikebana; by Hiroko Szechinski, Director, San Diego Branch of Sogetsu School of Ikebana; and by Sue Elsayeh, Ichiyo School of Ikebana.

Koto music will be performed by Masazumi Kai.

For more information, the general public can call: Balboa Park Visitors Center  at (619) 239-0512