2023-11-29 | Event

Learn Ballpoint Pen Drawing from a Nezu Pen Artist at Our Workshop on Saturday, December 2nd!

Hello! I’m a staff member at HOTEL GRAPHY NEZU.
Today, we are excited to announce our first-ever workshop at the hotel, a ballpoint pen drawing workshop.
For those who want to start something new in the coming year or explore a new art form, we invite you to join us at this event!

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Beginners Welcome! Workshop with Pen Drawing Artist Hirokazu Sugiyama, Active in Nezu

HOTEL GRAPHY NEZU, since its opening in February 2013, has aimed to be a “lifestyle hotel where people can connect,” with a focus on community-building events. We have strived to collaborate with many local businesses, such as restaurants and miscellaneous goods stores, to mutually promote and share the charm of the area.

We are pleased to announce an opportunity for community members and guests to learn about pen drawing by inviting a local artisan active in Nezu. On the day of the workshop, Mr. Hirokazu Sugiyama will serve as the instructor, imparting his knowledge of pen drawing techniques. Additionally, pen drawing postcards created by Mr. Sugiyama are available for purchase at 150 yen per card.

While the delicate and beautiful techniques may not be mastered by everyone immediately, we hope that by experiencing the art, you can feel the essence of the Nezu neighborhood. This workshop is offered with the desire to provide a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an artisan. We encourage your participation and invite you to fully enjoy the artistic atmosphere of Nezu, the city of art.

◼️Pen Drawing – Second Generation of the Sugiyama Style, Mr. Hirokazu Sugiyama’s Profile

Member of Bunkyo Ward Traditional Craftsmanship Association, Member of Bunkyo Ward Tourist Association

Born in 1963 in Nezu, Bunkyo Ward. The eldest son of the Yabu family and the sole disciple. After graduating from design school, he gained experience as a designer and Japanese cuisine chef. In 2010, he began studying under Master Yabu, entering the world of pen drawing. Similar to Master Yabu, he maintains a meticulous style and creates works that capture the essence and warmth while challenging the intricate forms of contemporary architecture.

Additionally, he conducts classes in Nezu, organizes lectures sponsored by Bunkyo Ward and holds exhibitions in various locations.

Pen Drawing Atelier & Shop: Sugiyama Art Room
2-25-1 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0031, Japan
TEL/FAX: 03-3823-3366
Access: From Nezu Station (Exit 1) on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, walk left along Funinodori (towards Sendagi), turn right next to the Fureai Hall. 5-minute walk

Ballpoint Pen Drawing Workshop Details

Date and Time: December 2, 2023 (Saturday) 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Reservation Method: Hotel guests will be guided through a reservation at the front desk. For non-hotel guests, please contact us by phone (050-3138-2628) or send a direct message on Instagram.

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