Rie Takeda – Neo Japonism Atelier

Category: Traditional Culture

What we do at HYPER JAPAN Online 2021

In this workshop, you will be first learn to draw the Sumi-e ink painting fireworks ( Hanabi – 花火 – in Japanese ) as a background and then to create your own brushes from materials from nature such as flower buds, twigs, leaves, stems wooden sticks, veggies or even any of your old household materials such as toothbrush or card board. Then you will be guided to explore the Kanji character FLOWER 花 with your own brushes!! How fun this would be!

Prior to the workshop, have fun and go hunt for your brushes-to-be materials in your house, garden or parks or woods in your neighbourhood! Let’s be creative, mindful and experiment with different ‘brushes’! I am sure you will experience a very soothing active creativity in you.

This is a perfect opportunity for any family members/friends to join together to create something memorable for this summer!

Date: 24th July 2021, Saturday
Time: 14:00-16:30 ( 2.5 hours lesson,10 minutes break in between)
Ticket Price:
£30 - Single person ticket
£45 - DUO ticket - 2 person to join with 1 access

Show at HYPER JAPAN Online 2021


Rie started practicing calligraphy at the age of five under the creative supervision of her grandmother, a distinguished “GAYU-Ryu” calligrapher. Later she completed the master of the Gayu calligraphy school in Japan.

Rie’s most representative work is a collection of her ‘Painted Poems’ series. ‘Painted Poems’ radiates with an embrace of unified harmony, striving to create a Natsukashii feeling~a warm nostalgia paired with the momentum of the here and now. Original poems pour into calligraphic design compositions, flowing with rich colours, patterns and an atmospheric spirit. The art of calligraphy, traditional craftsmanship, symbolism, Wabi-Sabi and Haiku-inspired poetry are all interlaced in her collection.

In addition, Rie produces calligraphy works, collages, print designs and works in Body-Art. She works on several projects, collaborations from game companies like Sega to the fashion brands including Kin by John Lewis, Desmond and Dempsey.

She’s been teaching the art of Shodo with her original mindfulness-based-method for 15 years.